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













Saturday, May 18, 2019

The title of this particular blog has many meanings, which I will explain in due course. But first of all, greetings from a hot humid Guinea. More accurately, greetings from a hot dusty port. It's weird that we live in a port. I think that often as we walk back to the ship, dodging trucks, containers, motorbikes and people. Such a weird place to live.

Anyway, this last month and a bit has been a bit crazy to say the least. Here are a few ke...

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Hi everyone,

We're in that part of the field service where everything seems just that little bit harder. I usually call it 'mile 18 of the marathon' - you've come a long way, but you know you still have a few miles left before you're done. Easter usually breaks that up for us as we head towards our departure in June, but as Easter is so late this year it's proving to take its toll a little.

It's the same every year, so encouragin...

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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!

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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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