Mary’s years of waiting

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At only 14, Mary had already Mary had endured years of her classmates’ taunting. “Bag face, bag face, bag face,” they shouted. A tumour covered her left eye, billowing over half her face. It made one side of her face droop down, and, as a result, Mary always … Read More

Tradies- our unsung heroes!

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Are you a tradie with a passion for the poor? Many unsung heroes make our work with Africa’s most vulnerable possible. Sparkies, plumbers (and the odd chippie) daily perform vital tasks on the Mercy Ship that keep our operating theatres lit, our medical equipment fully functional, and our … Read More

Transforming wasteland

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The locals say nothing will grow in entire regions covered by sand in Madagascar. There, vegetables and fruit are a dreamed-of luxury. Nutrition is poor. The health of the vulnerable suffers. But Mercy Ships crew member George Coleman saw treasure where other people see trash. Mercy inspired the Romanina to make a … Read More

Blind siblings gain sight

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The children’s mother Amina understood their dark struggle only too well. She too had been blind until the age of 13. Suddenly hope appeared on Amina’s horizon when the first Mercy Ship Anastasis docked in her nation of Benin in 2001. She was offered an unheard of opportunity … Read More