On this Sunday Service,
I would like to highlight a great organization that serves others world wide. Mercy Ships is a fantastic organization. The scope of the need is incredible. For example in Africa, nearly 50% of the population has no access to a hospital or a doctor. One child in eight will die before age 5. Some of the basic luxuries we enjoy, many could only dream to attain. Mercy Ships has been around for over 30 years. Mercy Ships provides, maxillofacial, plastic reconstructive, orthopedic, women’s health, general surgeries, eye care, oral health, mental health, and palliative care, and capacity building. Basically, whatever you have a skill for, they can use you. “Through free, basic, health-care and transformative surgeries, Mercy Ships becomes the face of love in action. The hospital ship – Africa Mercy – provides first-rate medical professionals, state-of-the-art medical and surgical facilities and health-care training to communities in West Africa that lack those critical services.” And all of this care is provided on a SHIP. Why a ship?
More than 75% of the world’s population lives within 100 miles of a port city.
Many of those cities are in developing countries where access to adequate health care is limited or nonexistent.
A ship is the most efficient platform to deliver a state-of-the-art hospital to those port cities.
Many nations lack basic infrastructure services such as a clean water supply, reliable delivery of electricity, and medical facilities and personnel.
A ship is a controlled, safe and clean environment ideally suited for serving patients and crew.
“Through the compassion of volunteers and donors, the 2,000-year-old example Jesus set of caring for the poor is being lived out on a daily basis.”
Consider partnering with Mercy Ships. https://www.mercyships.org/about-mercy-ships/