Read Edith's Story

When Edith was 7, a tumor started growing on her face—just like the giant one on her mother’s face.

Read Paul's story

Unable to eat or drink because of his cleft lip and palate, Paul’s life was in danger.

Read Tresor's Story

It took months for cataracts to destroy Tresor’s vision—and just twenty minutes to restore it.

Read Esther’s Story

One windswept leg was robbing Esther of the joys of childhood while threatening her future.

Read Monique’s story

Monique hid her blindness from her family, until it finally shut her off from the world.

Read Cecilia’s Story

Cecilia always smiled, even when her twisted knee made walking painful.

Read Ernest's Story

Ashamed of the tumor that was destroying his life, Ernest hid in the dark.

Read Dorkas' and Anna's Story

Both sisters were born blind, and their mother thought she was cursed.

Read Prinscio’s Story

Prinscio was ashamed of his twisted feet. Now he’s excited to run and play like other kids.

Read Haingo’s story

Unable to breastfeed because of her cleft palate, Haingo was slowly starving to death.

Read David's Story

Born with bowed legs, David faced a lifetime of pain without surgery...

Read Jacques's Story

Jacques and his sisters Marie and Elodie were all blind from cataracts…

Volunteer stories of mercy

A tangible hope

Dr. Gary Parker has had a front-row view of the great surgical need.

Mercy Ships nurse volunteer tells her storyNursing Africa to health

"What they give back to us is more than we could ever give."

Mercy Ships medical volunteer tells her storyHelping the blind to see

"You can’t help but be changed when you serve the Lord."

Mercy Ships crew member tells his storyLove and acceptance

"I'm not the same person I was when I left home."

Mercy Ships crew member tells his storyDriven to serve others

"Any little part I can do to help is worth it."

Mercy Ships nurse volunteer tells her storyMaking lasting change with love

"I have been changed and I have grown here."

35 years of healing the world's poor

Mercy Ships female African patient smilingMercy in action

How the world’s largest charity hospital ship provides care and neighborly love.

Why we serve the poor

Many of the world’s poor suffer or even die from easily treatable medical conditions.

Don & Deyon Stephens founders of Mercy ShipsFrom dream to reality

Discover the origins and history of our international humanitarian organization.

Mercy Ships volunteer doctor operates on patientTraining local doctors

Our mission to leave a lasting impact in Togo.