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I am Tertius Venter, a reconstructive plastic surgeon called to work with Mercy Ships serving God's heart by serving the poor. I am a full-time volunteer surgeon working with four organizations mainly in Africa. I serve with Mercy Ships an average of 4 months per year doing reconstructive surgery on people who desperately need restoration of function that was lost through burn injuries, birth abnormalities, trauma, disease ... an outreach to restore dignity and self-worth and put smiles on hearts and faces of those who have lost hope. To take their hands and tell them through our actions that they are infinitely important to and loved by God who created them in His image. Your gift makes a difference and with a true impact on lives. 

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Thank you for your support!

  • RUTH VANDENBERG House in Michigan was sold so I have money to bless others. My thoughts frequently return to the time of serving with mercy ships in the reconstructive surgery area. Enjoy your time with family and friends in South Africa. Blessings to you as you continue to serve God. 3 days ago $1,000.00
  • Kenneth Haas 3 days ago $75.00
  • Anonymous 4 days ago $25.00
  • Torsten Schultz 4 days ago $150.00
  • scott Harrison keep up the great work! November 2023 $2,000.00
  • RUTH VANDENBERG House in Michigan was sold so I have money to bless others. My thoughts frequently return to the time of serving with mercy ships in the reconstructive surgery area. Enjoy your time with family and friends in South Africa. Blessings to you as you continue to serve God. 3 days ago $1,000.00
  • Reina Bullen God bless you Tertius for the amazing work you do. June 2023 $500.00
  • Anonymous Dr. Tertius....Thinking of you lately and praying for your continued health and safety as you bless those in need utilizing your skills in reconstructive surgery area with Mercy Ships and the other organizations you volunteer for. Have a Blessed 2023. Ru December 2022 $500.00

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