Make Your Mark: Harmen and Marijke’s Story

Make Your Mark: Harmen and Marijke’s Story

Living out a Dream Three years ago, while at their home in the Netherlands, Harmen turned to his wife and asked her, “Marijke, are you really living out the dreams you had as a little girl?” For Marijke, the question came out of the blue. She thought for a second and...
Make Your Mark: A Picture-Perfect Team

Make Your Mark: A Picture-Perfect Team

Emily Frazier Makes Her Mark If there’s one person who knows the kind of adaptability it takes to be a Mercy Ships volunteer, it’s Emily Frazier. Emily was supposed to join the ship in June of 2020. Then, the COVID-19 pandemic began, and her start date was pushed to...
World Teacher Day

World Teacher Day

One of the greatest gifts anyone can be given is an education. Thanks to the incredible teachers throughout the world, many receive this gift. Today we celebrate all the educators, from professors in colleges and universities, to teachers in unique classrooms —...
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...