Our Mission

Our mission is to improve the lives of those in need. Because children and youth are the hope of the future, we believe in investing in them by providing education, training and leadership.

As we supply instruction in values, morals and practical solutions, we will enhance the quality of their lives and give them the tools they need to succeed.

 

Who We Are

Thomas Morrow and Amy Morrow

Before starting Global Contributions (our charity) we were the Morrow Missionary Family.

 

We traveled from Texas to Zambia with our six children between the ages of 4 and 11 years old.

We knew instinctively that this big step of moving to Zambia would be a new chapter in our lives.

Our first project in Zambia was a community school called Flying Angels. We helped take it from a one room classroom to a thriving school. It now also has a church, residential orphan center, and clinic with hospice care.

As we spent time with children and their communities, we found a big gap in support for children who were below school age and lacked their parents. By the time they reached school age, they already had years of malnutrition, lack of mental and emotional stimulation, and structure.

We had a desire to step in and fill the gap.

In 2006, after substantial research and work with a local transit home for orphaned babies, we located and purchased an abandoned building in Kazembe--a large village in northern Zambia--and began construction. Electricity had to be installed, a borehole drilled, and pipes laid. After one year of hard work, the doors to Terra Nova Children's Home finally opened.

More than 10 years after construction began, Terra Nova Children's Home is now a happy home to over 30 children who have found a new family and are now growing up healthy, secure, and safe--receiving a quality education so that they will grow up to not just be an orphan statistic, but a contributing member of society.

 
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2021 FROM TOM & AMY:

After nearly 20 years of full-time mission work on the continent of Africa, we (with the counsel of board members and otherwise voices) have decided to take a sabbatical for 12 months.

This was not an easy decision because Terra Nova Children’s Home is our life and passion. Raising those children has been the greatest blessing. However, working for years in a remote location with very few breaks and very little solid Christian fellowship, has left us feeling burned out and depleted. This is not the best way to operate.  Continuing to try to pour out when your vessel is empty is a bad idea.

Amy’s health has also been suffering quite a bit over the last few years and we haven’t been able to get a solid diagnosis. Being stable in Texas for a while will allow time for doctors to get a handle on what’s going on and begin treatment.

 

On this side of the globe, we are loving being able to spend time with our children again (and the two grandchildren!), having them over for meals or just to hang out. For many years our time with them was rushed as we traveled around the country and the world. Now when they ask if they can come over we get to say 'yes!' When they need help with the new baby we can say, “I’ll be right over!”. This is incredibly life-giving and restorative.

We don’t know what the future holds, but thankfully, we know who holds the future and we are so grateful for His Love!