Make Your Mark: Ole Urdal’s Journey

Make Your Mark: Ole Urdal’s Journey

An Exciting New Home Last October, Ole and Kamilla Urdal made a big leap. They decided to come aboard the Global Mercy® with their four children, leaving their home in Norway and moving into a family cabin on the world’s largest civilian hospital ship. Now, the...
Un valiente viaje hacia la esperanza

A Brave Journey to Hope

Dieynaba was a joyful young girl who loved to dance. But when she was 3 years old, she fell into hot oil…

Los Primeros Pasos de Assiatou

Los Primeros Pasos de Assiatou

La historia de Assiatou: Assiatou se inclinó hacia delante con cautela, apoyando el pie en el suelo, primero el talón y luego la planta, hasta que incluso los dedos del pie quedaron apoyados en el piso del hospital. Avanzó con cuidado antes de dibujar una sonrisa en...
Los Primeros Pasos de Assiatou

Assiatou’s First Steps

Assiatou’s Story: Assiatou leaned forward gingerly, pressing her foot to the ground — heel first, then the sole, until even her toes were flat on the hospital floor. She shuffled forward carefully before a smile broke out across her face. It was only a tiny movement,...
Mercy Ships Africa Celebration

Mercy Ships Africa Celebration

New Hope for the Future of Surgery On a Friday afternoon in Senegal, a soft breeze streamed through, nipping at the faces of Mercy Ships crewmembers excitedly looking out into the ocean from the highest deck of the Africa Mercy® hospital ship. At the same moment,...
Partnering in healing for Liberia

Partnering in healing for Liberia

‘Living Proof that Change Is Possible’ To get to some of the most remote areas in Liberia, there is only one way to travel: on the back of a motorcycle. Thankfully, the Mercy Ships Biomedical Mentoring Team, led by longtime volunteer Emmanuel Essah, is up to the...
New Mercies: Cara Stafford’s Journey

New Mercies: Cara Stafford’s Journey

Growing in Compassion through Volunteer Nursing After being a traveling nurse for many years, Cara Stafford had a lingering feeling that God wanted her to use her nursing skills beyond the hospitals in the United States. Having heard of Mercy Ships, she applied and...
Make Your Mark: Isaac Annor’s Journey 

Make Your Mark: Isaac Annor’s Journey 

A Birthday Gift Like No Other Isaac’s decision to volunteer on the Africa Mercy® was a 40th birthday gift to himself. For this new decade, he wanted to find more ways to serve others.   “I have been blessed and I want to give something back,” he said.  Isaac, who...