Noel worked for an electronics company for ten years, specializing in medical and x-ray electronics in New Zealand.
At the age of 28 he became a Christian and soon after went to Faith Bible College, graduating in 1972.
Morris family, from New Zealand, originally went to Japan at the end of
1973 with Youth With A Mission, and served as missionaries with World
Noel operated Faith Tapes Library from 1974, which
became Faith Ministries, but over the years he also served in various
capacities in about six Churches in Japan, the last being the Good
Samaritan Church in Kawanishi.
In 1983 Noel began sponsoring the
Interdenominational OPEN MEETINGS in Osaka, which later became the Full
Gospel Business Mens chapter meeting. He held responsibilities in
FGBMFI until 1991.
Noel also worked with local pastors in sponsoring crusades and seminars all over Japan.
September 1992 Noel has traveled over 45 times to Eastern Russia and
Sakhalin Island, taking humanitarian aid, cars and equipment, cars for
churches; Bibles, books, cassettes and videos in Russian; leading
evangelism teams from Japan and other countries; and in 1994 helped to
start Faith In Action Bible School in Vladivostok.
returning to live in New Zealand in 1999, Noel started the work of
Faith Tapes (now Faithnet Media) among the churches in New Zealand. He
also is traveling to Japan and Russia for teaching and preaching.
Until 2005 Noel was also part-time staff at Eastside Apostolic Church where he co-ordinated the Media Ministry.
As a videographer, he has several times provided video interviews for Shine TV's Nzone programme.
Edith became a Christian as a teenager at a Billy Graham crusade.
She also graduated from Faith Bible College in New Zealand in 1972, and went with her family to Japan in 1973.
and her husband Noel have a married daughter, son-in-law, and two
grandsons who have recently immigrated from the USA to live nearby in
Hamilton, New Zealand.
In 1979 Edith began the first of the
AGLOW Fellowships in Japan in Osaka City and served as Outreach
Chairperson in Japan from 1985 to 1988.
Edith also conducts
Color Coordination Seminars for women, and these seminars have become
an interesting way of attracting people to churches to hear the Gospel.
more recent years Edith has been developing her skills as a counselor
in the Body of Christ and has been writing for Christian and other
publications. She is also involved in the Disabilities sector as a
presenter of Disability Awareness training, and in a voluntary capacity
with the Post Polio Support Groups.
In April 2006 she started
hosting a weekly 30-minute radio programme on Hamilton Community Radio
Station to address disability issues.
Then in 2008 she was
elected as President of the Post Polio Support Society of NZ, which is
a rewarding challenge that keeps her well occupied.