Saying our goodbyes…too soon

On the Africa Mercy, it is all-hands-on-deck everyday in every way, as John Wall, finance director, illustrates.

An interesting way to end the summer – aboard Africa Mercy.

Today, we continue our journey and visit the set of The Five (via skype!)

From the "Love Boat," as Greg called it, talking to viewers of The Five via skype from the Congo!

Another Day with Africa Mercy: Smiles You Won’t Forget

Have you seen a bigger smile? What a doll.

A Firsthand Account of Mercy Africa’s Assessment Day

Peter and I wearing Mercy Ships t-shirts to help patients identify who we were with on Assessment Day.

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

Day One Aboard Africa Mercy: I hope these photos tell the story

Met the man who steers the ship: Capt. Tim Tretheway

We have boarded Africa Mercy!

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Thank you for joining me on this journey. It has been an amazing day already.

About to Set Sail: Meet Dr. Gary Parker

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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

Dr. Peter Linz: Sailing unchartered waters to provide medical care

MAXILLO FACIAL WAIT LIST PATIENTS FROM TOGO FIELD SERVICE 2010 COME FOR PRE SCREENING FOR 2012.

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

Mercy Ships: Who Steers the Ship on their Mission of Hope?

Photo by: Debra Bell: VIP PARTNER RECEPTION

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

One month from today….All Aboard!

Peter took this photo when we travelled to Fish Hoek, South Africa, in February 2009.

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

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