A Sweet Event

Posted on February 14, 2020 /

Mercy Ships Holland attempts to break Guinness world record Whether it’s covering fruit, in a heart-shaped box, or simple bar form, chocolate is one of the most iconic Valentine symbols we know. Nearly 36 million heart shape boxes of chocolates are sold annually, and according to the National Retail Federation, Americans alone are expected to … Continued

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Launching a NEW Vessel of Mercy

Posted on January 28, 2020 /

Our newest ship, the Global Mercy, will soon join our fleet as the world’s first purpose-built civilian hospital ship. This ship was built by drawing on our 40 years of organizational experience. Once she joins the Mercy Ships fleet, the Global Mercy will more than double our surgical and training capacity, and it is expected … Continued

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Exciting adventures await…

Posted on January 28, 2020 / ,

Mercy Ships deploys hospital ships to transform lives and serve nations, and a crew of volunteer professionals from around the world make our mission possible. Together, we’re bringing hope and healing – join us! ELECTRICIAN “The thought that our collective roles could service the needs of others urges a spark of joy — because loving … Continued

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An Unshakeable Smile

Posted on January 27, 2020 /

Saliou was too young to realize that he was different. At two years old, the little boy had no idea that his cleft lip set him apart from the other children. Blissfully unaware, the condition had no damper on Saliou’s personality, which brought joy to everyone he met. While some might view Saliou’s condition as … Continued

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The Impact of Preventative Care

Posted on January 13, 2020 /

Treating Toothaches to Avoid Surgery Toothaches are usually painful, annoying hiccups in our day to day life, but a quick visit to the dentist’s chair and a little more caution in what we eat for a week typically solves it. But, what if it wasn’t this quick of a fix? What if instead of going … Continued

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A Look Back

Posted on January 6, 2020 /

As we close the book on 2019 and look ahead to the possibilities of 2020, we wanted to take some time to reflect on all that has been accomplished! Over the last year, the Africa Mercy spent five months in Guinea and five months in Senegal, during which volunteers from around the world helped provide life-changing medical … Continued

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Wishing you a Merry Little Christmas

Posted on December 23, 2019 /

Celebrating the holidays on board the Africa Mercy The decorated Christmas tree stands over a collection of gifts. Stockings hang over a fireplace or sit on a table waiting to be discovered before Christmas breakfast. There’s a magic in the air on Christmas morning as most households wake to celebrate this special time with family … Continued

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Growing a Better Future

Posted on December 18, 2019 /

While the main focus of the Mercy Ships mission is to provide safe, surgical care, understanding proper nutrition, and how to maintain it, is absolutely key to maintaining a healthy community.   The Mercy Ships Food for Life Program partners with local African agencies to help families and communities learn practical and natural food-producing skills … Continued

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Thank you and Merry Christmas!

Posted on December 15, 2019 /

Thank you for changing lives, restoring families and renewing hope in 2019. Enjoy this video and see some of the lives you saved and transformed in the last year. As you watch, we hope you know that the support of friends like you made all of this joy possible.

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Kadiatou’s Journey

Posted on December 11, 2019 /

Kadiatou didn’t understand why her hands and feet weren’t like the other children, nor did she know why her mother had to tie her shoes on with string to stop them from falling off. Since birth she’d suffered from clubfoot that had been neglected as she approached her fifth birthday, causing her to fall behind … Continued

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