In West Africa, people with obvious medical conditions often live in the shadows – imprisoned by rejection, shame, and loneliness. In this installment of "Stories of Mercy", Sarah Philips shares how Mercy Ships provides not only medical care, but also love and acceptance.
Melinda Kaney serves as a ward nurse onboard our hospital ship, the Africa Mercy. She provides medical care, but she adds two special ingredients -- love and acceptance. Watch as she describes her special bond with her patients.
Mercy and smiles go hand-in-hand. In this episode of "Stories of Mercy", listen as Joanne Gates, a Mercy Ships volunteer onboard the Africa Mercy, relates some memorable moments while serving the forgotten poor.
Here is another video in our Stories of Mercy series. Mercy Ships volunteer Brenda Howson tells us about the hope center and the difference between working as a Nurse in a hospital compares with working onboard our hospital ship, the Africa Mercy.