+1.503.773.0395 Will and Briana Morrison #4391 Mercy Ships PO Box 1930, Lindale, TX 75771

C’est bon! – It’s Good!

Out my window, the port water of Conakry, Guinea laps up against cargo ships and colorful fisher-boats, their rusty frames creaking in time to the calls of the seabirds, laundry draped lines, swinging in the sea breeze, “bonne chance” scrawled across their aft sides like a plea, “good luck” which is an apt phrase for […]

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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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The Stilt Village

A couple of weekends ago, we took a small boat ride to a stilt village on a lake called Ganvie. As the story goes, the people of a certain village were being chased by an army who wanted to kill them or sell them into slavery. So, the tribe’s leader looked out across a big lake […]

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A Visit With the King

At the end of January, the King of the region of Abomey invited 40 Mercy Ships volunteers to come visit him and have lunch. Benin is a democratic country, but there are still regional monarchs through whom influence and wealth is passed down. The King invited us to thank us and honor us for the […]

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