It Takes Many Hands
Posted by Joseph Smith on August 2, 2012

Tella Morris has had mission work in her blood for her entire life. She was born to missionary parents in Zambia who helped found the children's home at the Sinde Mission. Her family returned to the United States after Southern Rhodesia (Zambia) gained its independence. She later returned to Zambia as a teenager with her mom to help translate the Bible into some of the native languages.


Harvey Morris became a Christian after he and Tella were married. They have lived in New Mexico and raised 4 kids.  Now that all of their children are grown they have been seeking new ways that they can serve the Lord. Harvey is a licensed well driller in New Mexico and has experience using many different types of heavy equipment. Tella also has experience drilling wells and is a good drilling assistant.


Someone at their home congregation presented Harvey and Tella with a Healing Hands Newsletter and showed them an article about our well drilling program. They contacted HHI for more information and after much prayer and discussion decided to volunteer to work in Haiti. They flew to Port au Prince in early July and have recently returned to the U.S. Despite several breakdowns and tough drilling conditions, they were able to drill several good wells and repair other pumps so they could be used again. Harvey and Tella are both excited about playing a part in providing clean drinking water and the "Water of Life" to those in need in Haiti and elsewhere.


Healing Hands could not show the Love of Christ to those in need without our many volunteers. We want to sincerely thank the Morris family for their sacrifice of time and energy in helping us bring clean water to those who need it so desperately!


If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Cindy Herring if you are in the Nashville area at 615.832.2000 or Marilyn Holland if you are in the Ft. Worth area at 817.536.3383.