Welcome Home Marlayna!

Marlayna Van Hoepen recently returned home to Chilliwack, British Columbia, from the Africa Mercy where she spent three months volunteering as a cook on board during our 2014-2015 field service in Madagascar. Marlayna cooked up a storm and provided crew with the fuel they needed to help patients and keep the ship running! Marlayna now joins Chilliwack […]

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Smiles Restored in Madagascar

Individuals suffering from cleft lip and palates often have a hard time doing simple things such as eating and speaking. In 217 days volunteer surgeons performed 104 cleft lip and palate repairs that granted those individuals freedom to live a normal life. We are thankful for our donors and volunteers around the world that have […]

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Food for Life: Preventing Illness in Africa

“Good food equals good health, and that’s what we are all about” – Ken Winbark, Mercy Ships Agriculture program Administrator What is the Mercy Ships Food for Life Program? Since 1997, the Mercy Ships Food for Life program improves general health through teaching sustainable agriculture, nutrition, and animal husbandry. Participants discover significantly improved methods of food […]

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World Blood Donor Day 2015

Mercy Ships Canada is celebrating World Blood Day and blood donors around the world! Onboard the world’s largest charity hospital ship, Africa Mercy, the volunteer crew make up the blood bank and play a huge role in saving lives and restoring hope. The Africa Mercy is crewed by 450 international volunteers; professionals include surgeons, engineers, teachers, […]

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Banay’s Story: Restoration

In a house in Madagascar, a 12-year old girl puts on her swimming suit, but doesn’t go swimming. Banay dreams of jumping into the sea, but feels too embarrassed to leave her home. Her cleft lip makes her feel ugly. Her older brother, Theo, says she is always touching her nose. When asked why, Banay […]

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How to Double Your Gift Year Round

Give a bigger gift through your employer’s gift matching program! In April and December, a generous donor matches all gifts made to Mercy Ships. This is a great time to make your gift go even further and make twice the difference. BUT did you know you might be able to double your gift at any […]

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An End and a New Beginning to Sambany’s Journey

[:en]It was a journey that would take 6 Mercy-Shippers braving around 33 miles and 5 days through rivers and rice fields, hiking up and down approximately 2,500 feet of altitude, driving through mud, canoeing, and much more – but the outcome was worth it. The ‘Fellowship of Sambany’ (as these crew members called themselves) accompanied […]

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