Mercy Ships uses hospital ships to deliver free, world-class healthcare services, capacity building, and sustainable development to those with little access in the developing world. Founded in 1978 by Don and Deyon Stephens, Mercy Ships has worked in more than 55 developing countries, providing services valued at more than $1.7 billion and directly benefitting more than 2.8 million people.
Our ships are crewed by volunteers from over 50 nations, with an average of over 2000 volunteers each year. Professionals including surgeons, dentists, nurses, healthcare trainers, teachers, cooks, seamen, engineers, and agriculturalists donate their time and skills. With 16 national offices and an Africa Bureau, Mercy Ships seeks to transform individuals and serve nations one at a time.
Following the 2000-year-old model of Jesus, Mercy Ships brings hope and healing to the world’s forgotten poor.
Mercy Ships seeks to become the face of love in action, bringing hope and healing to the poor.
Mercy Ships delivers medical excellence with integrity and compassion to those in desperate need.
Mercy Ships is the world’s leading non-governmental, ship-based medical organization.
Desiring to follow the model of Jesus, we seek to:
- Love God
- Love and serve others
- Be people of integrity
- Be people of excellence in all we say and do