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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.

Oct 20, 2017

Vince Hubach buys and sells restaurant equipment.  One summer he was setting up a pizzeria in a poor section of Philadelphia.  He says, “Kids would be hanging around.  I’d say ‘Why don’t you go to the beach?’  They’d just look at me like, ‘The beach?’”


Oct 19, 2017

Volunteering to serve onboard a hospital ship in Africa changes the volunteer in many ways.  Nurse Kayla Innis explains.


Oct 18, 2017

Nineteen-year-old Maryani told her Muslim family she’d had a dream about Jesus.  They threatened her.  She fled to a missionary family on another Indonesian island.


Oct 17, 2017

The room was filled with patients hoping and praying for a free surgery onboard our hospital ship.  Many of them had been waiting in line at the medical screening for hours – some, even days.  They were hungry but wouldn’t leave for fear of losing their only chance for help.


Oct 16, 2017

A mother sat at the foot of an empty bed on the Africa Mercy.  Her son was having surgery and the waiting was hard. She decided to read the Bible for peace and comfort.