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24 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

4 Tina H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Shepherd's Fold is a wonderful faith-based rehab center that focuses on helping men turn from drugs and alcohol and turn to God. Their lives are totally changed. Steve and Tina are wonderful people and they truly have the love of the Lord flowing through them!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a Pastor and a Social Worker, I see Shepherds Fold as an essential tool in the rehabilitation of men in the area of substance abuse. I feel the teaching takes on a holistic approach touching the body, mind and soul. Not only do they teach in areas of practical rehabilitation, they also teach practical life skills that equip these men to be productive in their personal life as well as their family lives. The inspiring thing about Shepherds Fold is the tremendous ministry that is given while running on limited funds. Shepherds Fold is a place for men to come to know Jesus, be freed from the bondage of addiction and in return they go out and become productive members of society. If you need any more information please feel to contact me at 573-359-4961.
Rev. Jim Pilcher B.S.W. , M.C.S

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This faith based rehabilitation center is amazing! They took my brother in-law in very quickly because they saw his want and need in desperation of addiction.

2 Lacey L.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is the most amazing place ever! My brother went there and they turned his life around! I could not be more greatful for such a great group of people!

5 Gary16

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I would like to say something about Shepherd's Fold. I attend a church where the Fold regularly attend. They are always happy and eager to help with any thing needed to be done, from being in skits to setting up chairs and tables for events. I have seen great changes in some of the men. It is truly a great feeling to see them praising our Lord and living changed lives for the better. Shepherd's Fold has given these men an opportunity to change their livestyles and regain their families. The Foldi is an asset to the surrounding communities and churches. I appreciate the leaders, volunteers and the men that attend the fold.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My stepson was heading to prison and Shepherds Fold kept him from going and made him the man he needs to be.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

Shepherd's Fold Ministry is changing the life's of men by loving them, showing and teaching them how God can change their life's around and be blessed beyond measure, if they will let him and ask him to come into their hearts. They provide the men with a safe place to live, food, guidance and most of all love. They help the families of these men by providing diapers, food, etc while their family member is trying to get their life straightened out. They help the men, when the individual is ready to get a job and provide transportation to the jobs and transportation to all the various church functions they attend. This ministry does not have a lot of big money backers like some of the other ministries and struggle to provide the needs for the men. I wonder sometimes how they manage to do all they do but I know God is providing because he knows the hearts of the director and knows he is reaching out , ministering, loving, and supporting these men who have done nothing more than make bad choices. That is what God wants us to do and Steve McCracken and his staff are doing just that. My son has been there and I know first hand, what this ministry has done for me and my son. I pray for God's most richest blessings so they can continue to do what they do and to be able to grow so they can help more men. There's so many more men out there wanting and needing help. This ministry deserves to be given the recognition of being top-rated because they are one of the best.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

Shepherds Fold is a awesome program!!! I can speak from personal experience I went through the program. The Fold does more than teach you how to get sober it also teaches you how to function in society as a productive member. You learn where to go to stay plugged in with people doing the same thing like overccomers and celebrate recovery. I have been out of the Fold now for a little over a year and still remain sober and have got married and just had a baby girl. I also hold down a full time job to support my family. I have two step children which means there are five of us to provide for. I praises God for the Fold and the relationship I have with Him now because of the time and love that the Fold showed me. Steve and Tina believed in me and loved me when I needed it the most. I am also on the board at the Fold so I can give back to the men in there going through the same kind of stuff I went through.

3 Telly R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Shepherds fold Ministry is a wonderful ministry that bring men, that are fighting addictions, to the Lord. They help these men get a GED or even get into college. They help them get a job, and with a job they can help support their family, or even learn how to pay bills or even fines or take care of any legal matter the man may have. They teach these men that they are the head of the house like the bible says and therefore; the men learn how to do this, this brings husband and wives back together and is more stable to the children that they may have. These men learn how to live life without drugs , and with the Lord first and foremost. I stand behind this ministry 100%.

3 Jody10

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I spent two years teaching weekly Bible classes to the men of the Shepherd's Fold - I can testify first hand that the program works - I have seen positive changes in the lives of men who the world had written off, but God hadn't! I certainly recommend this program for any man who is struggling with addictions of any type! Jody McFadden, Minister, Hickory Ridge Church of Christ, Hickory Ridge, Arkansas!

1 Mark W.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have seen so many lives changed. Men have given themselves to Christ. They have became new creatures. Their families have seen so many wonderful changes and our communities are better places.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I am a full time police officer and I am also the assistant pastor in our church. i have seen time and time again how many rehabs never really help the people. they go because the court made them. Shepard's Fold is one of the few local faith based programs and I seen what a differant person people can be when they become born again in Christ. I am sure that only by the renewing of the mind can lives be changed.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I remember the Fold when Steve was just starting. He has done wonders with men. My son is one of them. If it was not for Shepherds Fold my son would still be out doing wrong. Praise God for them!!!

Shawntae E.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful nonprofit that is changing the lives of not just the men that they house but the families that are involved as well. I am so thankful that we have something like this in this area. Every Friday night they have services that the community to attend & wow what a blessing!

tonya

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a fantastic ministry to help men with their addictions and to come closer to God and learn how to live with their families drug free...so many men have come through this program and proud of every one of them..

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have been involved as a volunteer since it started and help with the food and go to their activites and their Friday night services and have got to know several of the men there. It is a life changing experience for the guys and would recommend The Fold to anyone who needs to get in touch with God again and also to help with their families. I think they are doing a great job at the Fold and praise them for all the work that they are doing for these men and getting them back on the right track with God.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been pleasantly surprised about the things I've seen and heard about Shepherd's Fold Ministry in Cardwell, Missouri. The men there are hungering for healing, redemption, and change from their lives. Most of the men are young and have made some foolish choices. The staff is professional, merciful, but they have high expectations for each man who enters the program. This would be a wonderful program to sponsor or to dontate to.

3 Robert59

Donor

Rating: 5

It is nothing short of amazing to see the transformation in the lives of men who come to this facility. The staff and director are very professional and help to transform the lives of men with severe addictions. My son, who is 19, has been there 80 days. He has done so well. The ministry operates purely on donations. The people who work here are selfless. The men are so lucky to have found a place like this. i have donated money, food and other supplies on a regular basis. I will continue to support the ministry after my son leaves the 8 month program because I can see firsthand that the funds are being used properly. I work in the social work field. All recent studies show that the faith-based drug rehab programs are showing the most success due to the angle they are able to reach the men and women. Shepherd's Fold has people on their board from a variety of religious backgrounds. This would be a wonderful non-profit to support.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

God is using Shepherd's Fold to change lives, not just the men who enter the program but the entire family. By God's grace we continue to expand and grow being able to help more people. God has great plans for this ministry I can wait to see where we are by the end of the year!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have personally witnessed the change in the lives of many young men through this ministry. I have heard their testimonies and heartfelt songs sang in our Church services. Mr. Steve McCracken takes his position as a God called leader of this organization as important as being a Husband and Father to his family. His family's support is also evident as they are at all the services and attend events in support of Shepherd's Fold.

I on occasion am blessed to be able to give support financially to Shepherd's Fold, and I have never felt as if support they recieve was not a blessing to them and used in the best way to further this ministry. Mr. Sam Roberts has worked hard as well to forward the work of this organization to as many men as they can serve. He is God called as well and puts Shepherd's Fold high in his priority and his service to the Lord

In my opinion, Shepherd's Fold Ministry is a priceless gift to the many families who have had their relationships restored and made even better by the walk with Jesus Christ that these men find while in the Fold.

Susan K.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have known Steven and Tina McCracken for quite some time now, but have become reacquainted with them in the past year or two with their work with Shepherd's Fold Ministry. This is a remarkable program, and I will do whatever I can to support this ministry. Steven came to our CMA meeting at Bonanza Monday night and spoke, and brought with him one of his guys. Hats off to you, Steven, and your dedication to these men! May God continue to bless you, and all the participants in your program. This world needs God, and even more so, needs men and women to step up to the plate and do what God has ordained each one of us to do...share the love of Jesus with EVERYONE we come in contact with. As Steven said at our CMA meeting..."we are the only Jesus some people will ever see." Let's all let our lights shine out to our communities, and share the love of Christ!

Michele S.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Throughout time, people have been making choices that destroy their life and the lives of their families. Yet, God is always the author of forgiveness, restoration, and renewal. It is a blessing to see how God uses Shepherd’s Fold as His tool to reach men that desperately need Him and His favor. Through bible study, worship, guidance, and a tremendous amount of love, Shepherd’s Fold guides and points men towards God and His Word. It is always a blessing for my family and I to work or visit with the ministry of Shepherd’s Fold. I am thankful to God for creating this great ministry.