Raising a Family on a Ship

Raising a Family on a Ship

Femi Adesanya, from Nigeria, works as the Bosun onboard the Africa Mercy. He says that after a long day at work, there is nothing better than coming home to his wife, Jennifer, and one-year-old daughter, Meghan. “I may have had a very busy or tiring day, but...
Food for Life

Food for Life

Eliphaz Essah, one of our dedicated crew members who heads our agriculture program, has been using this season to serve his community in Benin. “For a long time, I had been holding a vision to produce an instant infant feeding flour rich in protein that can be...
Day of the Seafarer

Day of the Seafarer

Mercy Ships floating hospital, the Africa Mercy, is the largest charity-run hospital ship in the world. Seafarers are the key workers who keep our ships operational and use their skills to deliver humanitarian development and transform thousands of lives each year. On...
Meet Michelle White

Meet Michelle White

South African Physical Therapist Michelle White says that working for Mercy Ships has been on her radar since graduation. Now a reoccurring volunteer, Michelle shares that, “on the ship we are able to offer high quality treatment to patients – it is probably the...
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...