We’re delighted to announce a new partnership for Spring Harvest 2018 and 2019. For the first time we’ll be working alongside Mercy Ships, an international charity that operates the world’s largest non-governmental hospital ship.
Staffed almost entirely by volunteers, Mercy Ships’ state-of-the-art “floating hospital” provides free medical care and surgery to people in some of the poorest countries in the world. As part of the partnership, members of the Spring Harvest leadership team will visit the ship, the Africa Mercy, in January 2018 while it is serving the people of Cameroon.
Peter Martin, Group Chief Executive at Essential Christian, said: “We have been greatly impressed at the way Mercy Ships is channeling the skills and talents of ordinary Christians into front-line service – and always in partnership with the local church. This fits closely with our own vision for the transformation of lives and communities.”
Lea Milligan, Executive Director at Mercy Ships UK, said: “We are delighted to announce this partnership with Spring Harvest and Essential Christian. Their passion to serve the local church and encourage Christians to put their faith into action is hugely inspiring, and fits perfectly with our mission at Mercy Ships. Through even the smallest deed we can effect real, lasting change – be it here in the UK or in Africa, where our volunteers are currently serving.”
Mercy Ships and the Spring Harvest team will come together next April to tell the stories of lives being transformed in Africa, and how the church in Britain can get involved.