“I am writing to thank you for the washing machine. We will never forget what yall did and hope that some day we will be able to help somebody like yall did us.” 
                                                                            -Prisoner whose family was helped

  “….my wife can plant flowers for the first time in our marriage. It feels so good to be in a house. You believed that we could make it that helped us to believe.”
                                                        -Husband, 1 of several families moved in 2008

  “They finally got me the size boots that I needed but, I wanted to write and tell you thanks for writing back to me. That sure helped me to feel better even though I wasn’t sure how you could help. It gets so lonely here. Your letter was a real blessing”
                                                                                                      -A Prisoner

  “Just wanted to let you know that you were right about staying in school even though this time seemed impossible with everything going wrong. I finished with a 3.6. God is good. Thank you for your prayers and for all the help that you have been to me and my family.”
                                                                                                                   -A Single Mom


“Every time I visit The
Shepherd's Staff, I see
and experience a place
and a people who have
become a sanctuary for
hurting families."

- Dr. Lawrence H. Phipps
Vaughn Forest Baptist Church, Montgomery, AL