All hands on deck!

Retired Naval Commander Larry Robbins returns to sea offering his nautical expertise for three months as the Mercy Ship undertakes the annual season of voyages. After assisting to sail the 16,000-tonne hospital ship from Benin to a shipyard maintenance period in the Canary Islands, Larry will conclude this tour-of-duty … Read More

Following in Mum’s footsteps

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  Juliette understood exactly what her daughter Orlane was suffering. You see, Juliette has also lived clubbed feet since birth. She was broken-hearted when Orlane was born with the same condition. Correcting club feet is complex. The Mercy Ships medical team can straighten babies feet with casts and physiotherapy over … Read More

Mercy Ships at TheBoatShow

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MAY 18-21 Once again the fabulous Hutchwilco Boat Show people have given Mercy Ships a complimentary booth at this prestigious event. We have a really exciting prize draw, so if you or your friends are at ASB Show Grounds this weekend swing by booth 442 for a chance to win. We’ll … Read More

Making mercy happen

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Liz Preston’s midwifery training in South Africa’s infamous ‘townships’ will always remain with her. Later, three years as Opotiki’s Plunket nurse, and more than a decade as an acute care nurse in Whakatane hospital prepared her uniquely for the challenges she recently encountered in Benin, West Africa. Ms … Read More

Mabouba sheds her veil

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She first came to the Africa Mercy in a peach-colored dress, a thin veil waving around her face and flapping against her swollen cheek. Her dress whipped around her frail legs as she climbed the gangway, her ascent slow and laboured. That day, no one had any idea … Read More

She can’t get enough of giving

In Mercy Ships we affectionately call people like Robyn Ferguson repeat offenders. It is seven years since a Google search for a philanthropic adventure introduced this nurse to Mercy Ships. So far her seven short-term services have taken her to Togo, Guinea, The Republic of Congo, Madagascar and … Read More

Mary’s years of waiting

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At only 14, Mary had already Mary had endured years of her classmates’ taunting. “Bag face, bag face, bag face,” they shouted. A tumour covered her left eye, billowing over half her face. It made one side of her face droop down, and, as a result, Mary always … Read More

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