A  Second Half of Life Ministry in the Making                

Jeremiah 29 : 11; "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

                                  Information on how you can bless this building fund and ministry is located at the bottom of this page. Thank You!                                                         

THE CHAPEL as it stands now!             SEPTEMBER 2018    In Cape Fair, Missouri

(still under construction) 

THE CABIN (before dismantling) SEPTEMBER 2017

In the southern Tennessee mountains before becoming the CHAPEL

The Story:   The picture above was taken on  September 22, 2017 deep in the rural mountains of southern Tennessee.  This was the first time I ever laid my eyes and my heart on this little 1 room cabin.  Folks ask how I found this cabin. I didn't find the Cabin, the Cabin found Me!  This journey began way back before September 22, 2017. It began in December 2002 on a crisp winter day as I was walking this 10 acre rough cedar glade hillside,anticipating the purchase of  and hoping that it would soon become Ivy Jean's Ozark Farmstead.

During that morning winter walk  I came to the edge of the woods, just up the hill from the creek where a big beautiful ridge of dark volcano culture rocks stretch out long to the north and to the south through the property .  Here is where  big hard wood trees grow deep and spread their limbs high, a beautiful place for a rest.  As I sat on one large rock  in total awe of this inspiring yet peaceful view I heard a still small voice inside my head, my heart, say "Take off your shoes girl you're walking on Holy Ground." I paused...and then I continued to listen and observe in silence for quite some time. As I sat in the stillness of prayer I knew I was to build a little log chapel right there on that spot.                It was to be built from an old original cabin that needed a second chance, just like a lot of us who need second chances in life too. 

Our God is a God of second, third, four and more chances. He never gives up on us!  So this is a second chance rescue log cabin for Christ. It  will stand proud again, proud to be a place of peace and rest for others, Just as Christ rescues us and gives us peace and rest for our souls, then sends us out to serve others!

The Whippoorwill Ridge Log Chapel Ministries mission statement is:   ' Restore the past to preserve the future by creating a place to Connect to the Creator through His creations; Reaching the hearts and lives of Broken Simple Souls through Simplicity.

 With the help of loving friends and the generosity of fine folks I've been able to purchase, dismantle, haul and re-erect the cabin on the very spot that God told me to place her here in the woods on my humble little farm. We've given her more strength and dignity than she has seen in the past 134 years. Yes, circa 1884 was the origin as I understand. We continue working with great TLC! (tender loving care) so she can stand proud and strong even with all of her brokenness as God's little House in the woods; The Whippoorwill Ridge Log Chapel. She will be a fine house of the Lord and will bring Glory and Peace and Rest to our Souls! Matthew 11:28-30

Sister Cynthia, Reacher, not a Preacher! A Reacher of Hearts for God!

SISTER CYNTHIA, A REACHER not a Preacher! Reaching Hearts for God!


I want to say Thank You in advance to all generous donors for giving to the building fund of The Whippoorwill Ridge Log Chapel!

I'm so humbled and honored to see this kind of faith and generosity from others for this mission that God began as a seed back in December 2002, but now it  is happening.  God's purposes always come about in His time ! The bible says that He will have the rocks to cry out if needed!  And then we see that He even uses humble little dirt clod servants like me and y0u!  Thank You so much!      Exodus 35:4-29 God speaks to Moses of willing hearts giving offerings to build God's tabernacle.


You, Sweet Reader may  donate to this  building fund and it would be greatly appreciated. 

The Whippoorwill Ridge Log Chapel Ministry is a 501c3  not for profit entity.

So your donations are tax deductible and a receipt (if needed) will be sent to you asap! Thank You.


Whippoorwill Ridge Log Chapel Ministries                                                            373 Fossil Cove Road                                    Cape Fair, MO 65624 

make checks payable to:                                     Whippoorwill Ridge Log Chapel               or   WRLC