This blog tracks the daily (often humorous) adventures of our Group 1 Disaster Response team for Vanuatu. With three vessels travelling together, you will find their observations and insights very encouraging, revealing and inspiring. We are grateful for the hearts and sacrifice that these families have made to help those in need. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers as they serve and share their experience with us.

Thank you Matson Foundation!

Matson has been a wonderful partner and supporter of Sea Mercy and our programs in the South Pacific (see below). We are so grateful for their continued support and belief in our organization and volunteers and in other organizations they support across the South Pacific.

Dear Mr. Hackett:

With our last rotation of 2014 ending in October and the final month of the year passing without any major disasters (cyclones, earthquakes, outbreaks), we wanted to put a beautiful year ending bow on the 2nd year of our program and share with our volunteers, partners, sponsors and followers the impact that they had in the South Pacific in 2014 and what is in store for 2015.

The greatest need on the remote islands of the South Pacific is not for an effective and consistent Dental Care delivery program (Sea Mercy has it), it’s finding dental professionals willing to help deliver it. Due to low pay and opportunities, there is a huge talent drain (migration) of dental professionals from the island nations to first world countries. We need your help!

I just returned from a 2 week rotation in the Southern Lau Islands of Fiji on the sailing vessel Dragonfly. I can honestly say it is one of the best experiences of my life. I felt like I was in a National Geographic special. I loved almost everything about the trip, the people, the sailing, the food and all the experiences I encountered. We were a group of 5 volunteers and 2 health ministry staff members.

Register today to reserve your 2015 Rotation! With our Floating Health Care Clinic (FHCC) vessels operating from April through October, we have 15 different rotation dates for our volunteers to chose from across the South Pacific. With medical, dental and ophthalmology care now being offered, there are incredible opportunities for all health care related volunteers to serve on each rotation.

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