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Some inspiring stories from our Swiss & international volunteers

Alphonse

Alphonse has known Mercy Ships for a long time: he has already volunteered in 1991 on board the Anastasis, our first hospital ship! In 2019, he supervised the maintenance work on the Africa Mercy.

Alphonse
Janina

After joining Mercy Ships as a dental assistant, Janina stayed within this humanitarian organisation: she is responsible for recruiting volunteers in German-speaking Switzerland!

Janina
Sophie

After several different appointments within the Mercy Ships organisation, Sophie led the "advance team" in Guinea in 2018.

Sophie
Sarah

After each engagement, Sarah comes home full of joy and thankfulness: she has had the privilege of sharing both good and sad times with other people.

Sarah
Dr. Gary Parker

Early in his surgical career, Dr. Gary joined a Mercy Ships team in Mexico in 1986. He faithfully served for more than 30 years!

Dr. Gary Parker
Captain John Borrow

John Borrow is the Captain of our hospital ship, the Africa Mercy.

Captain John Borrow
Dr Guy Chevalley

Dr Guy Chevalley, ophtalmic surgeon from Yverdon-les-Bains, remembers with joy: “The joy of restoring sight to people who lost theirs many years ago is always an immense satisfaction!”

Dr Guy Chevalley
Dr Sarah

Dr. Sarah Kwok ist derzeit als Chef-Anästhesistin an Bord der Africa Mercy tätig und stellt ihre Fähigkeiten dem von ihr geleiteten Operationsteam zur Verfügung.

Dr Sarah
Show me more stories Guido Kortleven - BioMed Technician 2019 “Mercy Ships was the best place for me to share my talents, in a way that suits my personality. I previously worked in a hospital as a biomedical technician and, as far as I know, there are no other NGOs that offer the opportunity to do this kind of work. Mercy Ships was a perfect fit for me. I wanted to share my God-given talents with people who needed it the most, and this felt like the best place for me to do this.”

Guido Kortleven - BioMed Technician 2019