Adventure is out there!

I am currently volunteering as a ward nurse on the Africa Mercy in Cameroon. On this website you will catch bit of my personal insights as well as updates regarding the happenings here in Africa. This is my third field service with Mercy Ships. Prior countries: Madagascar and Benin.

I am serving for seven months in total. So this means missing all the major winter holidays in the United States with my family and friends back home. In my absence, I have listed my home on AirBnB to pay for my mortgage. However, I am also responsible for paying crew fees here on the ship. If you have any interest in staying at my home for a “home away from home” getaway, see: Kirsten’s Cottage
To make a direct donation to my service with Mercy Ships, see:
Kirsten’s donation page

If you would like to do neither, pray!
The work is hard, but the patients are worth it.

Thank you so much for reading,

*Although I am currently serving with Mercy Ships, everything communicated here strictly reflects my personal opinions and is neither reviewed nor endorsed by Mercy Ships. Opinions, conclusions and other information expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Mercy Ships.*


Jonas and his dressing team nurses
Nurse Kirsten enjoying the fresh air with her patients on Deck 7
Nurse Kirsten helps Valentine navigate Deck 7 time

Exploring with some buddies from the ship

©2015 Mercy Ships – Photo Credit Catrice Wulf – Ward nurse Kirsten Murphy (USA) changes Zoeline’s dressing.
©2016 Mercy Ships – Photo Credit Catrice Wulf – Nurses Rachel Dickens (USA) and Kirsten Murphy (USA) distract Kessia during her dressing change.