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NOTE:  Our October 12 meeting has been cancelled. Our guest, Dr. Tom Stackhouse from Mercy Ships, is unable to attend and his visit will be rescheduled.  Enjoy the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend!

Mercy Ships is an international humanitarian organization committed to providing free quality health care for those who cannot afford it. Since 1978 our hospital ships have sailed to impoverished nations to perform free surgeries and provide training. On board, more than 400 volunteers - doctors, nurses, engineers, photographers, teachers, cooks and more give their time and skills to bring hope and healing to those in need.


Mercy Ships uses hospital ships to provide free surgery, training and dental care in developing nations. Founded in 1978 by Don and Deyon Stephens, Mercy Ships has worked in more than 70 countries providing services valued at more than $1 billion, with more than 2.35 million direct beneficiaries.

Each year Mercy Ships has more than 1,200 volunteers from over 40 nations. Professionals include surgeons, dentists, nurses, healthcare trainers, teachers, cooks, seamen, engineers, and photographers, writers and more, all donating their time and skills to the effort.