Our first mission from the Lord is to build and develop Nenausa Sanctuary. As the Lord called Bezalel and Oholiab to build His sanctuary (Exodus 35:30-36:7), He has called us to do the same. The vision is to create a sacred space for people to encounter God, finding peaceful rest and joyful nurture in His creation. The Bible says that Jesus went into the wilderness to hear from God often and if Jesus needed peace and solitude in nature to commune with God than how much more do we need it? Life is moving at such a fast pace that it’s hard to make time to slow down long enough to really rest in the presence of the Lord and hear from Him. There is nothing else quite like being in His beautiful creation. We have found that it takes about 3 days (not a coincidence) to tune out the busy noise of our daily lives and begin to truly hear from our Heavenly Father and be rejuvenated by His Spirit.
We are humble servants that heard the call to uncover a holy place that has been stewarded well for the last 20 years. A lot of hard work has already gone into this land by a visionary and dedicated servant as he has reclaimed it for the Lords purposes by clearing the dead and decaying foliage, the unkempt meadows, and the invasive weeds that where choking out healthy vegetation. He has been creating locations for gardening, agriculture, and livestock grazing, and installing irrigation, fire hydrant water lines, and a well, along with getting a start on living quarters for staff. 20 years of blood, sweat and tears have gone into establishing a foundation for us to build upon. Our desire is to utilize the natural landscape and terrain and to not conform the land into something that we want, but something that is pleasing to the Lord and exemplifies His creation.
Nenamusa Sanctuary sits on 41 acres along the Nestucca River, atop the Oregon Coastal Range. It is 30 miles from the coast and an hour and a half southwest of Portland. Half of the property is rolling farm land and the other is thick semi-rainforest, backing up to the national forest. The proposed plan for the sanctuary consists of remodeling an old dairy barn to be used as a multi purpose building, finishing staff housing, building cabins that blend in with nature peppered throughout the property, tent camping locations, a chapel in the trees, trails and meditation areas; along with self sustaining elements such as organic gardening, animal husbandry and livestock tending.
The ministry vision is spiritual reprieve for leaders, biblical counseling, wilderness programs for the lost and broken, and small scale camp events for men, women, youth and families. We are in it for the long haul and have committed to seeing this through! If you feel inspired, enthralled or called to get involved please contact us. We’d love to speak with you. If you are feeling led to support us in prayer please send us an email and if you’d like to financially support us click on the donation link in the column to the right.
May the Lords grace and mercies be poured out over you!
Ariel View of Property
Current Layout of Property