Return to West Africa

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After two-years’ service in Madagascar, the mercy ship Africa Mercy is programmed to return to West Africa. Protocols were signed with the West African nation of Benin late last year and the hospital ship will return to the port of Cotonou in August 2016. Mercy Ships last visited Benin in 2009 and this … Read More

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

A New Nose & A New Heart For Mioty – by nurse Heather Morehouse

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Mercy Ships patients are not the only ones who experience transformed lives. Crew members create treasured memories of heart-lifting and heart-breaking moments. Ward Nurse Heather Morehouse shares a special story: Edited by Nancy Predaina & Eunice Hiew (Read the full story in her blog post) “To The Terror … 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

“Crewing a ship of medical mercy” – The Wairoa Star on kiwi volunteer housekeeper Adrienne Andresen

  Housekeepers are essential to the running of our hospital ship. As Wairoa resident Adrienne Andresen told the Wairoa Star, “Without it being clean, it can’t do the work it needs to do.” Every one of our hundreds of crew members would completely agree. Having already volunteered twice … Read More

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