Patient stories of hope

Read Mariette's Story

Mariette was burdened by a 10-pound mass. Neighbors called her “monster.”

Read Sambany's Story

For 36 years, Sambany endured a monstrous facial tumor that left him hopeless.

Read Elvie's Story

Born with a devastating clubfoot, Elvie was unable to walk properly.

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Volunteer stories of mercy

A tangible hope

Dr. Gary Parker has had a front-row view of the great surgical need.

Mercy Ships nurse volunteer tells her storyNursing Africa to health

"What they give back to us is more than we could ever give."

Mercy Ships medical volunteer tells her storyHelping the blind to see

"You can’t help but be changed when you serve the Lord."

Mercy Ships crew member tells his storyLove and acceptance

"I'm not the same person I was when I left home."

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35 years of healing the world's poor

Mercy Ships female African patient smilingMercy in action

How the world’s largest charity hospital ship provides care and neighborly love.

Why we serve the poor

Many of the world’s poor suffer or even die from easily treatable medical conditions.

Don & Deyon Stephens founders of Mercy ShipsFrom dream to reality

Discover the origins and history of our international humanitarian organization.

Mercy Ships volunteer doctor operates on patientTraining local doctors

Our mission to leave a lasting impact in Togo.

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Mercy Ships Blog

AAFA Image Awards to Benefit Mercy Ships, May, 16

Proceeds from gala to provide patient care and healthcare training in Africa via the world’s largest private hospital ship Africa Mercy May 16, 2016 – New York: For the second year in a row, Mercy Ships, a global organization committed to providing the world’s impoverished with free, basic healthcare and life-changing medical surgeries, will benefit … Continued

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Don Stephens

Founder, Mercy Ships

Every day our Founder, Don Stephens takes a minute to explain how you can make a lasting difference in the world.