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Mercy Ships

Ministry Description
Mercy Ships is an international faith-based organization bringing hope and healing to the world’s forgotten poor. As many as 5 billion people lack access to safe, affordable surgical and anesthesia services worldwide, and less than 6% of all operations are delivered to the world’s poorest countries.
Marginalized populations continue to suffer due to a lack of trained healthcare providers, inadequate infrastructure, and disproportionate out-of-pocket healthcare costs. Mercy Ships programs offer holistic support to developing nations striving to make healthcare accessible for all. Since 1978,
Mercy Ships delivered services to more than 2.8 million direct beneficiaries. The countries served by Mercy Ships are ranked as the poorest in the world by the United Nations Human Development Index.
Ministry Details
Location: Lindale, TX
Founded: 1978
Tel: (903) 939-7000
Top Leader: Mr. Gert van de Weerdhof
Donor Contact: Ms. Shannon Brighton
Member Since: August 2, 1999
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GiverConnect™
Through your support of Mercy Ships, you can help bring hope and healing to the forgotten poor around the world! Your donation impacts the lives of people in developing nations as we follow the example of Jesus in serving people with little or no access to health care, and little or no hope.
By sponsoring one of our crew members today, you will become a valued partner – a crewmate! As a crewmate, you are helping us make a lasting impact on the people of West Africa. Your gift to support a crew member allows us to maximize the direct support Mercy Ships receives to bring hope and healing to the world’s forgotten poor. Your commitment helps us transform lives through surgical intervention, dental or visual care, community development or agriculture.
By volunteering short-term or long-term you can support Mercy Ships as we follow the example of Jesus to bring hope and healing to the world's forgotten poor. We have opportunities available on board the world largest non-governmental hospital ship, the m/v Africa Mercy as well as our national offices around the world.
Ministry Sectors & Types
Ministry Sectors
  • Environment/Disaster/Relief
  • Missions
  • Ministry Types
  • Medical, Dental and Health Services (primary)
  • Missions: International
  • Missions: Short-Term
  • Orphan Care
  • Relief and Development
  • Other Names Under Which Funds May Be Raised