Hoanaky’s restoration

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Hoanaky laboured hard for four days in her remote village in Madagascar’s far south. Exhausted, she finally delivered a stillborn baby. Her loss was compounded by the impact of the traumatic delivery. The prolonged pressure of the baby’s head damaged muscle and tissue, creating an abnormal opening between … Read More

Hope On My Horizon

Peter Woolston stood dejected,  leaning over the ship’s railings wondering, what’s next?’  It was 1983.  The eighteen year-old musician-in-the-making had just taken a tour of the Mercy Ship Anastasis in his home port of Wellington, New Zealand. Peter was deeply inspired.  He was captured by the vision to … Read More

They came by the thousands

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The Mercy Ship arrived in Benin in August and the crew quickly began screening patients for surgery. Crowds of people lined up each morning before dawn. They were hoping their wildest dreams of healing were about to be realised. Some brought babies and children, others an elderly parent. … Read More

Haingo – transformed by mercy

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Haingo was born in a tropical downpour. Even in the hut’s dim light it was clear Hiango’s tiny mouth was slashed by a bi-lateral cleft lip. Her mother Viviaby’s joy turned to sadness, and her father immediately rejected the newborn saying, “In our family we don’t have babies … Read More

Fenosoa’s epic GrandDad

Fenosoa and Papa Denis have a very special relationship. Although Fenosoa’s family live in the same Madagascan village, he shares a hut with his grandfather. Why? “Because he loves me,” explains his grandfather, Papa Denis. Fenosoa was born with a cyst on his side. For five years it … Read More

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

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