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Mercy Ships® to Deploy to Benin: Summer 2016

  • Fri, Jan 29, 2016

Mercy Ships® is off on the right foot this New Year!  

The Africa Mercy has just received work that they are officially approved to deploy to the nation of Benin for the August 2016-June 2017 field service.

With that exciting news in hand, here are some fun facts about Benin:

  • It is one of the most stable and safest countries in the region
  • It has a history of peaceful transitions between governments through democratic elections
  • It has a progressive government striving to modernize the country and eradicate poverty
  • It is still considered one of the poorest nations in the world ...
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A 3-year-old Santa

  • Fri, Dec 18, 2015

shipThis Christmas, as we celebrate the Lord's mercy, how will you offer mercy to others around you?

In a recent broadcast of the Mercy Minute, Don Stephens tells the story of Santa -- but not the big bearded one in a red suit.

This Santa is a 3-year-old girl who lives in Madagascar and experienced a terrible tragedy.  When she was just two years old, Santa was severely burned by a pot of water, damaging her tongue, left cheek, and neck.  With no proper medical care available, Santa's mother was frantic and distraught, thinking the injury would cost this ...

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My Wisdom Teeth Saga

  • Tue, Nov 17, 2015

crewIf you've had your wisdom teeth removed, you would know that there is typically a sit down with the dentist a few days prior to talk through the procedure.

If you knew me, you would know that I am terrified of all things medical and that this did not go well.

I didn't even realize the full extent of this fear until my fiancé, Brian, called me back in sheer panic.  After listening to the voicemail I had left him post "sit down", he thought they had found something cancerous in my x-rays.  To his disbelief, my bawling ...

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