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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.

May 31, 2016

Our mission at Mercy Ships is to transform lives by offering free, state-of-the-art surgical care to people in desperate need. Our hospital ship visits some of the poorest countries in the world. From the moment you set foot on the deck, your life will never be same – whether you’re a patient or a volunteer....

May 30, 2016

Frieda Sulsona pushed her husband’s old wheelchair down the aisle of the Lowe’s Home Improvement Store in Staten Island, New York. Michael Sulsona was a former Marine who had lost both of his legs in the Vietnam War. He’d been waiting for a new wheelchair from the VA for two years.

May 26, 2016

A distraught Malagasy woman carried her listless toddler to Koffi, a Mercy Ships volunteer from Benin. The child’s skin was hot to touch. It could be malaria, but the child’s mother had no money to have him tested at the local hospital. Koffi had limited financial resources but knew he had to do something.

May 25, 2016

Lee Soo Lyun was a Korean student studying in Japan. He saw a Japanese man fall to the subway tracks and jumped from the platform to rescue him. His gallant effort cost him his life – the oncoming train killed both men.

May 24, 2016

Mercy Ships goes to the poorest countries in the world and provides free surgeries for those without any access to basic medical care. The experience changes two lives: the volunteer and the patient! Nurse Missy Brown underscores the important work we do