Doubling the Impact

Posted on November 25, 2019 /

How you can help change lives this Giving Tuesday The hustle and bustle of the holiday season — the stress of decorating a home, creating a fancy meal, or rushing to find the perfect gift — often clouds the real reason we come together during this time of year. This is a season of hope. And once … Continued

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AmazonSmile partners with Mercy Ships to help people in need.

Posted on November 22, 2019 /

Online shopping makes our lives easier. Now it also makes it easier to give back. By shopping with AmazonSmile, your next online shopping trip could help Mercy Ships provide life-changing and lifesaving surgeries around the world. And you don’t have to spend any extra money to make it happen.

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Working for Change

Posted on November 18, 2019 /

Dr. Payam Afzali’s Story   While Dr. Payam Afzali had heard of Mercy Ships in the past, it was a presentation by Dr. Gary Parker, Mercy Ships Chief Medical Officer, that resulted in a unique experience for the maxillofacial specialist. “He spoke candidly about the patients he had treated and the ‘before and after’ (images) … Continued

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A Family Trip

Posted on November 4, 2019 /

Volunteers share their experience onboard the Africa Mercy. The Newquists are a family of five who decided to embark on an adventure this year! They are currently serving onboard the Africa Mercy as a family, helping bring hope and healing to those in need. Roger Newquist spent 19 years working as part of the California … Continued

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A Unique Education

Posted on October 28, 2019 /

We like to call the Africa Mercy a small city — a community of volunteers, both young and old, coming together to bring hope and healing to those in need. “Day one of Mercy Ships there was an academy, because day one, there were families,” Nikki Aldum Academy Director said. “I don’t think God only … Continued

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United as One: Journey to the Africa Mercy

Posted on October 14, 2019 /

Serving onboard the Africa Mercy is similar to living in a small city! Our crew consists of volunteers from many different backgrounds (over 56 nations worldwide), all coming together to meet a common goal — serving those in need in sub-Saharan Africa! For Mirjam Hamer and Ruben Plomp, the ship became a place to call … Continued

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Sky High Dreams

Posted on October 8, 2019 / ,

For most of nine-year-old Sema’s childhood, his dreams — including his hope of one day becoming a pilot —have felt compromised by the sharp curves of his legs. This orthopedic condition, commonly called “bowed legs,” often begins at a young age as the result of malnutrition. In Sema’s case, it began when he was just … Continued

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Finding her Smile

Posted on October 8, 2019 / ,

For 17 years, Isatu has been plagued by the whispers of her  community who seem to only see the tumor on her face. When she was ten years old, her jaw began swelling, causing her to lose several teeth and resulting in a large tumor that dominated her face and her life. “When I’m walking, … Continued

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High-Tech Hope & Healing

Posted on September 20, 2019 /

Dell Technologies’ partnership to help communications onboard hospital ships   Whether in an office building finishing a sales report or on a state-of-the-art hospital ship providing lifesaving medical care to those in need, one thing is certain — technology is a vital part of our everyday life. In order to serve thousands of patients every … Continued

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Surgeries have begun in Senegal!

Posted on September 19, 2019 /

Surgeries have begun onboard the Africa Mercy in Senegal!  We are so excited to celebrate 2-year-old Saliou, our first patient of the new field service! Little Saliou suffered from a cleft lip before receiving surgery that took him one step closer to healing! Saliou and his family now have hope that his future will be … Continued

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