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It takes skills of all kinds to bring hope and healing. See how our volunteer crew makes a difference on board.

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Making an Unforeseeable Impact

Making an Unforeseeable Impact

Islay Robertson’s journey toward Mercy Ships began years ago — all thanks to a television program. From her home in New Zealand, she watched a National Geographic documentary series about the floating hospital ships. “I was just totally blown away by it,” she said....

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Emily Makes Her Mark with Mercy Ships

Emily Makes Her Mark with Mercy Ships

If there’s one person who knows the kind of adaptability it takes to be a Mercy Ships volunteer, it’s Emily Frazier. She was supposed to join the ship in June 2020. Then, the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Her start date was pushed to July, then September, then April 2021....

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Making A Hospital Ship Home

Making A Hospital Ship Home

“Togo is my country, but Mercy Ships is my home.” It was a conversation with her pastor, all the way back in 1995, that changed the trajectory of Clementine’s life. She was working at her church when she heard that a hospital ship would soon be arriving in her home...

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Meet the Coles: Making Their Mark as a Family

Meet the Coles: Making Their Mark as a Family

The Mercy Ships community on board our hospital ships is like none other. Our volunteer crew bring their unique skills and vibrant life experiences from around the world to serve the people who need it most. It’s about so much more than a professional title. It’s...

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