COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

Whether you partner with Mercy Ships through prayer, financial support, or as a volunteer, you are a vital part of our family. Your dedication and generosity has enabled Mercy Ships to provide free, life-changing surgeries to people in need for more than 40 years....
Dr Tertius Venter

Dr Tertius Venter

On 29 February 2020, South African plastics and reconstructive surgeon, Dr Tertius Venter, celebrates his 20th anniversary of volunteering with Mercy Ships! Dr Tertius shares how liberating it is to operate on patients, who are in desperate need of healthcare, without...
Making Magic Moments!

Making Magic Moments!

What are the chances of scrubbing in, entering the OR on the #AfricaMercy, and bumping into a close childhood friend you’d lost touch with almost forty-five years ago? For general surgeon James Smellie and ophthalmic surgeon Richard Newsom, an unexpected blessing to...
A New Life for Marie Madeleine

A New Life for Marie Madeleine

Marie Madeleine is incredibly smart. In addition to speaking Wolof and French, this 13-year-old is learning English on top of her studies. She loves school, but there is one class she cannot participate in—physical education. As her classmates run around the yard,...
Mercy Ships and COVID-19

Mercy Ships and COVID-19

Like so many around the world, Mercy Ships is dedicated to doing our part in stopping the spread of COVID-19. When we heard supplies were dwindling for several first responders near our corporate offices in Tyler, TX, we knew we could help. We partnered with our...