In 1978 a dream was birthed for a floating hospital called Mercy Ships. For over 25 years Mercy Ships has continued to grow and reach the areas of the world around the coasts. The African Mercy is still going strong.
But a need was recognized and that was to reach the most remote places on earth. To do so would take smaller vessels. A new entity was formed called YWAM Medical Ships. The focus is to reach the islands or any hard to reach place with both the gospel and with medical care.
Recently YWAM ships has been in Papua New Guinea. This nation of 800 languages and over 1300 islands has some of the most extreme challenges on earth to reach. It is the least explored country on the earth. The land is made up of jungles and rivers that make accessing medical care extremely difficult. Some never even reach medical care at all.
PNG is one of the hardest places to deliver aid in the world. – Bill Gates
That’s where YWAM Medical Ships comes in. Endorsed by the government of Papua New Guinea and armed with medical volunteers and shipmen and women from around the world, YWAM Ships sails to these remote locations and offers medical care for free. Some receive medical care for the first time in their lives.
In addition training sessions are held to equip locals in basic healthcare that they can take back to their villages. With this healthcare knowledge, they are better able to serve their people.
Imagine it was you and that you had no hope of medical care. Imagine if your child was sick and there were no medicines or emergency life-saving interventions. It’s unimaginable to most of the world. But look at what the power of hope and action can do:
Are you a medical professional who would like to serve 3 or more weeks, or do you know someone who is?
Are you a young person who would like to know how to sail?
Are you a business or medical center that would like to donate medical supplies?
Would you like someone to come share with you, your church or at your conference for more information?
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