Don Stephens Visits the Africa Mercy

Don Stephens Visits the Africa Mercy

The Africa Mercy had a special visitor this past week, our President and Founder, Don Stephens! Don, who founded Mercy Ships back in 1978, greeted crew, enjoyed time on the wards and even decorated some casts up on deck seven.

“Coming back to the ship feeds my inner being. Seeing the transformation in these patients is truly wonderful and it gets to me every time. But I also love coming to see the crew! It’s so encouraging to see 30 different nationalities come together for one common purpose.”

Don Stephens and Maeva
Don Stephens, President/Founder, signing the cast of Maeva who had her bowed legs.

Interested in learning more about Don? Watch the video below!

Africa Celebration

The Africa Celebration is a moment to pause and give thanks for 30 years of partnership, filled with stories of hope and healing.

Patient Sokhna

The Africa Mercy Welcomes First Patients on Board

Two years ago, when the Africa Mercy sailed from Senegal, hundreds of patients were left still waiting for their chance for surgery.

On February 1st, the ship returned to the port of Dakar to bring hope and healing to these patients and their families.

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