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













Friday, July 20, 2018

Last Sunday 15th July, 5 of the original 6 Joneses took part in the British 10k in Central London.

We knew that these two weeks would be the first time that all of us would be in the country since Chris & Sophie got married three years ago, and started thinking of something fun to do... goodness knows how we came up with the idea of doing a 10k together! But we did, and we did it.

We trained in a few different countries... Anna in Macedonia,...

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

The title of our last blog has been bothering me. "We're going back" is not right. We are returning to the Africa Mercy, but we're not going back. We're going FORWARD. Moving forward into a new season. Forward into new roles. Forward as a family, into a new future that has been laid out for us, despite not knowing what it will hold. It's exciting, daunting, and scary, with the promise of adventure, new challenges, and new experiences.

A LOT...

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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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