• Veloma Madagascar

    Veloma Madagascar

    Mada2_Total_Surgeries_LOAfter 2 field services in Madagascar, the Africa Mercy will set sail for its next port in preparation for service in Benin, West Africa. We depart with many thanks from the government, local people, and patients for the impact we had here.

    Each patient is special and on the AFM, we have time and resources to treat patients as individuals which enables them to walk in hope because they are seen, cared for, and valued. At the end of a field service though, we take time to look back and assess how much work was done knowing that each of the final numbers represents a story, a struggle, and new found hope for something better for an individual. The numbers are important in that they measure the impact we have on a country while at the same time remembering each touch, conversation, smile, and final goodbye to someone who has left with more than what they came with.

    Though sad to say goodbye (veloma), we set sail knowing that through medical capacity building, healthcare professionals have been mentored and medical facilities are newly renovated to provide life restoring healthcare for years to come.

    Our crew keep their own personal blogs and many have given us a look into their world and what leaving a country and the end of a field service means to them, especially the hard goodbyes.

    Read about what Nurse Deb has loved in Madagascar: I Don’t Want to Forget

    Read about what it was like for Toby to be a carpenter on board the Africa Mercy: My Time on Mercy Ships is Almost Up!

    Read about Dr. Michelle’s hard goodbyes: The Season of Goodbyes

  • 2 Responses to Veloma Madagascar

    1. yao luke says:

      many thanks and greetings from me yao luke to mister and miss don and deyon stephens mercy ships founder and co-founder and all mercy ships crew members.i hope that the mercy ships advanced team members are already in cotonou benin west africa with leurs 3 cars d’une marque calling toyota land cruiser 4wd lx d’imatriculation: 1110 ong rb,1111 ong rb and 1112 ong rb for leur mission.may god be with you any where are on ocean in the world.amen!amen.

    2. yao luke says:

      toyota land cruiser 4wd lx.number:1113 ong rb.mercy ships advance team in cotonou benin republic west africa.

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