28 episodes

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.

New Mercies Mercy Ships

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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.

    Cara Stafford: Growing in Compassion through Volunteer Nursing

    Cara Stafford: Growing in Compassion through Volunteer Nursing

    After being a traveling nurse for many years, Cara Stafford had a lingering feeling that God wanted her to use her nursing skills beyond the hospitals in the United States. Having heard of Mercy Ships, she applied and was accepted to come volunteer. The ship proved to be the perfect place to use all the skills she had acquired during her nursing career — from quickly making new friends to caring for pediatric patients with various conditions — Cara thrived in the wards and enjoyed being a charge nurse.
    In this episode Cara shares about sweet patients that touched her heart, lessons she learned from watching patients take care of one another, and the compassion she gained that makes her a better nurse today. Cara’s stories are going to challenge you to consider going and volunteering yourself!
    For more information about Mercy Ships, go to: mercyships.org
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    • 40 min
    Carys Parker: Growing Up on a Ship

    Carys Parker: Growing Up on a Ship

    Carys Parker boarded the Anastasis at only six weeks old and spent the next 18 years growing up on a Mercy Ships vessel. Daughter of Mercy Ships maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Gary Parker, Carys spent much of her childhood in the hospital on board, playing with patients and making new friends.
    In this episode, Carys shares the challenges and the extraordinary opportunities her unique childhood offered her. From fun stories of teenage mischief and the patients she loved, to the preparation her childhood provided for her career today, her stories will keep you smiling and uplift you. 
    You can find Carys’ vlogs about life on the Africa Mercy on her YouTube channel: Carys Parker - YouTube
    For more information about Mercy Ships, go to www.mercyships.org 
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    • 36 min
    Ellee Rollins: The Honor of Volunteering as a Nurse

    Ellee Rollins: The Honor of Volunteering as a Nurse

    Ellee Rollins is a nurse who was raised overseas with her missionary parents and three siblings. It was part of her upbringing to care for others in need and share the love of Jesus. So, years later, when Ellee heard about Mercy Ships from a co-worker at the hospital, something just felt right about applying to go serve as a nurse on board.
    In this episode Ellee offers a glimpse into life in the wards and the special connections she made with her patients. From making friendship bracelets, to throwing birthday parties, Ellee most treasures the bonds she built with patients, translators, and crew. Just about to return to Dakar for her third field service, Ellee is looking forward to returning to some of those incredible relationships and the opportunity to make some new ones!
    For more information about Mercy Ships, go to www.mercyships.org  
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    • 31 min
    Dr. Mark Shrime: Part 2 - "Solving for Why: A Surgeon's Journey to Discover the Transformative Power of Purpose"

    Dr. Mark Shrime: Part 2 - "Solving for Why: A Surgeon's Journey to Discover the Transformative Power of Purpose"

    Dr. Mark Shrime, a volunteer surgeon with Mercy Ships, has recently published a book entitled: Solving for Why: A Surgeon’s Journey to Discover the Transformative Power of Purpose. In this thought-provoking book, Dr. Shrime shares his own journey through the medical field and his constant struggle with the desire to quit. But as Dr. Shrime began to solve for his own “why”, discovering his purpose, he started to embrace medicine and what it offers him. 
    While working for Mercy Ships, Mark found his “why” and shares stories of patients who have made an impact on his life. In this episode, Mark talks about his own journey to discovering his purpose and inspires others to step out of the mundane and live an intentional life. 
    If you are searching for your purpose in life, feel stuck or discouraged, you won’t want to miss this conversation with Dr. Mark Shrime.  
    Dr. Mark Shrime’s book is: Solving for Why: A Surgeon’s Journey to Discover the Transformative Power of Purpose.  
    For more information about Mercy Ships, go to www.mercyships.org  
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    • 22 min
    Dr. Mark Shrime: Part 1 - The Work of a Surgeon

    Dr. Mark Shrime: Part 1 - The Work of a Surgeon

    Dr. Mark Shrime is an outstanding surgeon who has focused on head and neck surgical oncology throughout his career and is an asset to the Mercy Ships surgical team. Mark serves
    at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and lectures at Harvard Medical
    School where he has additional degrees in global health and health policy.
    Mark’s credentials and accolades are only superseded by his passion for justice and working where health, impoverishment and inequity intersect. When not in a classroom teaching, you can find Mark volunteering in the operating theatre on board a Mercy Ships vessel. 
    In this episode Mark shares the complexities of the surgeries he performs, his journey
    to find his own purpose, and the impact Mercy Ships has had on him. Get ready
    to be blown away by this brilliant man and inspired by the intentionality with
    which he lives his life.  
    Dr. Mark Shrime has recently published a book entitled: Solving For Why: A Surgeon's Journey to Discover the Transformative Power of Purpose. 
    For more information about Mercy Ships, go to www.mercyships.org 

    • 31 min
    Caroline Kirchner: Celebrating Mother’s Day On Board the Global Mercy

    Caroline Kirchner: Celebrating Mother’s Day On Board the Global Mercy

    Happy Mother's Day to all moms throughout the world! Many families come on board our hospital ships, bringing moms who care for their children from infants to teenagers. In this episode of New Mercies, we get to hear from a mom who is no longer caring for young children but came to volunteer with Mercy Ships because her adult daughter invited her!
    Caroline Kirchner raised her three daughters to love and serve God, even taking short term mission trips to instill in their children the value of caring for the poor. One of her adult daughters has been serving with Mercy Ships for over 5 years and invited her mom and dad to come join her. In the fall of 2021, Caroline and her husband boarded the Africa Mercy to volunteer alongside their daughter Beth. Caroline volunteers in hospitality and loves getting to know all the new crew and helping them settle into their new home when they come aboard. 
    In this episode Caroline shares her highlights of volunteering on both the Africa Mercy and the Global Mercy, the joys of serving with her daughter, and the gift to be a “ship-mom” to many crew members. 
    To take a virtual tour of the Global Mercy, go to
    www.experience.mercyships.org
    For more information about Mercy Ships and volunteering on board, check out www.mercyships.org/volunteer 

    • 29 min

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