Skip to main content
Children at Risk

Child Sponsor Sign Up Form Here

Send us your first check by mail
for $30 (per month) or
Use the PayPal button above.

Through our donors and our Lord
we have built an orphanage in India.
 It will hold 50 boys and right now we have 24.
 As soon as we gain more sponsors,
we can rescue more boys from the streets. 

Order Books

To order books:

Fill out the form on the right: Book title, number of copies, your address. 
We will contact you to confirm the order before we process it.
Pay after confirmation by PayPal here, or check. 

Send a check to:  Shepherd's Purse, P.O. Box 1291, East Lansing, MI  48826
Make check payable to:  Shepherd's Purse

For multiple copy orders there is a discount.

  All funds go back to the ministry for these books.

Or: email @ (and ask for details)  

Shepherd's Purse
Shepherd's Purse

In 1991 the walls of the Soviet Union began to crumble.  Regretfully, so did the family structure.  Unemployment, alcoholism, and abuse of kids increased.  Kids were seen by the thousands on the streets of Russia and Ukraine.  Many began banding up with small groups of kids and slept in sewers or abandoned buildings for days or years at a time. They survived through scams, prostitution, and begging. The police then began handing the kids over to poor orphanages, kid jails, or holding centers.  Most of our current efforts are to help small ministries who go to the orphanages, children’s hospitals or these temporary holding centers.

This book is a series of short inspirational essays that tell the story of one man’s journey from a dark time of uncertainty to the heart of the Father for children forgotten.  You will discover how these children, who are struggling in their own darkness, are finding a bit of love and light from the heart of God.

Black & White on White paper 150 pages, 6" x 9"
ISBN-13: 978-1466217287
ISBN-10: 1466217286

New Creation Press, Lansing, Michigan

Book Price: $8.00 (Includes postage)
Suggested donation price is $8.00 (All proceeds go back to the ministry to help the kids)




My Missions Trip Journal

A clear and clean diary complete with short devotional questions and thoughts.  Geared towards the short term mission team member.   Begin your day with guided scriptural thoughts and focus or end your day with notable moments God worked through you and for you.

Black & White on White paper, 60 pages, 6” x 9”

Printed in the U.S. 2016

Book Price: $6.00 (Includes Postage) 

Pray Big & Pray Bold
Pray Big & Pray Bold

Prayer is our priority in these times of crisis.  This 6 week study guide is geared to small groups or individuals.   It will remind us of our perspective, that God is the Potter and we are the clay; that He is in control.  It will guide students through: why we don't pray, why we do, praying big and bold prayers, and where to start.  It will encourage a deeper prayer life for the individual and groups.

Black & White on White paper, 60 pages, 6" x 9"  
ISBN-13: 978-1511429085
ISBN-10: 1511429089

Printed in the U. S. 2015

Book Price: $6.00 (Includes Postage)

The Ukrainian Crisis - A Call to Pray Big & Pray Bold

For generations Ukraine has been invaded and dominated by those hoping to control the hearts of this country.  In November of 2013 the masses arose and stormed the Maidan square downtown Kiev in protest of a corrupt communist leaning government.   What began as a peaceful protest escalated over the next two months into violence and the shooting deaths of over 100 people.  Our prayer, presented in this book, became, "Lord, we ask that the Berkut (riot police) will lay down their shields, get on their knees and ask forgiveness of the people, and that the president will step down from his throne - this week."   And it happened.

This book moves from a prayer, big and bold, to the new prayer - 2bearsLord - and a practical prayer plan laid out by those living in Ukraine.  

Black & White on White paper, 100 pages, 6" x 9"
© 2014 Michael Wetzel
All rights reserved
Printed in the United States
ISBN-13: 978-1500929275

ISBN-10: 1500929271

Book Price: $8.00 (Includes Postage)

The Ukrainian Crisis - Russian Language
The Ukrainian Crisis - Russian Language

This is the Russian language version of, "The Ukrainian Crisis, A Call to Pray Big & Pray Bold."   Distributed in Ukraine and Russia.

The Prodigal's Journey
The Prodigal's Journey

Many of us have left behind the security of home for something better - out there. After wandering into darkened places there comes a realization that we need a return to the heart of the Father. These poems portray a period in my own life of wandering away from the heart of God and my return. The poems
also symbolize the journey of millions of orphans who have lost their earthly fathers, but are yet to return to their Heavenly Father.

Black & White on White paper, 78 pages, 6" x 9"
ISBN-10: 1467906247

New Creation Press, Lansing, Michigan
Book Price: $8.00 (Includes Postage)



Five men who carved a life out of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Their love for this land and the life they found showed courage, perseverance, and fortitude. The Finnish of this land call it "Sisu". These profiles show the determination of: a man who followed his dream to start a butterfly house on Mackinac Island, a man who ran a thriving mechanics business out of a run-down gas station, a man who came home from Vietnam and escaped to the northern woods as a successful logger, a man who developed a reputable funeral business, and a pastor with a vision for the people of upper Michigan.

Black & White on White paper, 66 pages, 6" x 9"
ISBN-10: 1467912549

New Creation Press, Lansing, Michigan
Book Price: $8.00 (Includes Postage)

The Ultimate Adventure
The Ultimate Adventure

Everyone has a dream and for some that means stepping into a business of their own. Dana explored the possibilities of running his own scuba diving business but with the high startup costs and no resources of his own the dream died a premature death. That is until he realized he could take one step today and make his dream reality. He never went into debt and through bartering and his own creative flow built a thriving business taking teams to the Great Barrier Reef, the Cayman Islands, and more.

Dana decided to share his journey with others who have a dream of their own. This is his story.

Black & White on White paper, 174 pages, 6" x 9"  
ISBN-13: 978-1475247008
ISBN-10: 1475247001

New Creation Press, Lansing, Michigan

Book Price: $14.50 (Includes Postage)

Past Periphery
Past Periphery
Periphery-the outermost boudary. A collection of poems reflecting on life, friendships, challenges, and journeys of the author.
All rights reserved.
Printed in the United States.
Black & White on White paper, 173 pages, 6" x 9"  
ISBN-13: 978-1479100804
ISBN-10: 1479100803
Book Price: $10.00 (Includes Postage)
Beyond Reason
Beyond Reason

A collection of poems passing beyond the confines of life’s cycles.  A journey beyond the periphery of what is seen in the obvious circlings of life and all its expectations.

Trees weeping in sunlit morning.

A new day of dry crisping

and root hardenings.

For what? For ever cycles.


Woods whispering in hot afternoon.

A day passing of limbs rattling

and twigs drying.

For what?  Forever circlings


All rights reserved.

Printed in the United States

Black & white on white paper, 150 pages, 6" x 9"

ISBN-13: 978-1479335862

Book Price: $10.00 (Includes Postage)

The Heart that Shapes the Wood
The Heart that Shapes the Wood

Somewhere in a century past, an acorn fell to the earth and produced a golden oak for a carpenter's hands.  The oak basked in sunshine, survived the storms, and rocked in the frigid winds of winter. In the prime of its growth, it was cut from the ground, shaped into lumber, and laid for a time of seasoning.


A worker of wood chose the planks, free of defect and pleasing to the eye.  With precision tools he cut, trimmed, and fashioned a desk with pride.  Lacquers and oils smoothed the natural grains of the oak.  Over time, the beauty of the carpenter's work was changed as the desk was scarred with cigarettes and stained with rings of hot coffee.  It was broken, glued, painted, and relegated to a basement.  

Black & White on white paper, 135 pages, 6" x 9"
Copyright © 2013 Michael Wetzel
All rights reserved.
Printed in the United States of America.

Book Price $10.00 (Includes postage)  

Hong Bi Editing

Professional Editing & Proof Reading Services.

Lissa Roberson has helped us with, "Pray Big & Pray Bold"

I am a lifelong lover of words and writing!  I began my formal career by editing my husband's graduate school papers.  Later, I wrote our family newsletter while living overseas for 12 years.  More recently I have begun editing for a Christian publishing house, a private Christian school, and for friends who want to write their personal memoirs.  Proofreading comes naturally and I love spicing up content to make books, booklets and reports come alive .

  • Lissa Roberson
  • Free-Lance Writer and Editor at LifeWay Christian Resources


  • Current Position: Free-Lance Writer and Editor at LifeWay Christian Resources

Book order form
Site Mailing List  Sign Guest Book  View Guest Book 
Leave Your Comments For Us

Mail: P.O. Box 1291, East Lansing, MI  48826
Registered 501c3  

powered by:
   Company Studio