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A Decade of Giving Back: One Maritime Volunteer’s Story

A Decade of Giving Back: One Maritime Volunteer’s Story

As a member of the international community living and working on board the Global Mercy™, volunteer assistant bosun Ishaka Sesay is conscious that he has become an ambassador for his home country of Sierra Leone. “That is why… people never see me with a frowning face,...

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Prepare for the Best: A Second Officer’s Journey to Purpose

Prepare for the Best: A Second Officer’s Journey to Purpose

Swedish mariner Tommie Kristensson has had a lifelong career at sea, starting when he was just 17 years old. “That’s basically what I’ve been doing my entire life. You may say it’s a very natural environment to work on a ship,” he shared. Yet despite his years of...

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From Crewmember to Caregiver

From Crewmember to Caregiver

Ngordy Sow was working as a national interpreter with Mercy Ships in his home country of Senegal when he received his next assignment. He was asked to care for a new patient, a young boy named Mamadou, who was on board the Africa Mercy® to receive surgery for a...

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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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Finding Purpose: Deb’s Mercy Ships Story

Finding Purpose: Deb’s Mercy Ships Story

Deb Duff’s journey as a Mercy Ships volunteer has been full of unpredictable starts and stops. In fact, it started with a stop, when she found out her job in Australia was going to be eliminated. Deb had been working for 25 years, and she’d been thinking about taking...

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