Update: Mercy Ships Madagascar

by Jackie Bailey Last Thursday I volunteered to help with patient screening that was held at a local hospital.  There were about 2,000 people lined up to be screened for possible surgeries on board.  It was an extremely hot, humid day and people had been standing in...

Migrating to the Mitten

After eight years calling Portland home, Dieneke and her husband, Brandon, are taking the long way back to the “mitten”–more precisely, Michigan–to start a new life in their hometown of Kalamazoo. By “long way,” I mean that they are...

Using her gifts: Jackie Bailey with Mercy Ships

Jackie Bailey was in her 50s before she started volunteering on a regular basis. Her office requires employees to put some hours into the community, so Jackie started serving with Shepherd’s Door, Portland Rescue Mission’s transitional care facility for women. When...