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A New Purpose: Martha’s Mercy Ships Story

A New Purpose: Martha’s Mercy Ships Story

It was an episode of 60 Minutes that changed the course of Martha Rodriguez’s life. As she watched the show from her Texas home in 2013, she was captivated. The episode was about a Mercy Ships hospital ship, and Martha immediately knew she wanted to be a part of it....

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A Beautiful Reunion: Donna Makoboka’s Mercy Ships Story

A Beautiful Reunion: Donna Makoboka’s Mercy Ships Story

Donna Makoboka’s story with Mercy Ships began in 1993. At the time, Donna was working as a teacher in her home country of South Africa. One day, while travelling by taxi, disaster struck. One of the taxi wheels broke off. Within moments, Donna found herself in a...

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Blessing of the Global Mercy

Blessing of the Global Mercy

Opposite the Africa Mercy in the Port of Dakar, the government of Senegal formally welcomed the Global Mercy, the newest vessel to the Mercy Ships fleet. During the ceremony the Global Mercy was declared ready for its inaugural field service when Dr. Juliette Tuakli...

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The Torch Ceremony

The Torch Ceremony

During the recent Africa Celebrations in Dakar Senegal, the Torch Ceremony marked a very special moment in Mercy Ships history. African dignitaries, the people of Senegal and Mercy Ships crew gathered in front of the Global Mercy to watch the torch ceremony which...

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The Global Mercy arrives in Senegal

The Global Mercy arrives in Senegal

The Global Mercy has completing her maiden voyage to Africa, and arrived alongside her sister ship, the Africa Mercy in the port of Dakar, Senegal. After being inaugurated, the Global Mercy will immediately begin operating as a floating training centre for more than...

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