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“Yes!”

  Before we have our first surgery aboard the Africa Mercy, we need to select patients. In a country with 1 doctor per 10000 people and access to surgery being limited to only the most wealthy, the need is great indeed. On Monday of this week, over 6000 people lined up to be seen by our […]

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Home Sweet (New) Home

We’ve arrived in our new home! The Africa Mercy pulled into the port in Conakry, Guinea about a week and a half ago. Since then, we’ve been busy exploring our new home, meeting the people of Guinea and finding those in need of a surgery aboard our ship. The people of Guinea are exceptionally friendly. As […]

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Fuel in the Tank

Before Mercy Ships will visit a country, we must get an invitation from the country’s President and minister of Health so that we can work with them to provide what they want and need, based on what we can provide, as a partnership.  One of the ways that the country will support Mercy Ships is […]

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Walking Blood Bank

Blood for transfusions is in short supply in Africa. If someone wants a surgery in a local hospital, the family is often required to get the blood and other supplies (needles, bandages, etc.) themselves. There may be two or three blood banks in a whole country and those often with limited supplies. So, on the […]

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A Lucky Blackout

[The below is my paraphrased version of the story of our blackout on board, originally taken from a Blog Post from one of our Engineering team] During this story I was up in our server room with my shutdown procedure in hand, and laptop-at-the-ready, sweating bullets (despite our server room AC continuing to work just […]

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A Visit to the Agriculture Site

For the most part, Mercy Ships is a surgery ship.  Everything on board is designed around the ability to get highly skilled surgeons and hospital workers into impoverished countries to be able to complete difficult surgeries in an efficient way.  However, in recent years a lot of thought has gone into how we can leave […]

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That’s Why We’re Here

Neither Will nor I work directly with patients. Our roles are ones of support, enabling other crew to carry our Mercy Ship’s mission to fllow the 2000-year-old model of Jesus, bringing hope and healing to the forgotten poor. Consequently, we sometimes lose sight of why we’re here and get discouraged. Today, I was reminded of […]

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Baby Paul

The following post comes from our friend Ben Dumbacher, who works at the HOPE Center for outpatients. His story about meeting Baby Paul so good, we wanted to pass it on to you. ——————————— “Ben, come here.” Ria says it to me like a secret. “I have a patient I want to show you.” Ria […]

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Renewing of Mindsets

Over the past couple of weeks, a group of eighteen men from the Africa Mercy have been experiencing transformation. While the patients we see through our ship’s hospital have a physical transformation that may touch their heart and mind, these men are experiencing mind transformation with major ramifications for the physical world around them. The men […]

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