Science, Students, and Ship Life

Susan Waldron entered college with the aspiration of becoming a doctor. But as her university studies were coming to a close, her path changed direction. Susan decided to use her science degree to become a high school teacher. A few years later, Mercy Ships entered the picture, and Susan was able to combine her passions for teaching, science, and medicine on board a hospital ship in Africa.

Susan answered “yes” to God’s question, “Are you willing to sacrifice everything to follow me?” and volunteered on board the Africa Mercy as a teacher for 3 years. In this episode, Susan talks about the joys of building relationships with her students, her love of taking “field trips” to the lab and hospital on the ship, and her candid worry about coming to volunteer as a young, single woman.

Susan has as much energy in the classroom as she does in this episode and will motivate you to live a life that impacts others.

Mercy Ships has brought hope and healing to those who need it most for over 40 years. Using hospital ships, we are able to provide safe, free surgical care to those in need and bring medical training to healthcare workers living in the countries we serve.

Looking for a way to join our mission of bringing hope and healing? Partner with us through a gift, volunteering with us, or by joining us in prayer.

Click here to read more and listen to the New Mercies Podcast episode.