By: Haley Jessup August 7, 2018

Have you ever gone through a significant life season with people who then became your closest friends?

I know I have!

Experiencing life’s ups and downs so intimately with others can develop a special and unbreakable bond.

I couldn’t help but smile at that same kind of bond shared in the photo above.

These five boys were patients onboard the Africa Mercy, and they quickly learned that, with Mercy Ships, healing is more than just a hospital stay!

I love this quote from a favorite author, C.S. Lewis:

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art … it has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.”

Doesn’t it bring you so much joy to see the smiling faces of Mercy Ships patients that traveled near and far for physical healing leave the ship with one of God’s greatest mercies: friendship?

What friends has God intentionally placed in your life? We’d love to know!


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