Ally, Amy & Louis Jones are volunteers with Mercy Ships as Crew members on board the Africa Mercy,

the world's largest civilian hospital ship.

The Joneses have served with Mercy Ships for 6 years, working in some of the poorest nations in Africa, helping to provide free healthcare to those who would otherwise have no access to specialist care they need.

Ally, Amy & Louis, serving with Mercy Ships













Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Hi everyone,

I (Ally ) greet you from Senegal, while Amy & Louis greet you from Portsmouth, UK.

We have had a busy few weeks preparing to leave the ship. It definitely feels different this time, compared to when we left in Benin in 2017. However, we are happy that we've made the right decision. The harder decisions have been around what to take back with us to the UK, and what to leave behind on the ship!

We have also had some visits from s...

Monday, October 7, 2019

Hi everyone,

It's October already. Time goes so fast here with so much going on. The days and the weeks fly by, which means we're staying busy but also sometimes hard to catch your breath.

This update is somewhat of a sequel to the last update - September 2019: What's Three Plus One? - where we announced that we are expecting our second child in March 2020. We have spent the last few weeks processing what that means for us, as it will mean l...

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We are volunteers serving with Mercy Ships.

All volunteers pay a contribution to their living costs on board the Africa Mercy, as well as their travel to & from the ship.

We also have insurance expenses, as well as general personal expenses to keep us clothed and clean!

If you would like to support us, click on the 'Donate' button below, making sure to add our names into the box where it asks if you would like to support a Crew member (on second page).

Thank you for your support!


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Ally is the current 

Operations Director

on board the Africa Mercy.

Ally's role involves high-level management, overseeing a few departments on board, and working with the managers to keep things running smoothly


Amy is a trained Adult ICU Nurse, with experience working in London, Guildford, and Portsmouth (UK).

Amy has worked in the Africa Mercy Wards, before leading Medical Capacity Building programs for Mercy Ships in Congo, Madagascar, and Benin.


Louis is a happy, delightful little boy, born in July 2017.

He is growing fast, getting faster on his feet, and brings joy to everyone around him!

Louis has many friends on board, young and old, enjoys swimming, cars, scrambled eggs, and reading about Paddington Bear.

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