Jacqui Knowles is aboard Africa Mercy, a Christian run hospital ship, belonging to the organization Mercy Ships, where she helps to run the dental team.
Jacqui got involved with Mercy Ships, after a friend from her church in the U.K. came to the ship as a physician back in 2012 when the ship was in Togo, her blogs and Facebook posts were inspirational. She had had mission on my heart for many years and it was just a matter of finding the right time. After hearing that the Africa Mercy had a dental team and realizing it fitted with her mission heart and profession as a Dental nurse she emailed the headquarters in Texas, and within six months was aboard!
She is currently (2019) on her 5th visit. The first two were as a dental nurse (or assistant) in Guinea and in Madagascar. She was then asked to consider becoming Lead Dental Assistant in Benin. Part way through last year in Cameroon, she was approached to become Dental Team Supervisor. She writes: “With God’s promise that He is the great I Am and I am inadequate in my own strength, I accepted, and here I am!”View all Mission Partners