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MERCY – SHIPS SIERRA LEONE – VISION TRIP

We have just returned from a visit to one of the hospital ships operated by Mercy Ships, one of the world’s largest non-governmental organisations. The charity owns two large hospital ships: the “Global Mercy”, currently based in Sierra Leone, and the “Africa Mercy”, which will be heading to Madagascar in the coming months.

It all began with a dream: the organisation’s founder, Don Stevens, wanted to bring state-of-the-art medical care to remote populations who could not be reached by land and who had no access to the medical care that is available in the West.

His son was born with disabilities and has had the opportunity of receiving the best medical care, because he was born in the West.

He believes in his mission and so do we. This is why we continue to support Mercy Ships from afar, offering our small contribution, as do countless other donors around the world.

The volunteers, numerous and dedicated, leave their homes and businesses for several months or even for as long as two years to serve aboard these ships, often paying for their own board and lodging.

We met these volunteers, talked to them and listened to their stories.

Beyond the smiles, the looks and the myriad of emotions, we carry in our hearts values such as resilience, perseverance, humility, faith, belief in others and in miracles.

Mercy Ships is like a jigsaw puzzle with countless pieces. Whether on land or at sea, near or far, each of us is essential and together we can joyfully change the world and offer a better future and a new life to many.

For a more detailed account of our days aboard the ship, we encourage You to explore our other articles by clicking here.

DAY ONE; DAY TWO;  DAY THREE;  DAY FOUR; DAY FIVE 

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