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.
Meet Deanna Kramper. Deanna is a wife, home-school mom to 3 kids, and is very involved with her church. In the last two years she has come to ALL 3 of our different 61A Retreats. She came to Beauty for Ashes in November of 2021, Hearing God in September of 2022, and Abide in April […]
Exhausted, emotional, and overwhelmed. That is how I felt this past spring. It was a full season with many activities, responsibilities, and events. (A common season in my family!) Thankfully, all of the “things” were positive and good! But even in the midst of so much good, it can feel burdensome when it affects your […]
If you’ve been following us for a while, you know that journaling with Jesus is very important to us here at Sixty-One Acres. It is one of the many ways we can build intimacy with our Lord. When we journal with Jesus, it’s not “dear diary” writing– it is a two-way conversation with the God […]
In Him we live and move and have our being. Acts 17:28 At the beginning of the year, I sat with the Lord and asked, “What do you want me to focus on this year? Where do you want me to spend my time and attention?” As I pondered this question, I sat with […]
Isaiah 30:15 reads: In returning and rest, you will be saved. In quietness and trust you will find strength. Digging into scripture by looking at the original Hebrew can bring deeper understanding to a verse. The English language causes us to miss much of what the writer actually intended. Looking up words from scripture in […]
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 […]