The Sheepfold: Shelter, refuge, and a new beginning for abused mothers and their children

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May 2019

House Manager’s Story...


As a House Manager, one of my main responsibilities in the shelter is to help guide the residents on their faith journey towards knowing Jesus and understanding the promises of the Bible. When they first arrive, many of our residents know next to nothing about Jesus or the Bible. It is the House Manager’s great privilege to share with them that Jesus loves them, that God has a plan for their lives, and that the Lord truly wants to heal them. Each resident’s spiritual journey is different. Some women enter our program and immediately accept the gospel. For others, Sheepfold is a place where the Word is planted in the soil of their hearts and we pray that the Lord will bring the harvest.


From day to day, in the trenches of our ministry, it can be difficult for a House Manager to see the fruits of her labor. Although she leads Bible studies daily, answers biblical questions often and prays, over and with, the residents constantly, it can be hard for her to know how much impact she is having on the residents.


This past Sunday, the Lord gave me a glimpse into the mighty spiritual transformations that have been happening. During a typical Sunday morning service, I saw all my residents fully engaged in worship. During that time I witnessed a mom lean down and speak to her ten-year-old son and then lead him to an elder of the church for prayer. In that moment, that mom took the spiritual authority of her family and led her son to the truth. Simultaneously, I witnessed one of our Second Step residents lean over and whisper encouraging words to our newest resident, who is still adjusting to her new life in the shelter. As I saw the tears flow from this new resident’s eyes, I stood amazed at the growth and maturity of our senior resident, who so lovingly responded to the Lord’s prompting to speak encouragement to a woman she hardly knew.


I am so grateful to be a part of this amazing ministry and to be a part of the plan that the Lord has for these families. Although progress can often feel slow coming and can be hard to see, this last Sunday was an encouraging reminder that the Lord is in control and working in the lives of the Sheepfold residents.


- House Manager




But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

- Joshua 24:15b NKJV



He Heard Me Cry...


I love how God is so powerful. He heard me cry out to Him as I stood afraid in a dark desert. I could barely see, hear or even walk. I asked Jesus to help me and He protected me. Even though I was deeply hurt inside and out, it was at that very moment I began to feel more alive than I’ve ever felt before. I just wanted Him and only Him. He gave me the strength to walk away and then guided me to the Sheepfold, which I call “better than home.” A place where my children and I smile more, laugh more and love more.


We are blessed. God has put an end to the days my children had to worry about my feelings, more than I could worry about my own. I was confused about what real love was and in fear of how I would take care of my kids on my own. Those days are now gone. Thank you, Sheepfold, for the tools and the support. I am building a strong foundation for my children. You help me to stay focused on our well-being and on God’s Word.


God bless you all,

2nd Step Mom




This Thing I Called Life

A mom shares her heart after a Bible study. She is a new resident that has been with us for just a few weeks.


These days at Sheepfold get easier by night, but harder by day. The reason I say that is because when night comes the day is over and I know I made it. Then the day is here again and I go around all day with this happy go lucky attitude. When I’m really not happy and have to find my happiness.


So for a few nights I have been telling myself there is something else that can fill the void and that’s God. I’ve never in my life picked up the Bible and I have been feeling great about it. Everyone tells me your time will come and it has, God has filled that void of loneliness.


- Jessica, Sheepfold Resident


The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I come that they may have life, and have it abundantly.

- John 10:10

Happy Mother's Day!


When she cuddles me, she’s nice and she‘s funny and plays with me.

- Tatiana, 6 yrs


She’s nice and takes care of me no matter what, I love her and I love everything about her.

- Canaan, 10 yrs


Dear Mommy, Thank you for always being there for me.

- Shane, 8 yrs


Mom, I love you.

- Eli, 5 yrs


Mommy, you are beautiful.

- Matthew, 6 yrs



God has chosen you to be the mother of your child... You are enough!



Sheepfold Boutique


Shop or donate new and gently used goods at:


Sheepfold Boutique

810 N. Tustin St.

Orange, CA 92867

Thank You Donor!!


Thank you so much for your generosity. This car means much more than just transportation to me and my son. God’s love and hand are truly in all things.


With many thanks to you for your kindness.


- Marina & Eli, Sheepfold Residents



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