Africa Mercy

New ship for Mercy Ships Int. (previously run by YWAM) and its been renamed “Africa Mercy. THE SHIP IS HUGE. Seems bigger than the Anastasis. She has left Holland and is on her way to Africa. My good friends Bryce and Sam Wagner (Mercy Ships and Fuse Factory audio visual team from many of our big events) are on board and Bryce is sending me a short video each day of their experience.

I remember when the Good Samaritan sailed on its maiden voyage to Dominican Republic in 1986. Debbie and I were already there on another ship called Logos (OM) and we tied our ships together and shared ministry for a few weeks. Very cool!

Some videos coming later today. Heres the ship departing


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Andrew

Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name "Precious" :-)

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  • Hi Andrew
    I was in Blyth, Northumberland (not Blythe, as sometimes reported) to see the Africa Mercy depart. A number of local pastors and leaders from the local area had gathered two weeks ago on board to pray and give a ‘send off’ to the ship, which has spent the last eight years being prepared in the shipyards of Tyneside. It was a great sight to behold, and good to feel part of the continuing story of Mercy Ships and the good work they do, in this case in Western Africa.

  • Wish I could have been there to see her off. I spent some time on the Anastasis when I was in high school and it was hugely formative for me. Sad to see her go by the wayside but it’s great to see such a great vessel like the AM take her place.

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