An old Christian friend once told me "The Lord will give you the desires of your heart. Just don't go ask Him for a BMW or a Mercedes."
Before my good friend Fumi left the Orange County Second Step (where I currently reside with my two year old son), I mentioned to her that I had asked God to bless me with a car. If it was not too much to ask, could it please be a Toyota, because they are very reliable.
Four years ago, my nephew owned a Toyota Avalon which he wrecked a week after he bought it. He was drinking and driving. Since that day I am thankful that my nephew is alive, but for some reason every time I would see a Toyota Avalon my heart would just hurt because I couldn't believe his car was totaled.
I often wished to purchase one similar to his. Well, the Lord knew the desires of my heart and on May 25, 2012 I was blessed with a Toyota Avalon. God is Great!!!
This gift is straight from heaven and I will forever be thankful to God and to the person that donated the vehicle.
- Irma and Joey
Hear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy. Guard my life, for I am devoted to You.
- Psalm 86:1
Our Blessings in Life
It is all because of our Lord and Savior. A BIG thanks to our one and only King for being so amazing and pouring His blessings out on me.
I was laid off from work in October. I had no clue of what God had in store for me, so I just kept surrendering to Him and kept doing the footwork to look for a job. Then one night God put it upon my heart that it wasn't the right time to go back to work but for me to go back to school.
The following morning I started looking into a variety of schools until God finally led me into the doors of American Career College and I knew in my heart it was the one.
I just happened to answer a question wrong on one of my unemployment forms and I had an "over the phone" interview in the same week. Unemployment told me about One Stop (student services) that would help me further my career. I received an interview with One Stop and they told me that they would help me with my tuition. I am still in awe over God's amazing gift. It is such a good feeling, conquering my goal to become a Dental Assistant with my tuition fully paid.
I was further amazed when American Career College told me that I would be responsible for only $12.50.
Thank you so much, Jesus, and thank you Sheepfold for following God's heart and doing His work.
Love in Christ,
I recently got a job as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Although to some it may seem like a small accomplishment, to me it is huge. It was definitely a challenge going to school 5 times a week, putting the kids to bed and doing my homework.
Sometimes I doubted myself, but I always had others here believing in me, even when I didn't. Thank you Sheepfold staff!
I am so grateful for the time that they have given me, the encouragement and the gift of believing in myself. This means so much!
The Sheepfold has given me the strength to move forward. This is just the beginning and I never could have done it without your support.
I had never in my life experienced the love and people to come alongside of me the way you have. I love you all—house managers, volunteers, Belinda, Patti, Denise and the other godly women here.