National Volunteer Week 2018

[:en] Volunteers…Mercy Ships wouldn’t be Mercy Ships without them!  Each year Mercy Ships Canada says bon voyage to over a hundred volunteers from across the country as they depart for the Africa Mercy. Volunteers pay their own way and give their time to help make the mission of Mercy Ships possible. We are in awe of their dedication, […]

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The Courage Within: Monique’s Story

[:en] Sitting in a makeshift classroom in the back of her house, nine-year-old Monique waited in darkness, listening intently to the sound of her grandmother’s voice going over the day’s lesson. She was homeschooled for the past three years due to severe cataracts and had to withdraw from school because of her blindness. Monique enjoyed […]

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National Volunteer Week 2018

Mercy Ships wouldn’t be Mercy Ships without our volunteers!

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A Heaviness Lifted: Kaltoumi’s Story

[:en] When 12-year-old Kaltoumi first arrived on the Africa Mercy, she likely had 3 months, or less, to live. The massive facial tumor she’d carried for over five years threatened to starve or slowly suffocate her. An early death was inevitable for Kaltoumi if there was no immediate medical intervention, according to volunteer surgeon and […]

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