Hope Reborn

Ushering new life into this world is a joy Rae Leach encounters on an almost daily basis. The Auckland Midwife also has a special place in her heart for new Mums; a tenderness that lead her on a mission of compassionate to the other side of the world. … Read More

Akissi’s Story

She was married at 16. Akissi’s hard life as a farmer’s wife changed for the worse two years later when her first pregnancy ended in a still birth. Already heart-broken over her lost child, Akissi was injured during the delivery. She suffered an obstetric fistula, which left her … Read More

Impacted for a life-time

When Amy Cleary arrived for the first day of her new job she knew it wasn’t going to be like any other job she’d ever had. More than 3,500 people queued patiently in the hot sun, waiting to be seen by a doctor, hoping for a miracle. The Auckland … Read More

Africa Mercy delighted by royal visitor

Matamata nurse Glenys Gillingham converses with the Princess Royal. Princess Anne visited the world’s largest charity hospital ship in Sierra Leone recently as part of her tour of the West African country. Accompanied by her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, the Princess visited the 16,000 tonne Africa … Read More

Aid work realises long-held dream!

Miriam Tillman is the sole pharmacist onboard the Africa Mercy. Pharmacist Miriam Tillman always believed she should be a missionary in Africa. Weh she visited a charity hospital ‘Mercy Ship’ as a teeemager, she knew she had found the gateway to realise her dream. Miss Tillman qualified as … Read More

Legacy Giving- a greater cause

“Your legacy could enable people to see or walk or smile for the first time through life-transforming surgeries” Lord McColl Leaving a legacy and making donations to worthwhile causes is something that most of us would like to achieve in this life. Regardless of the path our lives … Read More

Mercy Ships recruit re-enlists

Melanie Schulze is on her third tour of duty aboard the world’s largest non-governmental hospital ship. The Africa Mercy is currently docked in Sierra Leone,West Africa, one of the poorest nations on earth. Melanie works shifts one of the Mercy Ships six operating theatres; her team’s specialty is … Read More

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