jay’s journal

Your Gift

Your gift made during the Christmas season helps us to provide hope to break the cycle of poverty all year long!

Shepherd isn’t just here one month a year, but daily, all year long we are working hard to serve our neighbors. This would not be possible without the support of friends like you. During the Christmas season, we get so distracted by the “stuff” we give and receive that we miss giving the most important gift – love. You see, it’s not how it’s wrapped, but rather the heart of the gift you give.

The difference you’re making is immense. Our new data program allows us to track our families and their progress in breaking the cycle of poverty. We hope in the next year, we are able to serve even more neighbors and, with your help, we are able to continue impacting the lives of those that walk through our doors. When you invest in Shepherd, you are ensuring hundreds have a safe, loving, and hopeful place to go.

Thanks for investing in their lives.

I am thankful

I am thankful

I am thankful for my Faith.
I am thankful for my family.
I am thankful for my friends and neighbors.
I am thankful for the opportunity to serve at Shepherd Community Center.
I am thankful so many partner with Shepherd to allow us to minister to our community.

May you have a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving.

The Issues of The City

The issues of the city require everyone working together.

So, when a 15-year-old steals a car and a gun, rams one of our buses, and then flees on foot, who can we partner with?

IMPD does an amazing job and makes sure the suspect is caught and our fire and medic crews respond quickly and effectively.

But now, who do we need help from?

The answer to this is the juvenile court system. This, unfortunately, is a common story. There is no partnership with the community and juvenile court. No punishment means no deterrent. The juvenile doesn’t face any repercussions for their actions.

When this is the case, the community suffers. For the sake of the juvenile and our community, please respond, not with willful ignorance but thoughtful care and discipline.

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4107 East Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46201
Phone: 317.375.0203
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