Healing Hands International (HHI) received the Kopio Award during Lipscomb University's 89th annual lectureship, Summer Celebration, on June 30, 2016. This award was established by Lipscomb to honor those who exemplify tireless service in ministry.
HHI’s Development Officer, Scott Saunders, spoke of feeling affirmed about the work that HHI participates in.
“I felt overjoyed and appreciative that over 25 years God had seen, through the efforts of a number of people, the importance of Christian service in connection with business,” Saunders said. “I believe the Kopio Award encourages and validates servant leadership from a Christian perspective.”
The idea to establish HHI was started by Lipscomb students participating in a project for a business course taught by Randy Steger, the founder of HHI, in 1991, according to HHI’s Administrative Assistant Linda Smith.
“HHI has grown from collecting medical supplies for Romania to supporting eight different ministries in several different countries,” Smith said.
Since 1993, HHI has been working to save lives and relieve suffering through the distribution of humanitarian aid in order to bring hope and the love of Christ to all people. This has helped to provide information and awareness of worldwide medical and humanitarian needs, allowing a broader opportunity for contributors and volunteers, to ship to areas where God receives the glory and the local church receives the recognition.