Christian charity Mercy Ships has been chosen as the official charity partner for Spring Harvest 2018 and 2019.
This marks the first time that Spring Harvest has partnered with Mercy Ships, an international charity that operates the world’s largest non-governmental hospital ship.
Peter Martin, group chief executive at Essential Christian, which runs Spring Harvest, said: ‘We have been impressed at the way Mercy Ships is channelling 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: ‘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’.
As part of the partnership, members of the Spring Harvest leadership team will visit the ship, Africa Mercy, in January 2018, while it is serving the people of Cameroon.