A Former Student & Crew Member Shares…

A Former Student & Crew Member Shares…

As a teenager, I had everything I wanted in my room, like my guitars, clothes, and electronic gadgets. However, everything changed in those two months when my parents decided to leave everything behind and to work as missionaries on a hospital ship in Africa. After a...
Sometimes You Just Need to Hop on the Bus!

Sometimes You Just Need to Hop on the Bus!

Being a part of Mercy Ships Academy is something that is so unique and special.  Your students become like family.  You see them every day and watch them grow and develop both in knowledge, and in their faith.   I served as a French teacher for the 2018-2019 school...
A Teacher Remembers: Relocating a School from Ship to Shore

A Teacher Remembers: Relocating a School from Ship to Shore

Part 1 – The Sail to Durban, South Africa It would take a few weeks to sail from West Africa to Durban, South Africa, where the Africa Mercy was scheduled for a major refit. The students were excited! They knew we would have to be taken off the ship, for non-essential...
Lifeboat Field Trip

Lifeboat Field Trip

If “A perk of going to school on a hospital ship is the fantastic, once-in-a-lifetime type field-trips we get to take! This past week is a perfect example! The teachers were batting around field-trip ideas a few weeks ago and our 4th/5th grade teacher, Miss Emilie,...
Student Life Program

Student Life Program

The idea of our Student Life Program started in 2009 when I was having a conversation with a parent about how surprised she was that her teenager did not know how to use a can opener. Our Mercy Ships kids have amazing opportunities to see the world and experience so...