Our financial need for Mercy Ships is just over $3000 a month.
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Partner with us!

This summer our family left Huntsville/Madison Alabama to join Mercy Ships as volunteers on the Africa Mercy. We are currently in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria on the Africa Mercy preparing to sail to Cameroon, West Africa! The Africa Mercy is the largest non-governmental hospital ship in the world. It operates completely by volunteers!
Tyrone will be the Food Service Manager and Stephanie will be a nurse in the ship hospital. Our boys, Tytus and Ezra, will be attending school on board.
Working in Africa the ship provides FREE care to those in desperate need. Removing tumors, giving sight to the blind, correcting clefts, fixing fractures, and more!
Almost 50% of people in Africa have no access to a hospital or doctor. Children, teens, and adults suffer and die every day from curable or treatable causes. One child in eight will die before age 5.
  • Babies born with cleft lip and palate more often than not die from malnutrition
  • Tumors grow until they are grotesque which causes disabilities, or threaten lives
  • Cataracts blind children and adults keeping them from an education and jobs
  • Lack of treatment or a simple surgery leads to complications, lifelong disability or death
  • Many family, friends, and community believe they are “cursed” and reject them from society
What’s the solution? More than 75% of the world’s population lives within 100 miles of a port city. That makes a hospital ship the most efficient platform reaching areas where clean water, electricity, medical facilities and skilled staff are almost nonexistent. The Africa Mercy provides a controlled, safe and clean environment for everyone.
And the best part? Mercy Ships shares the Gospel and shows the love of Jesus to thousands that come through every year for help!
None of this would be possible without your involvement! Financial giving, volunteering, prayer, sharing via social media channels, you’re our best promoter!
As a family of faith, we need your prayers! As volunteers, we need financial partners!  Thank you, everyone, who has already pledged a monthly support. We appreciate your commitment.
We have worked many years with Mercy Ships and we are looking forward to many more as God provides. Will you partner with us today? Your financial donation provides room & board, travel, and other expenses for our family. Recurring giving works best to meet our monthly budget.
Thank you for considering being a financial partner! We hope you will remember us in prayer and add us to your church and small group prayer list!
You can give securely online at http://mercyships-us.donorpages.com/crewmates/TyroneBarton -OR- http://www.bartonsonboard.com/ and click the DONATE button. Your giving is tax deductible through Mercy Ships.
To make a donation by mail, send a check made payable to Mercy Ships, PO Box 2020, Garden Valley, Texas 75771. In the “For” line of your check (above the routing number) use our specific designation code 1606. It helps to attach a small note saying “Barton Family”.
P.S. A letter of endorsement from our home church, Summit Crossing Community Church. More information about Mercy Ships can be found at MercyShips.org and you can learn more about us at BartonsOnBoard.com.