Past meets present on World Maritime Day

NEWSHUB: To commemorate World Maritime Day and the role of hospital ships in New Zealand’s heritage, Mercy Ships staff made a special journey aboard the Nautilis – a launch used by one of NZ’s WW1 hospital ships. Read more from NewsHub Special thanks to The Maritime Museum for … Read More

Deb Adesanya-Woman’s Day

The backstory: Caring for children recovering from major surgery was Deborah Adesanya’s assignment olunteering in the wards aboard the 16,000 tonne hospital ship, Africa Mercy. Some of her most poignant moments were with babies receiving surgery to correct birth defects like cleft lip and palate.  Most of her … Read More

Gladys’ bold new steps

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Six years ago, Jaqueline fell in love with a man whose parents didn’t approve of her. “They wanted to choose a bride for him, someone from his own village,” she explains. “His parents told him if he married me, his life would not turn out well.” The two … Read More

John Key endorses Mercy Ships

Just hours before his farewell speech from Parliament, former New Zealand Prime Minister John Key took the time to share what he thinks about Mercy Ships. “For almost 40 years volunteers have been helping the poorest people …”

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