Celebrating our Seafarers on World Maritime Day

Celebrating our Seafarers on World Maritime Day

Every year, people around the world celebrate World Maritime Day. In honor of this day, join us in shining a spotlight on the Mercy Ships fleet — past and present — as well as the incredible volunteer seafarers who operate them.   Meet Our Exceptional Maritime...
Sarah and Ian’s “Love Boat” Story

Sarah and Ian’s “Love Boat” Story

Ian and Sarah Graham didn’t come onboard expecting that volunteering would change their lives. In fact, this young couple — who, at the time, were complete strangers — didn’t even expect to be onboard for long. Sarah, from Germany, initially decided to volunteer...
Leaving an Impactful Legacy

Leaving an Impactful Legacy

For many of the world’s suffering poor, medical care and surgery are beyond their reach. According to the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery, more than 16.9 million people (nearly twice the population of New York City) die every year from a lack of safe...
Mercy Ships at Work in Africa Today

Mercy Ships at Work in Africa Today

While we are preparing the Africa Mercy® and the Global Mercy® to help many more people, we continue to serve, train, build, and partner through transformational projects across the continent. Our projects span from biomedical anesthesia equipment training in Liberia...
Make Your Mark: The Cole Family

Make Your Mark: The Cole Family

Longtime volunteers Andy and Brenda Cole, have always seen serving with Mercy Ships as a family affair. The Cole’s Mercy Ships adventure began 21 years ago with a prayer. “As a seafarer I had the desire to not be separated from my wife and family for six months of the...