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Sandpaper and Rock Tumbler

Some days (or weeks) it’s hard to know what to say to friends and family back at home. It’s hard to know what to write in this blog. When we left the US to come to the Africa Mercy, we knew that there would be challenges. We knew that we would be stretched. I think […]

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Spicing-up Life on the AFM

It’s not all work on the Africa Mercy (AFM). A few weeks ago, we had out very own “Chopped competition. For those of you who haven’t seen the TV show, it is a cooking competition in which chefs must incorporate unusual combinations of ingredients into dishes that are later tasted by a panel of judges. […]

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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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Greetings from Cameroon (September Newsletter)

Bonjour Supporters, Greetings from Cameroon! God is doing great and miraculous in and through us, thanks for being a part of it! For the past month, the ship has been in various stages of construction, as pipes, walls, and floors get replaced, major projects get completed, and the hull and propellers get cleaned from their […]

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Cultivating the Cultivators

At the root of many of the medical conditions we see on the ship is lack of proper nutrition. Besides filling immediate healthcare needs by providing surgeries, we hope to build capacity in Benin so that more people can eat healthfully and avoid diseases brought on by lack of nutrients. Mercy Ships agriculture program focuses […]

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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 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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