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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 27, 2015

Many women in Africa suffer from a childbirth injury called obstetric fistula.  They come to our hospital ship feeling hopeless and rejected.  But a free surgery restores their health and their lives.  Volunteer ward nurse Paula describes the special ceremony that celebrates this transformation.

Feb 26, 2015

Veronica Hache was the assistant director of a rehab service at a hospital.  But she gave up her job to volunteer with Wheels for the World, a program run by Joni and Friends.

Feb 25, 2015

On our hospital ship, we have a “Celebration of Sight” for patients whose sight has been restored through free cataract surgery.  Listen to the “eye witness” account of a crewmember.

Feb 24, 2015

In a moment of desperation, Jessica walked into a local supermarket and shoplifted $300 in groceries.  She was caught!  Officer Vicki Thomas of the Miami-Dade Police Department, asked Robles why she was stealing.  

Feb 23, 2015

Dentist Mark Bullock volunteered with Mercy Ships in Congo.  Facing patients with extreme dental problems on a daily basis can be exhausting.