Jimaní Here We Come

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About a year and a half ago, God put it in John’s heart that one day we’d have a bigger home so we could have more kids living with us. He wasn’t sure how or when that would play out, but from that time on he would randomly tell people, “We’re just waiting for God to give us a bigger house so we can have more kids.” One night in January he made that statement, and the people we were talking to asked, “What if you were given the keys to an orphanage?” WHAT? WHERE? HOW? The short answer is that there is a group of Christian physicians and business people in Knoxville, TN who have a heart to minister to the Dominican Republic and Haiti.  They have built a facility in the Dominican town of Jimaní, right on the border with Haiti.  On the property there is a hospital and an orphanage.  These buildings also allow for short term mission team housing and a school.  Right now, those buildings sit empty.  After much prayer and discussions with the group who built it (www.chadasha.org), God has made it clear to us that we are to move to Jimaní and start the ministry there.  We covet your prayers for a smooth transition and for wisdom and guidance as we take on this task.  We hope to put together a video blog within the next week or so to share more of the details, so check back soon!

13 Responses

  1. Teresa


  2. Thomases

    Wow!! We are so excited! Get ready for God to do awesome stuff! We love you guys! Let us know if we can help!!

  3. Yvonne Mihailoff

    This is so exciting!!!!! I am so happy for you guys!!!

  4. Dave & Michelle Gilliland

    Oh congratulations Hanley family!!! We are so happy and excited for you!
    You remain in our hearts and prayers always. Much Love from Florida!
    The G’s in the Keys! 🙂

  5. Shannon

    you’re moving? How awesome! Sounds like you all are doing some really wonderful things! I’m so proud to know you!

  6. Justine Kresl

    Wow! How exciting! I am praying for you all as you begin this new mission.

  7. Dwight Johnson

    So proud of you guys!

  8. Jennifer M.

    What an answer to your prayer! We will pray for you.

  9. Barb Duncan

    That’s incredible! It appears that God sent the right family to the DR! God bless you guys!

  10. Lisa Ramirez

    Wow…….that is amazing! I will continue to pray for you and add this additional prayer as well. We love you guys!!!!


  11. Jana Tyrrell

    Oh my goodness! It must run in the family!
    We are VERY excited for you!
    Love you guys!

    Jana and Tom

  12. David Blossom

    AWESOME; our GOD is so great…..wish I could join you! Rest assured my prayers are with you.

  13. Jim and Jen

    That is so awesome. We are so happy for you guys. What an opportunity. This is one of those one in a life time kind of opportunities. We will be praying for you guys and would love to come and help out from time to time after you get settled. Peace in your transition.

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