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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, 2017

Imagine having a sick child – and not being able to afford even the most basic medical care.  That’s the problem Akosua [Ah-koe-sueo-ah] faced in Benin, West Africa.

May 30, 2017

Audie Murphy was an actor and the most decorated World War II hero.  But he wasn’t good with money.  His widow, Pamela, was left with large debts.  So, in 1971 she took a job as a clerk at a VA Hospital … and became an angel of mercy.

May 29, 2017

During the Vietnam War, Chief Master Sergeant Richard Etchberger and 18 other men manned a tiny radar station on top of one of the tallest mountains in Laos.  It was a secret mission.

May 26, 2017

David Roever patrolled a Vietnam river in 1969.  A suspicious area along the shore prompted him to pull the pin on a phosphorous grenade.  Before he could throw it, a sniper’s shot hit the grenade.  It exploded – burning his ear and face, destroying his right eye, and tearing a hole in his chest.

May 25, 2017

Dr. Sherriff from Australia was asked to speak at a community meeting onboard our hospital ship in Madagascar – which we fondly called Mada.  He learned something in the process.