New Mercies

New Mercies

A brand new podcast by Mercy Ships where we’ll take you behind the scenes and onboard our incredible hospital ships that are changing lives all over the world.

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January 17, 2022 39 min

On all Mercy Ships vessels, an academy is offered to all children who come to serve with their parents onboard. Kathryn Dungworth is a teacher from the UK who has been teaching onboard the Africa Mercy since 2019 and worked to set up the brand-new Academy onboard the Global Mercy. Having 2 Academies in operation will be a first for Mercy Ships.

In this episode, Kathryn shares her journey to join Mercy Ships as a volunteer teacher — ...

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Jim Paterson is a Marine Engineer from Scotland and currently serves as Marine Executive Consultant for Mercy Ships.  Jim has served the organization for almost 35 years, both on and off ships, and just completed overseeing the building of the Global Mercy

In this episode, Jim shares about his early years with Mercy Ships and what it was like to serve on the first Mercy Ships vessel, the Anastasis, while having his wife and small ...

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Susy Horta is an ICU nurse from Columbia.  Growing up in a missionary family, Susy always wanted to go serve where there was the most need—that’s how she ended up volunteering in West Africa with Mercy Ships. 

Having just celebrated her fourth year onboard, Susy shares with us some of the gifts she has been able to give patients over the years, as well as some gifts her patients have given her… or tried to! Listen in to hear about o...

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Dr. Brian Barki is an anesthesiologist from Oklahoma who took his wife and three children to live onboard the Africa Mercy for four years. During his time of volunteering, Brian met some incredible patients that left a mark on his life. From taking Funky Scrubs Friday to the next level, to learning card tricks to help lighten the mood of nervous patients, Brian gave the gifts of friendship, laughter and life during his time onboard...

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Kelly Denning is a nurse from Australia who has served 3 field services onboard the Africa Mercy. On the ship, Kelly loves to share her passion for music with the crew, but it is what she shares in the wards that has transformed lives. In this episode, Kelly shares about the privilege of giving patients the gifts of touch, love and value. 

From a woman who hid in the bush for 30 years alone, to a grandmother who feared losing her gr...

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What does it mean to live a life of radical generosity? To give away more than you keep? On today’s episode, Raeanne Newquist spoke with Ed and Sherri Torres, Mercy Ships partner donors, and was challenged by their life’s purpose that is all about blessing others.

When Ed and Sherri, a couple from Indiana, found out that their financial situation was about to significantly change, they started to discuss what they might do with the ...

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When discussing the vision for the future of Mercy Ships, Don Stephens brought us back to the original vision saying, “For us, it hasn’t changed — a hospital ship serving the poor in Africa.” In this episode, we continue our conversation with Don and Deyon Stephens, founders of Mercy Ships, and get an education about hedgehogs, building a “right size” ship, and 60 Minutes. 

As we look to the future, Don encourages us all to have cla...

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Don and Deyon Stephens are an inspiring couple who are the founders of Mercy Ships. In this episode, Ally Jones and Raeanne Newquist sat down with them to get a little history lesson about the early days of Mercy Ships. 

How did this unique vision of putting hospitals on ships come about? 

What were some challenges that came up and how did they overcome them?

Now, over 40 years later, Don and Deyon still help guide the mission of Merc...

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