'There I will give her back her vineyards, and will make the Valley of Achor a door of hope' - Hosea 2:15About one mile south of Jericho lies a valley called Achor. The valley received its name, which literally means 'trouble, ' during the days of Joshua when Achan was punished by death for the crimes he had committed. Since that day the Valley of Achor has come to represent the place of suffering.Doug Forsberg has ministered in the Valley of Achor of our day: the inner city. A place of suffering, a place where crime, hunger, domestic violence, substance abuse, and every vice imaginable dominate and waste countless lives. But in the midst of suffering, he has witnessed wonderful glimpses of God's grace. He has seen the lost find a door of hope in Jesus Christ.Here are stories of hope to heighten our awareness of God's presence in every situation - including our own. Paper.