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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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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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Free to Dream Again

The freedom to dream about a better tomorrow is a luxury many don’t realize they possess until it is taken away. This post is a collection of stories about a group of women that come to the ship for surgery and leave with a new freedom to dream. They are women who have suffered from […]

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Journey Up the Gangway

The  day I met Ulrich is not one I will soon forget. I had scanned my badge and was heading down the gangway when I spotted some commotion at the bottom of the gangway. In the middle of the group was a boy who, at first glace, looked like he was sitting on the ground. […]

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For An Appointment with the Dentist

Have you ever been desperate for an appointment with a dentist? While in the US, it’s common to see a dentist for a check-up once or twice a year, here in Benin some cannot see a dentist until they have a major issue in need of surgery. Most cannot afford treatment even then. This results […]

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When Grace Met Mercy

When we came to Benin, we joined a local church. There we met a sweet and shy teen named Esther. Although her legs were normal at birth, they began to bow as she grew. By the time we met her, Esther’s legs were about 2 feet apart at the knees. She longed to play with the […]

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The Numbers

People are much more important than numbers! That being said, sometimes we get discouraged by the enormity of the problems we see. It’s good to reflect on what’s been accomplished, what God has done through our time here. Here are some of the statistics on what’s happened since the Africa Mercy docked in Benin (as […]

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A Center of Hope

Surgery can be a scary thing. It’s especially frightening for children, particularly when it takes them far from their cultural comfort zone. You would think that recovery is the easy part, but for many patients who are getting used to their new look, learning to walk again or still dealing with casts and bandages, the […]

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