Ships of Mercy: The Remarkable Fleet Bringing Hope to the World's Forgotten Poor

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Oct 11, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages

Don Stephens, a Colorado farm boy, is certainly an unlikely hero. And turning a decrepit ocean liner into a floating hospital seems improbable at best. And yet that is exactly what happened twenty-five years ago. Because of the efforts of Stephens, his fleet of ships, and his "navy" of volunteers, thousands around the world have experienced healing of body and spirit. Specializing in fixing facial deformities, Mercy Ships International embodies the great commission and demonstrates what God can do with a few willing hands and determined spirits. In Ships of Mercy, readers will realize the overwhelming need for this type of service and be inspired to lend a hand to make a difference.

 

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Contents

Prime Minister John Major
1
The Birth of a Dream
13
The Perfect Ship
25
Stranded in Greece
35
Launched
49
On Trial in Greece
59
A True Hospital Ship
73
Finally to Africa
83
Heart of Africa
113
To the Ends of the Earth
133
Headlines Tell the Story
149
Mercy Ships on Land and Sea
167
As Wide As the Sea
193
About Mercy Ships International
199
Mercy Ships VisionAccountabilityGovernanceMission
207
About the Authors
221

Bringing Hope and Healing
99

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