Cote d’Ivoire is home to more than 20 million people. Mercy Ships first field service here was in 1991. #sailwithus #mercyships
Cote D’Ivoire, 1991: A devastating attack left 1-year-old Marius’ face almost unrecognizable. Marius’ father, Jules, took him to a local hospital, but they were told that reconstructive surgery would cost $4,000 – money that a farmer like Jules would never have.
Marius grew and healed, but still suffered from behind his disfigured face. After learning about Mercy Ships, Jules brought his son to Screening Day in 1991. Dr. Gary Parker examined Marius and told Jules that Mercy Ships could help – for free.
A world where parents can’t afford life-changing treatment for their children can seem far away. But in West Africa, it is closer than we think. #sailwithus #mercyships
I will return to my ship home in Congo on 8/14. On 8/28 we will meet the people who will become our newest friends onboard the Africa Mercy. Excitement is in the air. Can you feel it? Can you feel the love raining down from heaven, from the throne room of our Lord? I can!