Have you heard of Mercy Ships? Mercy Ships are like floating hospitals. They go to various countries in need of medical aid. These countries include Belize, Brazil, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Trinidad and Sierra Leone. It consists of volunteers who travel abroad for months, years and sometimes even a lifetime. Their goal is to help the people in need by directly going and providing aid. This program has been around since about 1968. I think it is a fantastic idea; I would truly enjoy helping people who have a dire need for medical help. It is important to help other citizens of the world to rise from the darkness. Many people do not have the luxuries that we enjoy as Canadians. I agree that it is important to help people in Canada. If some one to look at this world from outside, they would find our cultural, geographical, language and religious boundries humerous. We are all humans, and it is the responsibility of the rich and healthy to help the poor and unfortunate. So, maybe you could be boarding a Mercy Ship some time soon.
I never knew about Mercy Ships. Would you like to work in one one day?
Comment Posted on November 30, 2008 at 07:10 PM by
hi that's great, helping people who are less fortunate helps the economy and structure of the areas in need of support.
Comment Posted on November 29, 2008 at 08:39 PM by
That is really interesting I never knew that. How long would these doctors be aboard the ships?
Comment Posted on November 29, 2008 at 05:04 PM by
I love the Mercy ships...you got this blog idea from the Lurlene McDaniel book, right?
Comment Posted on November 24, 2008 at 09:32 AM by
Hi Angalee, it is Ashley. i never heard of Mercy ship, first time i saw this ship, i thought it was just a normal ship not "hospital ship" if you have a chance to voluteer at this ship would you accept it?
you know, you don't have to be worry about headache or others ill soon as you board "MERCY SHIP"
Comment Posted on November 24, 2008 at 09:24 AM by
How did you find out about these ships?
Comment Posted on November 24, 2008 at 09:19 AM by
I think it is really good that people are taking the initiative to help people around the world that are less fortunate. I think it is a really good idea that they are giving immediate help.
Comment Posted on November 24, 2008 at 09:18 AM by
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