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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

We are delighted to announce that Mercy Ships trustee, Angharad Milenkovic, has been named as University College London’s new Vice-President (Advancement). From this week, she takes charge of the strategic direction of the university’s philanthropy and alumni relations activity as...

The third Mercy Ships series is premiering on TBNUK this week and we’ve saved the best to last. This latest series focuses on the incredible patients and volunteers you have helped and empowered over the years, the training projects you are funding and the brand-new teaching-hospital ship, the Global Mercy!  You’ll...

“I used to say, ‘if you give someone fish to eat, you feed him for a day. If you teach him to fish, you feed him for his whole life. But if you teach people how to teach other people,...

Since Mercy Ships was founded in 1978, the mission of transforming lives with Christian values at the core has inspired countless people, some not necessarily intrepid to begin with, to join us onboard and set sail to Africa. People from...

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