William – Sight Restored

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Constrained by his blindness, William stayed at home. At the age of three, his son Unida shouldered the responsibility of being his father’s eyes. The burdens placed on his wife and son overwhelmed William, who wanted to provide for his family and lead his home. William patiently waits … Read More

Somaya’s Second Chance

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By Sharon Walls Journeying with Neny and Somaya recently has been a huge privilege which has impacted me greatly. Neny is a young woman who has seen brokenness and tragedy in her life, but her daughter Somaya was cocooned from the harsh world by Neny’s courageous love. Somaya … Read More

“Mercy Ships: A Life at Sea for All the Right Reasons” – the Maritime Professional on Captain Tim

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To many around the world, Tim Tretheway will forever be remembered as their beloved ‘Captain Tim.’ As Maritime Professional says, “Captain Tim Tretheway’s selfless journey at sea spanned almost 30 years and helped to change literally hundreds of thousands of lives – for the better – in the process.” Read … Read More

“How Simon dismantled our comfort zone” – palliative care home visit

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Written by AFM photographer Ruben Plomp Edited by Kyle Siemens (former AFM media liaison) and Josh Callow (former AFM videographer)   It’s Thursday afternoon when the palliative care team heads out to the outskirts of Tamatave, Madagascar. Marris (USA), Yfke (NLD) and their translator Muriel are on their … Read More

Dr. Andry, Orthopedic Surgeon, Surgical Mentoring Participant

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Madagascar, the fourth-largest island in the world, is home to over twenty-two million people. But there are only eight surgeons who specialize in orthopedics and traumatology. Most of them are located in the capital city, Antananarivo. In the port city of Tamatave, where the Mercy Ships is docked, … Read More

Retired Royal New Zealand Navy commander featured in North & South magazine

The hospital of the Africa Mercy is situated inside a ship. Without the hard work and skill of our dedicated seamen, our ship (and thus the hospital) would sink, double meaning intended. They are a crucial reason we are able to bring hope and healing to the forgotten … Read More

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