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

Hawkes Bay nurses deliver hope in Africa

A long-time dream comes true for Anneke Knegtman Hastings mid-wife Anneke Knegtmans joined her colleague and friend, flight nurse Michelle Baines, on her return visit to Africa, volunteering their services to the poor aboard Mercy Ships hospital vessel Africa Mercy, in Sierra Leone. Ms Knegtmans initially heard about … Read More

Fashion event with a mission

North Shore Vineyard’s women help bring life-changing health care to African mothers by hold a fund raising ‘Frock Swap’ North Shore Vineyard’s women are connecting with a universal love for fashion with the desperate needs of damaged African mothers, in an innovative way that is creating a stir … Read More

Generating healing power

Surviving life-threatening illness, Ian Cross determined to change the lives of Africa’s poorest Ian Cross has delivered the biggest gift he could give at Christmas. The Wanganui born-and-raised handy-man recently survived a life-threatening health crisis. In the process, Ian Cross determined to lend his hands-on assistance to a … Read More

Master Mariners meet Mercy Ships

Mr Graeme Walls, Director of Mercy Ships NZ, spoke to Auckland’s Master Mariners branch meeting about the operation of Mercy Ships and the huge amount of work achieved by the organization and volunteer staff of their ships. Graeme first joined Mercy Ships and sailed out of Auckland on … Read More

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