7 Packing Tips for Volunteers

[:en] Packing tips for Canadians headed to the Africa Mercy suggested by the crew who know what comes in handy, and/or have found themselves in a pickle once or twice!   1. If your headed to the ship long-term or are taking part in the sail to a new country, invest in a hammock. They can be hung […]

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Beautiful Straight Feet

Prinscio was two when he took his first steps, walking on the tops of his twisted feet. Born with bilateral club feet, he developed this curious gait to get around. He was ashamed of the way he moved, and he would declare, “Don’t talk about my feet!” to anyone who stared. In every other way, […]

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Beautiful Straight Feet

[:en]Prinscio was two when he took his first steps, walking on the tops of his twisted feet. Born with bilateral club feet, he developed this curious gait to get around. He was ashamed of the way he moved, and he would declare, “Don’t talk about my feet!” to anyone who stared. In every other way, […]

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Join us for a Unique Experience in the Shipyard!

As we begin our approach toward the Spring/Summer and the end of the current field service, Mercy Ships is looking for skilled and non-skilled volunteers to volunteer during dry dock! What is dry dock? Take a moment and watch the following video for a better idea of what volunteering during this time looks like. Although the […]

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Elisabeth’s New Future

Thérèse’s husband was already struggling to provide for their family when Elisabeth was born with a cleft lip and palate. Neighbors openly laughed at Elisabeth’s face, saying there was nothing Thérèse could do to save her baby. Elisabeth was unable to breastfeed successfully due to her malformed palate, and she began to lose weight dramatically. […]

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A 15 year-old’s Take on Living in Africa onboard a Hospital Ship

[:en]We hear a lot from adults about life onboard the Africa Mercy, but what about from the perspective of the kids/young adults? Many volunteers do not travel alone, they bring their families. There are about 50-55 children between the ages of one and eighteen living on board the Africa Mercy during the school year. Children are […]

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Somaya’s Second Chance

Neny’s life seemed to fall apart at every turn. When her daughter Somaya was born, Neny was deeply shocked to see her tiny baby’s mouth marred by a cleft lip and palate. She had never seen anything like it before. Somaya’s father was outraged. “This is not my baby! No one in my family has […]

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