Patient stories of hope

Read Isabelle's Story

When Isabelle's tumor began to grow, her happy childhood took a turn.

Read Mary's Story

For years, Mary's tumor grew. It covered her eye and caused her classmates to relentlessly taunt her.

Read Prinscio's Story

Prinscio was ashamed of his twisted feet. Now he's excited to run and play like other kids.

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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

Mercy Ships President/Founder Receives Honorary Doctorate at Gordon College Commencement, May, 22

Don Stephens, President/Founder of Mercy Ships, received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree at Gordon College Saturday at the institution’s commencement ceremony.

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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.