About Sixty-One Acres
Hear · Heal · Grow · Give
Darin and Christi Grimm have been married 20+ years and together have 6 children. Registered Nurse, turned Homeschool Mom, Christi has a passion for helping women of all ages know God’s Voice, heal from their past, and develop an intimate relationship with the Lord. Through her own difficult childhood, unplanned pregnancy, and wounds within her marriage, God has met her in each circumstance, speaking to her and healing her pains. His healing in her life has given her the passion to join hands with others on their journey as they seek Freedom and Wholeness in Him. In early 2023, Christi completed a two-year certification in Spiritual Direction from the Soul Shepherding Institute. As a Spiritual Director, she can more effectively shepherd women on their journey of spiritual growth, development, and discipleship.
Darin is a life-long learner and thrives on challenge. Most recently, he earned his doctoral degree in Business Administration and is in a leadership role in “corporate America”. He desires to show Jesus to others through his servant leadership by representing a different side of corporate America. When he is not serving in this capacity, you can find him pouring wisdom into his children, or taking off for a day of waves and surfing. It is through God’s creation that Darin most connects with Jesus and so a day at the beach is equivalent to a day in worship to our Almighty God! He is passionate about bringing others into the fold of Godly leadership and understanding what it looks like to be a Godly man who has an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.
How Sixty-One Acres Began
Through many dreams (sleeping dreams), words from the Lord, confirmation with scripture, and passionate interests, He has revealed to both Christi and Darin a beautiful picture of this ministry. It has been revealed piece by piece- never seeing the full picture at once. In January, 2020, while on a family trip to Costa Rica, both Darin and Christi had numerous prophetic dreams of a grander picture of what this ministry is. Then, in November of 2020, while away on a personal retreat with Jesus, the vision was fully birthed of Sixty-One Acres.
The name derives from Isaiah 61, and the words Hear, Heal, Grow, and Give follow along with the progression of the chapter. Our purpose is to guide God’s sons and daughters through this chapter of Isaiah as they learn to Hear His Voice, Heal their hurts, Grow as a disciple, and ultimately Give it to others. Although for many years Darin and Christi struggled to find commonality in ministry endeavors, God has been faithful to bring 2 very different people with different passions and giftings together for the furtherance of His Kingdom! To God be the Glory and may we be found faithful with His vision for Sixty-One Acres.
A Look into a Hearing God Retreat
Doubt is something we all deal with. We question and doubt decisions, we doubt our abilities, and often we doubt the Voice of God. We are taught to use logic to solve our problems, instead of listening for His Voice. We are taught to think our way out of things, using only our rationality and […]
To the Discouraged Believer
Discouragement: it is no respecter of persons. I imagine Adam felt discouraged when he realized the weeds would keep growing back in the vegetable garden because of his sin. Noah probably experienced pockets of discouragement when people scoffed at him for building a big boat. Moses felt discouraged when the Israelites continuously disobeyed God […]
A Look Into An Abide Retreat
The woman I introduced you to in the last blog (you can read it here) returned home from her Beauty For Ashes retreat and her husband immediately noticed that she was different. Everything about her had changed- her demeanor, countenance, and joy. She was excited to tell him all the details of what she had […]
A Look Into A Beauty For Ashes Retreat
She walked up the steps and into the house where dinner was simmering on the stove. Her nervousness was evident as she fumbled to bring her luggage inside. She wanted to attend this retreat for a long time, however personal circumstances had prevented it until now. We welcomed her, made our introductions, and showed her […]
Introducing 61 Miles!
Something NEW is coming out of Sixty-One Acres! It grew from the heart and vision of Christi’s sister Kim Rea after a grand adventure with a few friends on the Appalachian Trail. Read her story… 61 Miles was birthed out of hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2021. Turning 50 can mean different things for […]
Make Me Available
Opening my eyes, I crawled out of bed and stumbled downstairs. It was another busy day with many tasks on the agenda- homeschool, afternoon kids’ activities, chores, dinner… I brewed the coffee and headed back upstairs to dress and spend time with my Lord. It was one of those mornings that I sat and pondered […]