A Special Invitation for You…

[:en]We are excited to share with you our recent partnership with Jonathan Byrd, an incredible “folk singer with the heart of a rock and roll band.” As Byrd travels across Western Canada delighting audiences with his bluegrass and Dylan inspired music, he will also be sharing the story of Mercy Ships. Touring with Corin Raymond, Jonathan Byrd […]

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Do Twice the Good with one Donation

[:en]This April give someone the amazing gift of a new beginning! Patients travel from near and far, often selling their possessions to make the journey to wait in line for hours to be seen by the Mercy Ships screening team and given an appointment card to walk up the gangway and board the Africa Mercy, where […]

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Hope Continues to Float this Easter

[:en]Easter represents new beginnings, fresh starts, hope and the journeys we go on to reach the next chapter in our lives, which can often be difficult. The journeys our patients go on are each unique but share a common thread of the need for health care, which in the countries we serve, is mostly inaccessible […]

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Food For Life Open House

[:en]The Food for Life (FFL) Program held their Open House last week on Thursday, 25 March 2016, and I had the privilege of attending. FFL holds an Open House every field service to create visibility of the FFL Program within the country and to promote the trainees as future FFL trainers serving their communities through […]

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Tahiry’s Determined Mom

As Tahiry approached his second birthday, Victorine noticed something a bit odd – Tahiry’s legs were taking the shape of the letter “O.” She wasn’t sure what to make of the condition. When it didn’t improve, she brought Tahiry to the local hospital, where doctors explained that his legs could only be straightened through an […]

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Two Good Eyes: Jocelin’s Story

Jocelin wore a look of intense concentration. He surveyed the Jenga tower over and over again. Slowly, he prodded the blocks, trying to find the loose piece, methodically working from the bottom of the tower to the top and back down. Finally, one piece budged. Jocelin smiled and looked up at his competition sitting across […]

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What’s so Significant about a Yellow Card?

The yellow card doesn’t look like much but these cards are used to write down the information about new patients when their surgery date that has been decided on or further screening. Handing this card over means handing them the promise of a new life, carefully printed on a label stuck to a little rectangle […]

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Helping Babies Breathe

[:en]Mercy Ships Project: Helping Babies Breathe Course Mercy Ships healthcare education strategy aims to improve the entire surgical ecosystem in a hospital. With this objective in mind, we have developed various training projects that include mentoring, courses for groups, and observation opportunities. Courses teach specific skills and knowledge to health workers in a classroom-style setting. Mentoring projects […]

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How You can Double Your Gift Year Round with Corporate Gift Matching

    What are corporate gift matching programs? Many companies want to support the causes that their employees care about, so they set up charitable giving programs through which they match employee donations to eligible nonprofits. Matching gift programs are offered by many Canadian companies, ranging from … to … An example of a matching […]

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