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March 2023
Valeries Story...

I am so grateful to the Sheepfold and all the generosity of the donors and the volunteers. You have been so good to me, and my family and this past Christmas was the best that we have ever had.


This was the first Christmas all my children were truly happy. Watching them open their gifts and the pure excitement, which is hard to get with teenagers; but the pure joy in their eyes warmed my heart. They were so happy with the presents they received. As they were opening them, I had to hold back tears because I had always tried to do my best at Christmas, but it was never good enough. Before, my children would try not to hurt my feelings and fake excitement, like they liked my gifts. I knew they were lying to me, but they understood it was hard for me to get them exactly what they wanted.


Before coming to Sheepfold, I was a single mom of four in an 11-year abusive relationship During that time, I tried my best, but with my ex controlling my money, my time and my choices it was hard to buy gifts for the 4 kids. Then for the past 2 years I was separated from my 2 older kids, because of him, which was difficult for me.


Now that is no longer the case. Since I came to Sheepfold and went through their program, I have learned I am enough. I can be myself and my children will love me no matter what. I don't have to earn their love. I have carried that with me and stayed consistent. I am doing the work and healing, gotten my kids back and have my own place. I know that God guided me to the Sheepfold and led me back to Him. Now I have an amazing relationship with my Heavenly Father. I have put my trust in God and am never looking back.


- Valerie, Sheepfold graduate

In all your ways submit to him, and he will direct your path.
- Psalm 3:6
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Settling In...

We are all settled into our new office space, except for a few boxes... you know how that goes!


We are loving our new space and feel very blessed to be here! We pray it is a place where mothers and children coming out of domestic violence feel peace and rest.


Thank you all for your prayers and support. We are extremely grateful!

Crafting Fun

Look at this beautiful picture frame!


We are so grateful for our wonderful volunteers that give of their time and resources to help our residents be creative and have some fun!


Getting time to relax, enjoy time with your children and friends while creating something beautiful is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon!


Thanks again for coming out, we had a blast!

Welcome Jeff Blied

My name is Jeff and I am thrilled to be joining the board of The Sheepfold! I have seen firsthand the miracles and hope that this great organization can bring to mothers and children, providing safety, assistance, and housing as the hands of Jesus.


I am an attorney by trade and have the joy of practicing with my Dad. At work I focus in the areas of trust and estates. When I am not working, I am playing outside with my 3 growing children (right now ages 8, 6, and 4) or training for a half marathon or triathlon.


I experience Gods presence most when I am outside on a long run, fellowshipping or on the rare occasion when I actually wake up with my alarm and have 20 minutes in the morning.


- Jeff Blied, Sheepfold Board Member

Everybody Helps

Even the kids love to help clean the house that God gave us here at the Sheepfold!


We sweep unto the Lord to take care of what He has given us!

For Flowers That Bloom


For flowers that bloom about our feet;
For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;
For song of bird, and hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!


For blue of stream and blue of sky;
For pleasant shade of branches high;
For fragrant air and cooling breeze;
For beauty of the blooming trees,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!


- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Volunteer Opportunity

Are you looking to volunteer with the Sheepfold in 2023?


If you happen to have one Tuesday morning a month free, wed love to have you volunteer with us helping prepare the newsletters for mailing.


Come hang out with us and join us for this fun serving opportunity.


For more information about this opportunity contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Christina at:


We look forward to serving alongside you in the New Year!

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

 ... yet at the scent of water it will bud and put forth shoots like a plant.
- Job 14:9 NIV
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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The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability is the respected organization that audits non-profit corporations on a yearly basis to verify that all donations were recorded properly and were used for the purpose for which they were given, and requires a full financial statement for supervision by The Sheepfold Board of Directors monthly.


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