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At 22, Adam Hopkins, from Manchester, was all set to travel to Florida for his dream job: working as a chef at Universal Studios. But then the pandemic struck. “I was unable to go because of COVID-19, but I’m still confident this will happen in the...

A new year is beginning, and a brand-new hospital ship is preparing to sail to Senegal. Every area of the ship, from the hospital wards to the crew cabins, is coming to life. New faces are also beginning to populate the vessels of the Mercy Ships...

Saliou was born with a cleft lip. At best a cleft lip is a disfiguring condition but it can mean that infants struggle to feed and it can often lead to malnutrition and sometimes death; despite the desperate family’s best efforts. This was so nearly...

Aged 34, teacher Kathryn Dungworth made a daring decision to leave the job and country she loved and step into the complete unknown. She had been a primary school teacher in Lancashire for the past 12 years and felt inspired for a change after learning about...

As a child, Jane White had a fierce dislike of both hospitals and water. And yet, her career saw her choose a path that combined both – and she isn’t even paid. For the past decade, Jane, a nurse from County Down, Northern Ireland, has been...

We caught up with one brand-new volunteer crew member just days after he had arrived onboard the hospital ship Africa Mercy in May. Here is his story then. Watch out for his next instalment in his Mercy Ships journey soon. Alastair Edwards admits he had an...

Grandmother of three, Moira Munro from Dundee, Scotland, has just returned from volunteering on the world’s first purpose-built hospital ship as it prepares to transform lives in West and Central Africa. But it’s not the first time the intrepid 69-year-old has upped sticks and given her time...

Missy Brown arrived at the CURE Hospital in Zambia ready to work. Instead, she found herself watching, waiting — and learning an unexpected lesson. Missy has volunteered with Mercy Ships for the past nine years, in the busy role of operating theatre manager onboard Africa Mercy....

Lewis Swann was 10 years old when he heard a message from a renowned evangelist. His young heart was greatly impacted, and he knew his life calling was to help people in Africa. Years later, he was living out this dream as a volunteer onboard...

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