What’s in Our Name

The name originated from the song “Acres of Hope” by recording artists Shane and Shane. The concept for the song is based on the Book of Hosea in the Old Testament where a woman, Hosea’s wife, strays into a destructive lifestyle. In this touching story, Hosea is called by God to buy her out of slavery and restore her as his wife. The result is a clear picture of God’s love for each of us, and His desire to bring new life and restoration despite our bad choices. Acres of Hope is a place of restoration, healing, and grace. It provides the opportunity for destructive patterns to be turned around and hope to be restored.

Hosea 2:14-15

  1. Therefore I am now going to allure her.
    I will lead her into the desert
    and speak tenderly to her.
  2. There I will give her back her vineyards and will make
    the Valley of Achor (trouble) a door of Hope.
    There she will sing as in the days of her youth.

Draws broken women closer to God. Teaching me to receive love – put loving people in my life.

Previous Acres of Hope Resident

Board Members

  • Gregg Hall, Chair
  • Ken Raskin, Vice Chair
  • Doug Clifford, Treasurer
  • Jack Hoffman, Secretary
  • Lisa Risdal, Executive Director
  • Richard Lindsay, member
  • Gerad Borrego, member
  • Jeff Davis, member

Staff Members

  • Lisa Risdal, Executive Director
  • Christie Griffith, Family Services Director
  • Becki Darnell, Retail Operations Director
  • Jackie Turner, Ministry Outreach Coordinator
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