A Sight to See – Dr. Wodomé Leads a Legacy of Healing

A Sight to See – Dr. Wodomé Leads a Legacy of Healing

“I used to say, ‘If you give someone fish to eat, you feed him for a day. If you teach him to fish, you feed him for his whole life. But if you teach people how to teach other people, then you feed a village for a whole generation.'” — Dr. Wodomé Dr....
Make Your Mark: A Picture-Perfect Team

Make Your Mark: A Picture-Perfect Team

Emily Frazier Makes Her Mark If there’s one person who knows the kind of adaptability it takes to be a Mercy Ships volunteer, it’s Emily Frazier. Emily was supposed to join the ship in June of 2020. Then, the COVID-19 pandemic began, and her start date was pushed to...
World Teacher Day

World Teacher Day

One of the greatest gifts anyone can be given is an education. Thanks to the incredible teachers throughout the world, many receive this gift. Today we celebrate all the educators, from professors in colleges and universities, to teachers in unique classrooms —...
Celebrating our Seafarers on World Maritime Day

Celebrating our Seafarers on World Maritime Day

Every year, people around the world celebrate World Maritime Day. In honor of this day, join us in shining a spotlight on the Mercy Ships fleet — past and present — as well as the incredible volunteer seafarers who operate them.   Meet Our Exceptional Maritime...
Sarah and Ian’s “Love Boat” Story

Sarah and Ian’s “Love Boat” Story

Ian and Sarah Graham didn’t come onboard expecting that volunteering would change their lives. In fact, this young couple — who, at the time, were complete strangers — didn’t even expect to be onboard for long. Sarah, from Germany, initially decided to volunteer...
Leaving an Impactful Legacy

Leaving an Impactful Legacy

For many of the world’s suffering poor, medical care and surgery are beyond their reach. According to the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery, more than 16.9 million people (nearly twice the population of New York City) die every year from a lack of safe...
Mercy Ships at Work in Africa Today

Mercy Ships at Work in Africa Today

While we are preparing the Africa Mercy® and the Global Mercy® to help many more people, we continue to serve, train, build, and partner through transformational projects across the continent. Our projects span from biomedical anesthesia equipment training in Liberia...