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Ships Of Mercy

Author : Don Stephens
ISBN : 9781473682559
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Ships of Mercy tells the riveting true story of Mercy Ships, the astonishing fleet of hospital ships that sail the globe, bringing dramatic change to the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in the most impoverished and disease-stricken corners of the world. Ships of Mercy is a page-turner of the highest quality, an inspiring testimony both to the essence of the human spirit and God's amazing providence. It tells the story of a teenager's extraordinary vision brought to reality in the form of a multi-million dollar life-saving mission. It also tells the story of a family of people from diverse backgrounds who have sacrificed their comfort and security in order to perform remarkable acts of grace and kindness.

Mercy Ships

Author : David Miller
ISBN : UCSC:32106019874426
Genre : History
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A remarkable insight into the humanitarian exchanges and communications between warring governments during the Second World War.

Comfort Class Hospital Ships

Author : LLC Books
ISBN : 1158360630
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Not illustrated. Excerpt: The second USS Mercy (AH-8) was a Comfort-class hospital ship laid down under Maritime Commission contract by Consolidated Steel Corporation at the Wilmington Yard, Wilmington, California, on 4 February 1943. She was acquired by the US Navy from the Maritime Commission on 25 March 1943 and launched the same day, sponsored by Lieutenant (junior grade) Doris M. Yetter, NC, USN, who had been a prisoner of war on Guam in 1941. She was converted from a cargo ship to a hospital ship by Los Angeles Shipbuilding

From Fear To Love

Author : Yvette Parsons
ISBN : 9781602661752
Genre : Religion
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From Fear to Love is the honest and personal story of one woman's determination to face the past and find a way to change. This account is about racial reconciliation and the often painful process of recounting difficult events in order to learn from them and bring good from them. While this memoir is about bridging the divide between blacks and whites, it will resonate with any reader who struggles with apprehension about those who are not like them, or those who seem to dislike or even hate them simply because of their differences. If, like the old fables, this book had a place at the end of the story for a moral, it would be this: If you are willing to face the truth and take the risks you can move beyond the weight of the past, be healed, and be a blessing to others. Yvette Parsons is a wife, mother, daughter, Bible teacher and friend whose life journey has taken her to many places, and through many challenges. Today she and her husband Rick make their home in Charlotte, North Carolina, where they are active members at Forest Hill Church and Yvette is able to be a part of the ministry and programs of community outreach sponsored by A Better World.

Eben Ezer Or A Small Monument Of Great Mercy

Author : William Okeley
ISBN : UCAL:B3135476
Genre : Algeria
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Author : Lonely Planet
ISBN : 9781787010017
Genre : Travel
File Size : 32. 68 MB
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Are you looking for a more meaningful travel experience? Do you want to give back to the communities you visit, make a genuine connection with locals, meet like-minded travellers and build your skills? International volunteering opens up all these opportunities and this book has all the advice you need to get there. Much more than just a resource directory, Volunteer is packed with invaluable information and full-colour inspiration to get you planning your perfect short- or long-term volunteer experience anywhere in the world. Whether it's monitoring sea turtles in Greece, helping set up handicraft businesses in Ghana or building community centres in Guatemala, you'll find amazing opportunities in this fully updated, comprehensive new edition. Written by passionate, well-travelled Lonely Planet writers advised by a team of experts in the field, this user-friendly guide promises to make your plans a reality. Chapters include: 1. International volunteering: an overview 2. Choosing your volunteer experience 3. The practicalities 4. Tying up loose ends 5. Organised volunteer programmes 6. Structured and self-funding volunteer programmes 7. Religious organisations 8. Do-it-yourself volunteer placements 9. Coming home 10. Starting your own charitable project About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. The world awaits! Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' -- Fairfax Media 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.

T Ah 19 Class Hospital Ship General Information Manual

Author : Naval Medical Doctrine Center
ISBN : OCLC:39103386
Genre : Hospital ships
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Memoir Of Mrs Mary Mercy Ellis

Author : William Ellis
ISBN : HARVARD:32044029887569
Genre : Bookbinding
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Lifeline Across The Sea

Author : David Williams
ISBN : 9780750965514
Genre : History
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Behind the scenes during the Second World War, agreements were negotiated for the safe exchange and repatriation of wounded or gravely ill prisoners, ‘Protected Personnel’, diplomats, civilians and alien internees, a little-known dimension of the war. Conducted under the oversight of the International Red Cross and through neutral intermediaries, exchanges were arranged individually between Allied nations and the Axis belligerents. A group of some 50 ships, many in special livery, were uniquely engaged in this highly dangerous work, sailing through hostile waters alone and undefended, and conspicuously illuminated at night. Constantly at risk of attack by submarine and aircraft, their safety depended on the transmission, receipt and observance of ‘safe passage’ commands to the armed units in their paths. This book describes these special ships and details the exchange missions they took part in.

A Path Appears

Author : Nicholas D. Kristof
ISBN : 9780385349925
Genre : Social Science
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An essential, galvanizing narrative about making a difference here and abroad—a road map to becoming the most effective global citizens we can be. In their number one New York Times best seller Half the Sky, husband-and-wife team Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn brought to light struggles faced by women and girls around the globe, and showcased individuals and institu­tions working to address oppression and expand opportunity. A Path Appears is even more ambi­tious in scale: nothing less than a sweeping tap­estry of people who are making the world a better place and a guide to the ways that we can do the same—whether with a donation of $5 or $5 mil­lion, with our time, by capitalizing on our skills as individuals, or by using the resources of our businesses. With scrupulous research and on-the-ground reporting, the authors assay the art and science of giving, identify successful local and global initia­tives, and share astonishing stories from the front lines of social progress. We see the compelling, in­spiring truth of how real people have changed the world, upending the idea that one person can’t make a difference. We meet people like Dr. Gary Slutkin, who devel­oped his landmark Cure Violence program to combat inner-city conflicts in the United States by applying principles of epidemiology; Lester Strong, who left a career as a high-powered television anchor to run an organization bringing in older Americans to tu­tor students in public schools across the country; MIT development economist Esther Duflo, whose pioneering studies of aid effectiveness have revealed new truths about, among other things, the power of hope; and Jessica Posner and Kennedy Odede, who are transforming Kenya’s most notorious slum by ex­panding educational opportunities for girls. A Path Appears offers practical, results-driven advice on how best each of us can give and reveals the lasting benefits we gain in return. Kristof and WuDunn know better than most how many urgent challenges communities around the world face to­day. Here they offer a timely beacon of hope for our collective future.

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