Like most volunteers, Emmanuel’s journey involved leaving home and traveling across the world. Except he did things a bit backward. Emmanuel left his native home in Benin, Africa, and flew all the way to Texas to become a Biomedical Technician—and finished top of his class. Then he joined the Africa Mercy. Today, Emmanuel is a long-term crew member, supporting the hospital and helping with repairs and calibration of the hospital equipment. “I feel blessed to be able to use my skills to support this ministry and to bring hope and healing—and to love and serve unconditionally,” says Emmanuel.