Vernel’s Dad never gave up hope

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Guaranteed to bring a grin! Watch how the love of Vernel’s Dad carried his little boy through some tough times. From a prenatal deformity to total transformation, Vernel’s Dad was his biggest cheer leader (duration 3 mins)

Benin: Hundreds seeking help each day

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Every weekday at 5am a convoy of vehicles leaves the Africa Mercy . The Mercy Ships screening team and the ship’s security officer prepare for a long and intense day accessing the hundreds of people arriving with the hope of being healed. Every day off-duty crew members sign … Read More

Why not you?

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Non-medical crew members help provide surgery for Africa’s poorest people. Watch 90 sec video here. Did you know half the Mercy Ships crew work on board, outside the hospital? If you are a cook, a hairdresser, an IT specialist, a teacher or just willing to roll up your … Read More

Cyriane wore shoes on her hands

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Watch the 90 sec video here. This too-cute four-year-old girl just wanted to wear shoes like her sister. However Cyriane was born with severe clubbed feet which bent inwards at 90 degree angles. So she wore shoes on her hands until her life was changed forever!

What happens before the ship arrives?

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Advance teams from Mercy Ships are in our field location long before the Africa Mercy arrives in port. What do they do? Here’s hot-off-the-press news from nurse Ria Bos in Benin. A year ago I joined the Screening Team – a team of six wonderful people. Last field … Read More

Specialty Focus: Plastics Surgeries

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  One of the specialties that Mercy Ships provides is Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. Patients who are treated often suffer from burn scarring and contractures which severely limit their mobility and functionality so things like writing with a pencil or combing their hair can prove impossible prior to surgery … Read More

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