Don Stephens founder of Mercy Ships with patient

Don Stephens,
Founder, Mercy Ships

Our Founder, Don Stephens, shares in his daily podcast how you can make a lasting difference in a world of need by following the model of Jesus.


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Stories of Mercy


George H.W. Bush served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993.  The Secret Service called him “Timberwolf.” When he passed away in November 2018, the Secret Service shared a special memory of Bush’s kindness:

“In 2013, Timberwolf learned that the two-year-old son of an agent on his detail was diagnosed with leukemia. The entire detail was going to shave their heads. In classic 41 manner, President Bush shaved his own head to show solidarity with this young boy.”