Back to School – On the Water?

Back to School – On the Water?

As millions of students and educators around the world prepare to begin classes again this fall, many will be faced yet again with the unconventional environment that is virtual learning. For thousands of volunteers with Mercy Ships, however, an unconventional...
A Day in the Life of Captain Perez

A Day in the Life of Captain Perez

When Taylor Perez unexpectedly docked his cable vessel in Hawaii and joined the Mercy Ships crew for lunch on the Anastasis in 1984, he knew he was in for the ‘sail’ of a lifetime. “I wasn’t really expecting much, but was blown away by the atmosphere onboard,” Perez...
Teaching to Heal: A Volunteer Story

Teaching to Heal: A Volunteer Story

Imagine a child whose life has been spent in shadows and darkness because of a simple cataract. For most people in developed nations, a quick trip to the ophthalmologist would resolve this issue, but for those who have little to no access to quality healthcare, their...
A Closer Look: Serving Onboard the Africa Mercy®

A Closer Look: Serving Onboard the Africa Mercy®

A couple common questions we get from those interested in volunteering with us focuses on the safety of our crew. Specifically, “is it safe to live onboard ships in African nations? What security measures are in place?” We think these are great questions! Mercy Ships...
International Day of Friendship

International Day of Friendship

Living onboard a hospital ship is a unique experience for our volunteers. Whether serving in the hospital or in offices, every one of our volunteers has a story to share. This #internationaldayoffriendship, Georgia Ainsworth, a former writer for the Africa Mercy,...