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November 2022
Cheryl's Story...

My stay at the Sheepfold has been a gift from the Lord. I asked him for a mentor to teach me all that I needed to learn, and a few weeks later I was living in the Sheepfold with four Godly women to mentor me.


I have learned not to avoid the quiet since being here. I know that He is there. I know that I can hear Him better here. I can say, “speak Lord, your servant is listening.” (1 Samuel 3:10)


As I was searching for work, I was encouraged to ask the Lord for everything that I wanted. So I did. When I was discouraged in my job search over and over again, He would give me hope. One day, He gave me the job that I prayed for! He is such an awesome Lord. He has taught me that He loves me, and that He takes care of me.


He has given me laughter and fun. I can smile again. He is my strength, my comforter, and my provider. He gives such good gifts to His children, and I have witnessed and experienced it so many times here at the Sheepfold. I have been able to see His amazing ways over and over again. I feel so safe, so blessed, so strong and so loved. I am thankful I am in His arms.


- Cheryl, Sheepfold Mom

Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; for His steadfast love endures forever!
- 1 Chronicles 16:34 ESV
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Give Thanks

One of our House Managers created a thankful highway poster for the residents to place thankful cars on. They represent how much there is to be thankful for. It is a reminder to take the time to slow down instead of speeding through life to get things done. We encourage you to slow down and take time to find your next thankful moment.

Would You Like to Adopt a Family for Christmas?

At Christmas we provide a joyous and Christ-filled holiday for the women and children staying at the Sheepfold. We are able to do this with the help of individuals and companies who generously donate gifts or participate in our Adopt-A-Family (AAF) program.


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 Thursday, 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

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!

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!!

November 29, 2022 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

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
- 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
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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