Twin Ships in Madagascar

Twin Ships in Madagascar

In January, 2016, the M/V Logos Hope came into port in Madagascar and moored at the pier next to where the Africa Mercy was stationed amidst much cheering and delight. The two ships looked like twins, as both were commissioned from retired ferries. Here you see the...
Our New Academy Preschool Teacher

Our New Academy Preschool Teacher

Hello! My name is Trina Ramirez and I will be the Preschool teacher on the Africa Mercy in January! Let me tell you about myself and how I got here to work in the Academy. I grew up in Guatemala as a missionary kid and moved to the states when I was 15. So that makes...
No Matter How Small

No Matter How Small

As a teacher, I like having a plan. I like feeling confident and prepared. But on Friday afternoons, when we walk out of our classroom and into the noise, heat, and chaos of deck seven, all of that is thrown out the window. I am no longer certain of the rules, the...
School Retreat in Africa

School Retreat in Africa

Going to school on a ship comes with many great experiences — you get to meet people from all around the world, and do things that not many other people get to do — like helping make drinks in a cafe for doctors and nurses on break, or counting pills for patients....
Two Ships and Two Schools

Two Ships and Two Schools

Today we experienced an exciting first for the Mercy Ships Academy! English Teachers from both ships collaboratively planning for the Junior High and High School English Courses onboard both the Africa Mercy and Global Mercy. For teachers to plan collaboratively is a...