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The journey began after the founders, Jimmy and Chase Miller, and their family visited Israel in March of 2010. While standing on an area called Abraham’s Ridge, the Lord brought to mind the story of Abraham (Genesis 22) and his unwavering faith and trust in the Lord. They sensed that the Lord was calling them to something much bigger and broader, and they responded like Abraham saying, “Hineni” (hee-nay-Knee), which means, “Here I am.”
Hineni is a powerful and layered statement with the idea of total abandonment and unconditional giving–“I am nothing; You are everything.” God has since taken Chase to the Dominican Republic soon after the January 2010 earthquake. The door opened to Kenya in 2011 for Jimmy and Chase. They have served their Kenyan brothers and sisters multiple times since that first visit.
Chase is an Otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat surgeon). She operates in rural Kenyan regions, especially at Tenwek Hospital serving mainly the Kipsigis and Maasai tribes. She trains African general surgery residents through the Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons training program (PAACS). She also trains family practice residents in ENT skills. She has served with Kenya Relief in Migori, AIC-CURE at Kijabe repairing cleft lip and palate deformities, and in Togo, West Africa. She serves mainly with Samaritan’s Purse with the World Medical Mission branch.
Jimmy has been serving in the water filter area by providing Sawyer PointONE water filters to orphanages, boarding schools, churches, hospital staff, hospital chaplains, and local Kenyans. They have also been supporting the Kitoben Children’s Centre. Initial support was to bring clean water, but this has grown to support buildings, school fees, and social entrepreneurship to help the orphanage be self-supportive.
Jimmy and Chase Miller will be heading back to Kenya at the end of October 2019. Chase’s first week will be with a cleft lip/palate team at AIC/Cure Hospital in Kijabe. Jimmy will fly over and join Chase to travel over to Tenwek Hospital for two weeks. Chase will be working with the residents in ear, nose, & throat care and surgery. Jimmy will be traveling around with water filters visiting local schools, orphanages, and churches. Please join us in prayer for the preparation of this upcoming trip. Thank you so much for your financial and prayer support, we could not do this without you!!!
Jimmy and Chase Miller have three children. Their daughter, Hunter (26), was married on July 3, 2016, to Ryan Legg. Ryan graduated May, 2018 with a Masters in Divinity (MDiv) from Asbury Theological Seminary. Ryan accepted the position as Pastor at Martindale Alliance Church in Martindale, PA which is part of the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church. Hunter has an editing/proofreading business called Final Review Proofreading. Hunter and Ryan are expecting their first child in January 2020! Aaron (22) graduated (summa cum laude) from Gordon College in Wenham, MA, with a BS in Kinesiology and a Biology minor. Aaron was accepted at NYITCOM (New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine) and has begun classes August 2019. Isaiah (18) graduated from McQuaid Jesuit High School in Rochester, NY and has been accepted to Houghton College in Houghton, NY. He’ll be playing on the Men’s Soccer team and was accepted into the Science Honors Program.