Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstrained by the world. (James 1:27)
To equip mothers with children suffering from homelessness or abuse for successful independent living with hope for the future. A key outcome is that they can live on their own independently and not be tempted to return to their abuser and destructive lifestyle.
Sheepfold of Arizona is a Christian, biblically-based ministry that provides a safe haven for women and children who are victims of domestic violence and abuse. It is in this setting that they are provided truth, hope, structure and discipleship with a view toward forgiveness, healing and living a life of joy and restoration found only in the grace of God.
In October 2007, God brought together a group of unrelated individuals for His purpose of opening a Tucson shelter. Each of us has our own story of how God put this vision in our hearts and how He in His unique and marvelous way has brought us together to accomplish this task. Since, then we have been working to lay the groundwork necessary to attain this vision. Currently our emphasis is in getting our first group home up and running in Tucson. There is so much to do in this endeavor.
We hope in the future to model other aspects of the California program including a domestic violence support group, thrift store and the second step program, which provides individual housing for these families.
What can you do to help?
Prayer is essential to a successful program and we would appreciate your prayer partnership. As we grow we will need the assistance of volunteers to provide services to this ministry including children’s programs, property maintenance, newsletter mailing preparation, mentoring and ministering. In California volunteer groups and individuals contribute hundreds of material donations including food, infant supplies, clothing, toys, appliances, furniture used vehicles, etc. And, of course, we can always use your financial support. This is a grace ministry and all services are provided without charge we are totally dependent upon the gracious giving of others.