Meet Kevin Abrahams

Meet Kevin Abrahams

My name is Kevin Abrahams and I am a fitter mechanic on board the Africa Mercy. My journey started when the Africa Mercy came to Cape Town some years ago and was docked at the Waterfront.  One day I decided to tour the ship with my grandson to see what it was all...
Meet Walter Pretorius

Meet Walter Pretorius

“Skilled or unskilled, medical professional or not, Mercy Ships has a role for everyone with the right calling.” If you thought Mercy Ships only recruits volunteers with medical qualifications, meet Walter Pretorius. Originally an accountant, he held a series of...
Joan Kotze

Joan Kotze

“I like to encourage,” says Joan. “That’s me – I’m an encourager.” “Would you like to learn how to tie a suture?” says Joan Kotze (ZAF), winking at me from behind a makeshift operating table set up in E ward of the Africa Mercy. Dr. Romaric, a Beninise surgeon...