our history

The Lord made clear to us in November 2013 that we were to begin a work for the Lord, which entailed locating where Yada was to reside. Through much prayer, time and dedication the decision lead them to Western North Carolina.  Yada is to be a place set aside for pastors, missionaries and who Father God leads to us to come and be restored.

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised…
— Luke 4:18

The ministry calling for Yada is similar, however we respond differently to the needs of whom Abba Father sends us.  As we become more acquainted with you, our response to why you have come to Yada takes shape.  There is no one approach, Father God treats each of His children uniquely, and it is our desire to do His will.

Apart of the original mandate, it has always been Yada’s desire to be self-sustainable.  As we work toward this effort everything we do works to this understanding and consideration from our food supply to water and electric.

God wants us to rediscover the simplicity of the Garden, where His children enjoyed His presence without man-made filters.

Shalom and Blessings,

Gerald and Jennifer Hanifan

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Current stewards of Yada