Celebrating International Nurses Day

Celebrating International Nurses Day

Volunteer Nurses Bring Hope and Healing to Those in Need Imagine, for a moment, the populations of New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Phoenix disappearing. Despite the size of those cities, their populations combined are still fewer than how many people die...
Make Your Mark: Rodrigo Silva’s Journey

Make Your Mark: Rodrigo Silva’s Journey

Seventeen countries and four Mercy Ships Over the last several years, Rodrigo Silva has sailed to 17 countries to bring hope and healing to those in need. And now serving as chief officer on the Global Mercy®, he has been aboard four different Mercy Ships. “Serving is...
New Mercies: Dr. Brian Barki

New Mercies: Dr. Brian Barki

Giving the Gift of Friendship Dr. Brian Barki is an anesthesiologist from Oklahoma who took his wife and three children to live on board the Africa Mercy for four years. During his time volunteering, Brian met some incredible patients that left a mark on his life....
Grace to Live Again: Hounsigbo’s Story

Grace to Live Again: Hounsigbo’s Story

For more than three years, Hounsigbo lived in total darkness, cataracts clouding her vision in both eyes. Before, Hounsigbo had been busily working in her village in Togo, going every day to the forest to cut trees and weave mats out of their branches, selling them to...
Season of Restoration: April Digital Newsletter

Season of Restoration: April Digital Newsletter

Spring has arrived, and with it comes a season of renewed hope and restoration — heralded in by the Africa Mercy’s exciting return to Senegal! Once again, lives are being transformed onboard our hospital ship. Children whose conditions made them feel different and...
Make Your Mark: Thomas Dubourcq’s Journey

Make Your Mark: Thomas Dubourcq’s Journey

Leading Communications On Board the World’s Largest Civilian Hospital Ship Thomas Dubourcq has found meaning in his new role as the first Communications Director on board the Global Mercy®, where he now lives with his family. In 2010, Thomas, from Norway, directed and...