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Mercy Ships Founder and President, Don Stephens, shares in his daily podcast how you can make a lasting difference in a world of need by following the model of Jesus. Including stories collected from all over the world, and especially from those who volunteer with Mercy Ships, Don explains how we don’t have to look far for ways to show mercy.

Feb 20, 2018

Rosa was in her last year of high school when the cataracts started.  Suddenly, all of her future plans came crashing down.   Then she heard that Mercy Ships was coming to her country – Benin, West Africa.  She could receive a free surgery!


Feb 19, 2018

A young man named Roswell McIntyre was drafted into the cavalry during the Civil War.  He got scared and ran, and he was condemned to be shot for desertion.


Feb 16, 2018

It’s easy for our crew members to get attached to the patients who receive free surgeries onboard our hospital ship.  Listen as a volunteer tells about saying goodbye to a sweet boy named Djazim.


Feb 15, 2018

It was a beautiful weekend at the park in Panama City Beach, Florida.  Off-duty sheriff’s deputy Jeff Haire was enjoying time with his family.  Suddenly, he noticed a man carrying what looked like a lifeless child out of the swimming pool.


Feb 14, 2018

A crew member shared a memory about her favorite funny Valentine.