Patient stories of hope

Healing for Hassainatou

Houssainatou’s childhood was defined by a painful tumor that had grown steadily in her mouth since she was a toddler. By the time she was 8 years old, it protruded so severely that she couldn’t even smile. Her father kept her home from school and worried he’d have to watch his daughter struggle and die at an early age.

A Year of Miracles

It has been a year of miracles this year! Because of people like you, so many children and adults are no longer suffering from disfiguring and life-threatening tumors! Now those burdened with shame from conditions outside of their control can live free once again. Because of people like you, the lame can walk, and the blind can see!

Helping Hands for Tene

With a smile that was quick to come and slow to leave, little Tene captured Mariam’s heart immediately.

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Volunteer stories of mercy

One last ride to serve others

Today, Milo Falsing is the volunteer captain of that very ship

Denise Ngum, Electrician.Adventure of a lifetime

Denise never knew the opportunities she would discover volunteering with Mercy Ships.

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."

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40 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

Launching a NEW Vessel of Mercy, Jan, 28

Our newest ship, the Global Mercy, will soon join our fleet as the world’s first purpose-built civilian hospital ship. This ship was built by drawing on our 40 years of organizational experience. Once she joins the Mercy Ships fleet, the Global Mercy will more than double our surgical and training capacity, and it is expected … Continued

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Mercy Minute

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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.