Why Siloam?

As He passed by, He saw a man blind from birth.  And His disciples asked Him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he would be born blind?”  Jesus answered, “It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was so that the works of God might be displayed in him. We must work the works of Him who sent Me as long as it is day; night is coming when no one can work.  While I am in the world, I am the Light of the world.”  When He had said this, He spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and applied the clay to his eyes,  and said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So he went away and washed, and came back seeing.

John 9:1-7
The Pool of Siloam where Jesus sent the blind man to wash the mud off his eyes and he came back seeing.

The name “Siloam Valley” comes from John 9:1-7 where Jesus heals the blind man by having him wash the mud off his eyes in the Pool of Siloam. This is the heart of the farm owners. We want to help others find healing and renewal in the loving arms of Jesus. Our heart is to open up our farm to those seeking spiritual refuge. To let Jesus rub the mud on your eyes and then come wash and be renewed.

The family farm known as “Siloam Valley” has long been a place used for discipleship and spiritual retreat. Friends of the Ison family have enjoyed the lovely bluegrass rolling hills of the 85 acre farm for decades. A place where they can “be still and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10)

In 2019, the property owners felt led to offer the peaceful and picturesque farm to those traveling to visit the Ark Encounter and Creation Musuem. This is why we added the Gopher Wood Getaway. We wanted to use the farm more broadly for the Kingdom.

We invite you to join those who have come before you in spiritual pilgrimage and enjoy the beauty and serenty Siloam Valley provides. Please consider using our facilities during your visit to the Ark Encounter.

We have intentionally made it warm, welcoming and a place where you can “be still and know that I am God.”