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Hope Prayer Cabin
The Hope prayer cabin.
I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in Him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13)
Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise Him again – my Savior and my God! (Psalm 42:5)
This hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because He has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with His love. (Romans 5:5)
Hope is a confident trust with the expectation of fulfillment. In 2020, after several years of declining health caused by COPD, kidney failure, and cancer; Mary Stephany crossed the finish line of life and went home to the Lord. It was the fulfillment of her often said and hopeful wish, “I just want to go and sit at the feet of Jesus.”
Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep His promise. (Hebrews 10:23)
Mary’s faith in Christ was core to her hope, her identity, and her values. She wasn’t afraid to die – even at the end – because she remembered this world was not her home and she knew she’d be sitting with her Maker and Lover of her soul.
Remember Your promise to me; it is my only hope, for I have put my hope in Your word. (Psalm 119:49, 74)
The Hope Cabin is built in loving memory of Mary and to inspire hope for all who stay in this beautiful space. Her favorite color was blue, so she would have felt right at home here. As the ninth prayer cabin, Hope was funded by her loving son and daughter-in-law, Brian & Kate Stephany. Brian’s first prayer cabin retreat back in 2006 was filled with a supernatural calling to a vocational ministry position! Later, in 2015, he would begin serving the Lord and TWFM through the Board of Directors. Kate has joined him on numerous retreats and together they’ve witnessed the empowering presence of the Holy Spirit.
Mary’s love for the Lord, her husband Denny, and her family were often expressed through her compassion, hospitality, empathy, and stand for God’s truth. She also loved needlepoint art and created beautifully detailed Christmas stockings and other gifts for her family and grandchildren. Some of her creations are displayed in the Hope Cabin including “Footprints in the Sand”. May these pieces and her hope help us remember that despite the circumstances of life, Jesus walks alongside us and carries us at key moments of need. He will never leave nor forsake us. Our hope is eternal in Him alone!
The Hope Prayer Cabin is a custom built, stick framed building tucked into the woods and set not far off the newly constructed road feeding the prayer cabin village. With its “single level” floor plan it feels roomy and is easily accessible. The screen porch is accessible from the inside of the cabin. It boasts white washed walls, a beautiful gas fireplace, a mini-split air source heat pump unit to provide both heating and air-conditioning, microwave, toaster, refrigerator, coffee maker, a few basic dishes, silverware, a sink and water jug for drinking and cooking needs, and miscellaneous utensils.
To make your stay as comfortable as possible a queen-sized bed, table and chairs, glider rocker and a comfortable twin sleeper chair are provided.
A very modern, well lit, heated pit toilet is close to the cabin but also a fully modern bathroom with shower is a few hundred feet away. View a photo tour of our shower house and outhouses.
Parking for your car is about 50’ from the cabin with a level path leading right to the front porch.
There is a fire ring area that the Prayer Cabin guests can share up past the shower house and firewood for campfires is available for purchase on site. Check with the office.
- Bedding for queen size bed: sheets, blankets, pillow, sleeping bag, etc. Bedding MUST be freshly washed and machine-dried.
- Bath towel
- Toiletries / personal care items
- Simple food that can be cooked in the microwave or hot pot
- Reading material
- We suggest slippers