The Nissi House

Transportation Makes Provo Accessible

Named for the biblical reference to Jehovah Nissi, the memorial altar erected by Moses, the word Nissi translates to mean "Lord is my banner" or "Jehovah is my refuge".

The Nissi House, founded by Canadians Sue and Graham Chapman, provides refuge for orphans. It is a seven bedroom, four bathroom, privately operated orphanage that, only one year after opening its doors, had reached maximum occupancy. The 12 children, seven boys and five girls, range in age from 4 to 14, and attend 3 different schools on the island.

Transportation for the children was a great concern for the operators and, on January 18, 2007, The Hartling Group provided The Nissi House with a 10-seater Toyota Grand Cabin. Now the children attend school, church and other community activities in their new air-conditioned van.