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December 2021
Since Graduating from the Sheepfold...

My children and I were living in a 1-bedroom apartment on the 2nd floor in a low income apartment complex. My daughters were 2 and 3 years old and going up and down a flight of concrete stairs was a struggle. On multiple occasions I had to catch them from falling down the stairs. Carrying groceries and watching out for my children was very stressful at times.


Although the units were recently remodeled, our apartment had a prevalent roach problem and unfavorable neighbors. To combat the bugs the apartment management required us to remove everything from cabinets and move all furniture away from the walls so they could fumigate once a month. But the treatment never lasted long, and it was very difficult to do that on a weeknight after a full day of work.


I was consistently praying for what the Lord may have for my family's future while simultaneously thanking Him that we had a roof over our heads and food in our bellies. By God's amazing provision I got a call that an incredibly generous woman wanted to rent her house to a single mother for a very affordable price. I could not believe it! The house is a beautiful 3-bedroom 2-bath house. We are now down the street from my children's daycare and in a safe neighborhood. I feel so blessed that the day-to-day responsibilities have been simplified immensely by being on the first floor and having a washer and dryer. My girls have their own rooms and beds. Sometimes I still feel like I don't deserve such a blessing, but I remember that's God's amazing grace! Now I feel led by the Lord to bless someone in need. 


Thank you all for impacting my family's life for the better!


Sheepfold Graduate


... and they will call Him Emmanuel which means, God is with us.
- Matthew 1:23
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Christmas Activities
Milk Shakes All Around!

Celebrating one of our amazing mom's new job opportunity with shakes!


This Mom persevered for months applying for a position in a competitive field. The Lord blessed her this week with a job offer for even more than she had hoped for!


Thank God for giving her the strength to keep searching and not settling for less than God had planned for her and her children. The future's looking bright for this family!


Thanks for continued prayers as the residents work hard trusting the Lord to restore their lives! God bless!


House Manager

Give a Christmas Gift

We greatly appreciate all of your expressions of love by donating Christmas gifts for our moms and kids.


Here are a few Gift Suggestions for our moms and children (Ages: infant, toddler, school age 5-12, and teen girls)

  • Clothing and accessories for women (all sizes including plus sizes)
  • Beauty and hairstyling products and accessories
  • Shoes for women (all sizes)
  • Clothing for girls and boys (all sizes)
  • Clothing and accessories for infants and toddlers
  • Shoes for children (all sizes)
  • Clothing for teen girls (all sizes)
  • Popular children's toys (all ages)
  • Outdoor toys: Bikes, Scooters, Skateboards (and protective gear)
  • Electronics: Educational toys, gaming consoles for the shelters, Nintendo Switch Console and Games rated E
  • Gift Cards: Target, Kohl's, Walmart, Grocery Store, Costco, Gas, or Amazon
  • Tickets/Activities: Amusement Parks, Sports Events, Movie Tickets
  • Shelter Specific Gifts: DVDs (G or PG), Children's Books, Bibles, Devotional Books
  • Household Items: Linens, Bedding (twin size), Home Décor, Kitchen Essentials, Highchairs, Umbrella Strollers

More specific items are listed on our Gift Registry at


Please note:
  • We request NEW items because these are gifts.
  • Please bring gifts UNWRAPPED. Gift bags OK. We need to see each gift; therefore, we will need to unwrap any wrapped gifts.
  • We will receive gifts starting Monday, November 29th, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Gifts are also welcome earlier.)
  • All gifts will be received at The Sheepfold office. Call 714-237-1444 or email: for directions.
  • Gift Drop-off DEADLINE: Wednesday, December 8th (So we have time to sort, wrap and distribute before Christmas.)
  • Wrapping supplies, boxes and ribbon are appreciated.

As part of our stewardship accounting, we are required to record every new item donated to the Sheepfold. It would be a great help if those who bring gifts would kindly include a list of the items' cost, or a copy of your register receipt.


Groups or Companies


If you, your church group, or company would like to adopt a family, please call our office for more information 714-237-1444, or email


If you desire to give larger items other than listed above, you may call the office at 714-237-1444 for suggestions.


Would You Like to Adopt a Family for Christmas?

At Christmas we provide a joyous and Christ-filled holiday for our families at the Sheepfold. Adopting a family means providing a portion of the gifts a family receives Christmas morning. When you call or email, you will be provided with information which includes an AAF number (to protect the family's identity), ages, sizes and gift suggestions from a family's Wish List.


The deadline to drop off the unwrapped gifts for the AAF program is Wednesday, December 8th. This allows us enough time to organize, wrap and transport the gifts to the homes for Christmas morning.


Please call (714) 237-1444 or email to participate in the AAF program or for more information. You may also check our website for our Registry or general Gift List.


Kathy Novak
Services Coordinator

There's Still Time!

November 30, 2021 is Giving Tuesday. Your donation will be matched!


To donate, go to: or text "SHELTER" to 45777. Or, you can click the button below to donate immediately. Thank you!


Fran's Book Available!
The inspiring book by Fran Lundquist tells her remarkable story in her own words and reveals the miraculous backstory of The Sheepfold.
Boutique/Thrift Store

To shop or donate new or gently used goods, visit our resale boutique at:


810 N Tustin St, Orange, CA 92867

For unto us a Child is born.
- Isaiah 9:6
Domestic Violence Help

If you know someone in Domestic Violence, please have them call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-978-3600 or The Sheepfold at 877-743-3736.

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