Mercy Minute

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.

Stories of Mercy


When Philomen saw her baby after the surgery, she was speechless. The mass was gone! She alternated between contented smiles and joyful tears as she looked in wonder at...

Smiling Ismael

It is no accident that Ismael’s name sounds like “smile.” This cutie is basically a human-shaped bottle of smiles. When we first met him, we got blasted with an...


For a barely four-feet-tall woman named Claire, social rejection was a daily reality. The focus of this negative attention was an enormous goiter hanging conspicuously...