It was in these thick woods at the end of Clayton St. in Central, that Shannon loved to spend time alone with God.
In 2006, Don and Shannon bought a six acre piece of this property and built a picnic shelter as a traffic-safe place for the family, and for welcoming visiting families from church. They soon had thoughts of building a woodshop and a house, but with each plan, their prayer and heart’s desire remained, “above all, Lord, use us in the building of Your Kingdom for the rest of our days.”
What’s remarkable about this simple, now 20+ acres is not what is seen, but the molding of lives because God is faithful to meet with each soul who earnestly desires, and takes time, to meet with Him. It is simply a quiet, safe place where others are welcome to spend time alone with God; where one can find sanctuary in the woods, a little cabin, or a secluded walking path for solitude and worship.
“My pastors are priceless,” the Lord whispered one day.
So, to extend God’s love and our deep appreciation, we opened our guest suite to full time pastors, their spouses and full time missionaries to spend some days of rest and renewal.
Though the Schaupps have had no master plan, the handprints of the Master planner are evident everywhere in the amazing stories and the continual unfolding of what is now known as The Potter’s Place.