An interesting way to end the summer - aboard Africa Mercy.
Today was the day that thousands have been waiting for - no, not in Washington, D.C., but in Pointe Noir, Congo where the Africa Mercy will be docked for the next 10 months. Mercy Ships calls these "assessment days," when potential patients who have heard about the ship and are brave and curious enough ...read more
One week from today, we board Mercy Ships! Before we take off, meet Africa Mercy’s Chief Medical Officer & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dr. Gary Parker. His desire to serve reflects a secret too few know: Volunteering for Mercy Ships will not only change the lives of those you serve, it will change you. How did you ...read more
Peter and I are a mere 10 days away from boarding Mercy Ships! When we get on the ship, it will be inspiring to meet people like Dr. Peter Linz in person. Linz is a cardiologist who joined Mercy Ships in January of 2012 after a 30 year career in the United States Navy. I ...read more
As everyone gets settled in to watch the Mercy Ships segment on 60 Minutes, airing TONIGHT, I hope this Q&A can hold you over! Meet Captain Jon Fadely, the man who has been responsible for steering this vessel of hope as it sailed from port to port. Fadely is a graduate of Texas A&M at ...read more
A month from today, my husband and I will travel to Pointe Noir, Congo to join Mercy Ships on its first mission to that country. I learned more about Mercy Ships in April 2013 at an event in Dallas, and I decided that it was time for us to return to Africa, to help in ...read more