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December 2022
'Twas the night before Christmas


'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.


It seems really safe at this house and I know
That my mommy was worried where we would go.


As I lay here all nestled and snug in my bed
I think about what the nice lady had said.


She said that a man used to live on the Earth
And tomorrow's the day we rejoice in His birth.


She told me His name but I sort of forget;
If I heard it again, I'd remember, I bet.


Then all of a sudden, there arose such a clatter
I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.


Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.


I thought for a second my daddy was here
And I didn't know whether to hide or to cheer.


I looked for his car but saw nothing at all,
And sighed with relief, as I saw on the wall


A picture of someone, I think it was Him
I couldn't be sure 'cause the lights were so dim.


He had a warm face, and such beautiful eyes
I wondered if they too, could be full of lies.


But then I remembered again what she said
And I knew it was safe as I crawled into bed.


The pajamas they gave us were fuzzy and warm,
Not like my other one, tattered and torn.


I couldn't stop thinking that Christmas was here
And how it was going to be better this year.


I knew there'd be presents under the tree
And couldn't believe that one might be for me.


I heard someone say we'd have turkey and pie,
And all of the food we eat God will supply.


I like this new place, and my mommy does too,
I'm glad she can sleep now, after what she's been through


I hope we talk more about the man on the wall -
Oh yeah! Now I remember it all!


She said that He paid for us such a big price
And that He was my King, and was Jesus the Christ.


I'm glad that tomorrow's His birthday because
No one can love us the way Jesus does.



By Tracy Gould, Past Sheepfold Staff


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Reflections of Christmas Past

Thank you so much for giving my family a very special and memorable Christmas. I was very worried about not being able to give my daughter the celebration she deserved. You all went above and beyond our expectations. My daughter and I received everything we asked for and more.


I believe God brings us where we need to be when we need to be there. I will be forever grateful to the Sheepfold, its supporters and the House Managers for making the Christmas Season, bright and reflecting God's love to us.


Kyi, Sheepfold Mom



I wanted to thank you all for making my kids and I feel the love of family. We feel so blessed and thankful for everything you all have done for us. Christmas was amazing! Three months ago, I couldn't have imagined spending my holidays the way we did.


Being a single mom I couldn't have given them everything they asked for. So, I am truly grateful to be here. To see the look on their faces on Christmas Day was gift enough for me. Yet you all went a step further and gave me a Christmas I haven't had in years. I am so thankful to be a part of the Sheepfold. I thank God every day for the opportunity to grow and be at peace. God has placed me here for a reason. Thank you!!


Tailyn, Sheepfold Mom

There is Still Time to Adopt a Family for Christmas

Please call Kathy at (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.

Want to Join Us as a Christmas Volunteer?

For information or to sign up to become a Christmas volunteer, simply email our Volunteer Coordinator at


We cannot wait to hear from you. Merry Christmas!


Our office has moved. More information to come. Please call us at 714-237-1440 if you need the address.

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 and on Amazon Wish List for The Sheepfold.


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 Wednesday, November 30th, 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: Thursday, 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.


Your Donation will be Matched!!

THERE'S STILL TIME!! In honor of 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

All the ends of the world Shall remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations Shall worship before You. For the kingdom is the Lord's, and He rules over all the nations.
- Psalm 22:27-28 NKJV
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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