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The Most Beautiful Thing: Elvie’s Story

[:en]Today, my home made a woman cry . . . it was the most beautiful thing I’d seen all day. My home at the moment happens to be a large, floating hospital ship, part of Mercy Ships. We bring hope and healing in the form of free healthcare to the forgotten poor. The stunning awesomeness […]

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What is the Ponseti Method and how is it Changing Lives?

[:en]On board the Africa Mercy we want to give our patients the best we can! With that thought in mind, it is amazing what is possible when you apply a little bit of plaster, know-how and time to feet. For many babies throughout the world born with clubfoot, this has been the recipe for healing: the […]

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The Africa Mercy’s 2014-2015 Field Service

On August 26th the Africa Mercy will arrive in Cotonou, Benin to begin her 2014-2015 field service! Benin is considered one of the most stable and safest countries in the region, with a recent history of peaceful transitions between governments through democratic elections, and a progressive government striving to modernise the country and eradicate poverty. […]

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Meet our Staff: Lia

[:en] Hello faithful Mercy Ships Canada Blog readers! As a fourth year Political Science student at the University of Victoria who aspires to pursue a career in the field of NGOs, it’s awesome to have the privilege of being the Mercy Ships Canada Summer 2014 intern! This summer I am working as a Development Assistant, aiming to […]

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Three Important Tenets to International Development

Happy International Development Week! Is everyone else as excited about this as I am? Probably not, but that’s okay. 🙂 I’ve known  I wanted to work in international development  since I was a teenager. It’s what I studied in university, it’s where I focused my volunteer efforts and it was what I read/thought/talked about for […]

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Mercy – “What I Hold in My Trembling Hands”

[:en]Yesterday, on #GivingTuesdayCA  we kicked off #MercyChristmas2013! December is going to be a MARVELOUS month! All donations up to 1.5 million dollars will be MATCHED by a group of donors until  December 31st! Canadians far and wide have the opportunity to give a life changing gift this holiday season. Large or small, every gift means […]

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Food for Life Training: The Importance of Nutrition in Promoting Better Health

Training is going very well. This week was Compost making, building a Compost Nursery table and planting lettuce,eggplant and tomatoes,building the rabbit house, making yogurt, natural insecticides, Hope for Africa. Our trainees start the day with one sharing devotions. They have been doing a great job with that. This also gives us a chance to […]

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Trinity Western University Alumni Serve in West Africa

[:en]They come from far and wide, wearing large headscarves and balaclavas to hide their faces—and their shame. In West Africa, a disproportionate number of children and adults suffer from large, life-threatening facial tumors. Shunned by their communities, and sometimes by their own families, they have nowhere else to turn. But onboard the Africa Mercy, a […]

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