How to Support Sparrows Nest

Dear Friends,

Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ is totally amazing in how He brought about the creation of Sparrows Nest at the Abbey. 

Acres of Hope Ministry acquired the former Cistercian Abbey from the Morrow Memorial Home on August 2, 2018.

We have set open house dates of Thursday, November 1st and Saturday, Movember 3rd, from 10am to 3pm.

Sparrows Nest at the Abbey is based on scriptures, Mathew 10:29-31 & Luke 12:6

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny, Yet, not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So, don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” Matthew 10:29-31 

“Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”     

Luke 12:6

We would like to thank all who have been in prayer with us and provided valuable advice, counsel and help as we traveled each step of this journey. We have received many blessings. And, we are looking for many more as God’s plan unfolds for the use of Sparrows Nest to answer God's call of the Great Commission.

Sparrows Nest could certainly use donations, fundraising, sponsorships and volunteers in order to keep operational costs low so Sparrows Nest will be available to all at the lowest nominal fee.

All donatIons are tax deductible as Acres of Hope Ministry is an IRS approved 501©3 

faith-based non-profit charitable community service organization.

Please be in prayer to answer the call as an individual or group willing to join us by providing a donation, conducting a fundraising event or service project or serving as a volunteer.

We would be honored and blessed to accept your generous gift or to have you serve as a volunteer.

Acres of Hope Ministry

Ways to Donate, Fundraise, Sponsor or Volunteer

1. Individual, Churches or Business Groups select item or items to sponsor or donate.

2. Go to our Website: to make a donation or volunteer.

3. Contact Laurie or Tom via email or phone:


Laurie’s cell phone: (661) 406-1721

Tom’s cell phone: (661) 400-2318

4. Mail donation to:Acres of Hope Ministry, 19090 Index Avenue, Norwalk, WI 54648

As a reminder, Acres of Hope Ministry (Sparrows Nest at the Abbey) is an approved 501©3 tax deductible faith-based, non-profit charitable community service organization and donations are tax deductible. 

Acres of Hope Ministry will provide you with a receipt and information for tax filing purposes, upon request.

In closing, we would again like to express our appreciation for your consideration and efforts in helping to make Sparrows Nest at the Abbey a viable and vibrant facility to further the, “Lord’s Great Commission: 

"Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” 

Matthew 28:16-20 

On behalf of Acres of Hope Ministry and its Board of Directors, we would like to thank you and we are looking forward to our partnerships with all. 

Blessings Always,

Tom and Rev. Laurie Graber

Acres of Hope Ministry