That is a refreshing change! Also refreshing? Merciful service to others and hope. The real kind, not Obama’s HopeandChange ™ kind.

Former President Bush press secretary and Fox News’ “The Five” co-host Dana Perino is live-tweeting her visit to the Congo where she hooked up with Mercy Ships.

More about Mercy Ships from its website:

Through free, basic, health-care and transformative surgeries, Mercy Ships becomes the face of love in action. The hospital ship – Africa Mercy – provides first-rate medical professionals, state-of-the-art medical and surgical facilities and health-care training to communities in West Africa that lack those critical services.

Bless you.

Some results of its fantastic, life-changing and life-saving, work:

Mercy Ships has delivered free services valued at more than $1 billion. That includes 61,000 surgeries and 539,000 patients treated. In 2011, for example, Mercy Ships returned to Sierra Leone for its fifth visit in 20 years. During the port visit, the crew performed:

  • 3,300 life-changing general surgeries
  • More than 2,600 eye surgeries
  • More than 34,700 dental treatment
  • About 10,000 medical consultations


Dana Perino is heeding that request. Of course, some Gutfeld smack-talk first:


Perino boarded the Africa Mercy and is live-tweeting her experience:


A fan has a question:

Yes, what about that mystery man? Perino offers a tease:

Stay tuned! In the meantime, continue to follow Dana Perino’s tweets from the ship and @Mercyships itself. Twitter users continue to wish her well and offer prayers.

Amen. Safe travels, all!


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