Make Your Mark: Daniela Cruz Ontiveros

Make Your Mark: Daniela Cruz Ontiveros

‘You Belong to This Community’ Every volunteer crewmember onboard a Mercy Ships vessel has a job to do. From doctors to chefs to hairstylists, our crew works hard to use their talents to bring hope and healing to those who need it most. But none of them would be able...
Partnering to Reduce the Burden of Disease

Partnering to Reduce the Burden of Disease

A young patient was brought into the operating room at the University Teaching Hospital in Zambia, suffering from a cleft palate. Dr. Chris Kapeshi, the senior maxillofacial surgeon in the country, stepped aside to allow his visitor, Mercy Ships volunteer ENT surgeon...
Make Your Mark: Joff and Kari Williams

Make Your Mark: Joff and Kari Williams

New Beginnings on a New Ship A new year is beginning, and a brand-new hospital ship is preparing to sail to Senegal. Every area of the ship — from the hospital wards to the crew cabins — is coming to life. New faces are also beginning to populate the vessels of the...

Thank You!

We are so thankful for your support during 2021 and look forward to all that the new year will bring. Thank you for standing by us. Your partnership is an encouragement. Watch and see how you help make a difference.
Make Your Mark: Simon Guimbaud

Make Your Mark: Simon Guimbaud

Creating Sweet Memories Onboard a Mercy Ship Onboard the Africa Mercy®, Simon Guimbaud is best known for one thing — his delicious French pastries. Back home in France, Simon is a business school student. It’s where he first heard about Mercy Ships, during a class...
A Unique Holiday Season

A Unique Holiday Season

Celebrating Christmas on a Mercy Ship A few days before Christmas, more than a hundred Africa Mercy® crew and patients gathered on the dock, former volunteer writer Anna Psiaki remembers. Some patients were standing, almost fully recovered from surgery. Others were in...
Make Your Mark: Benjamin Aryee

Make Your Mark: Benjamin Aryee

Powering Hope and Healing as a Seafarer Benji Aryee remembers the moment he first stepped aboard a Mercy Ship over 11 years ago. When he first walked up the gangway, he said to himself, “Finally! This is where God has led me.” He originally planned to...
Make Your Mark: Birgit Hufken’s

Make Your Mark: Birgit Hufken’s

A Volunteer at Home Volunteering aboard a Mercy Ship doesn’t always mean traversing across the globe. For some volunteers, like Birgit Hufkens, serving onboard is as simple as commuting from her home every day. Our newest Mercy Ship, the Global Mercy®, is currently...