Read Rajo's Story

Rajo’s painful club foot left him unable to or interact with other children.

Read Somaya's Story

When Somaya was born with a cleft, her father abandoned her. But her mother never stopped praying.

Read Fifalina’s Story

Fifalina’s severely bowed legs left her unable to walk or play…

Read Jean's Story

Jean’s bowed legs left him with no hope and no childhood…

Read Cyriane's Story

As a very small child, Cyriane had one big wish—to wear shoes like her older sister.

Read Victorien's Story

Victorien was shunned because of a growing tumor. He was afraid that he would die.

Read Sasiline's Story

Sasiline’s right arm and hand were terribly disfigured from burns.

Read Mariette's Story

Mariette was burdened by a 10-pound mass. Neighbors called her “monster.”

Read Sambany's Story

For 36 years, Sambany endured a monstrous facial tumor that left him hopeless.

Read Elvie's Story

Born with a devastating clubfoot, Elvie was unable to walk properly.

Read Elisabeth's Story

Born with a severe cleft lip and cleft palate, Elisabeth could not eat or drink properly.

Read William's Story

Cataracts were slowly stealing William's sight. Without help, he'd go blind.

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.