Our Endorsements

"It is with great pleasure that I write in support of Mercy Ships and the work the organisation does in providing primary health care and community services to many thousands of people in dire need of help. This work serves many of the world’s poor and underprivileged by imparting hope as well as providing much-needed medical attention.

Mercy ships has a well-deserved reputation as both a source and a trainer of medical care to many people, as well as a provider of medical equipment and hospital supplies. Its parallel emphasis on community-based training and agricultural infrastructure projects ensures that the longer-term growth of developing nations is also addressed.

Mercy Ships is to be congratulated on its important contribution and I wish them every success."

John Howard
Former Prime Minister, Australia

"I applaud the Mercy Ships in their efforts of transformational development as they make a lasting difference in a world of need. Mercy Ships has committed themselves to the vision of an African renaissance in their vision of bringing hope and healing to the continent of Africa... I salute the vision and mission of Mercy Ships and ask that you join me in supporting their noble work and contribute to make this world a better place." 

Nelson Mandela
Former President, South Africa 

"Their work goes beyond healing and comforting the sick... it provides a sense of hope that is badly needed in the places they work.  I am delighted to give my support to Mercy Ships."

Tony Blair
Former Prime Minister, United Kingdom
United Nations Middle East Envoy


"For many years now, Mercy Ships has provided medical services for the poor throughout the world. You're reaching out to people in need – feeding the hungry, caring for the lonely, and giving urgent medical help to those who need it. I have every hope you will continue to reach more and more patients in the years beyond. I know you will continue your mission of bringing hope and healing to those who need it most. May God continue to bless you in your important work."

George W. Bush
Former President, United States of America

"Whether providing vital medical assistance and education or offering your construction and agricultural expertise, the dedicated workers of Mercy Ships have brought new hope to countless people around the world." 

Bill Clinton
Former President, United States of America
Founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation

"Mercy Ships has shown great compassion on the Liberian people for a little more than a year since docking off the Liberian shores. On behalf of the Liberian people, I wish to thank all the volunteers on the ship who come from all over the world for their sacrifice and the comfort they have given to so many poor and needy Liberians."

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
President of Liberia 


"I know I speak on the behalf of many, many millions of people when I say thank you very much to all of you for your dedication, for your caring, for the gifting of yourself in the way in which you do. You are wonderful, thank you." 

Desmond Tutu
Archbishop Emeritus, South Africa
Nobel Peace Laureate

"Mercy Ships exemplifies for me a spirit of compassion for those in need. I personally am proud that in a world in which selfishness and greed are so often presented as prime motivators, Mercy Ships stands as a living antidote to self-interest."

Sir John Major
Former Prime Minister, United Kingdom

"You (Mercy Ships) saw an opportunity to collaborate with us to restore hope and give a future to our people and to provide a resource centre to restore our capacity."

Dr Ernest Bai Koroma
President, Sierra Leone

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