Mercy Ships brings hope and healing to the forgotten poor by mobilizing people and resources worldwide, and serving all people without regard for race, gender, or religion.
They have found a powerful way to share their blessings and their hope is that you will do the same.
On Sunday, February 17, the CBS television
program 60 Minutes
will air a 12-minute segment about their mission to bring hope
and healing to the world’s forgotten poor. This feature story on 60 Minutes allows them to share their story with Canadian and US national audiences.
We expect the story to be a positive portrayal of the important work that they do in sustainable development in West Africa. Correspondent Scott Pelley, along with Producers Henry Schuster and Rachael Kun Morehouse provides a unique opportunity to communicate to a significant audience – 60 Minutes draws more than 13 million viewers per week. Please consider ways that you can help us get the word out about the program and let others know of your passion.
Please pray that the many people who watch the segment will consider partnering with them financially, volunteering with us, and remembering us in their prayers.
They provide primary medical care, relief aid, and community support to the most impoverished people on earth, free of charge.
Their largest ship has a crew of 450 volunteers.
Some of the ways they help are:
Life changing operations including correcting cleft lips, crossed eyes, removing tumors and cataracts, straightening club feet and repairing fistulas.
Medical and dental teams provide local care in clinics
Water & Sanitation
Mercy Ships provides wells and water pumps and assists in latrine construction
Since 1978, they have provided services in developing nations valued at more than $808 million, including the following:
Performed more than 47,000 life-changing and life-saving operations such as cleft lip/palate repairs. cataract removals and lens implants, orthopaedic procedures, facial reconstructions and obstetric fistula repairs.
Treated over 422,210 patients in village clinics with more than 456,400 medical procedures performed.
Treated over 95,800 dental patients with more than 206,000 dental procedures performed.
Completed over 1,058 community development projects focusing on water and sanitation, education, infrastructure development and agriculture.
Trained over 15,300 local health-care professionals who have in turn trained many others.
Taught 125,800 local people in basic health care.
Established a women and children’s health centre in West Africa which has performed more than 1,558 obstetric surgeries and some 28,900 paediatric outpatient consultations.