Money raised to battle addiction in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -- Members of the Jonesboro Worship Center hosted a benefit concert Saturday night for the men of Shepherd's Fold Ministry, which is based out of Cardwell, Missouri. At least 200 people were in attendance for the concert in Jonesboro, which preceded a special barbecue dinner prepared by men battling addiction.

"We're just appreciative of everyone who has come out and we know that it's going to be a blessing to Shepherd's Fold. Shepherd's Fold is a recovery ministry that helps men and young men who are in bondage to drug addiction and alcohol addiction," said Pastor Scot Loyd of the Jonesboro Worship Center.

The benefit raised more than $2,300 plus additional money from the dinner, Loyd told Region 8 News Saturday night. He said 100% of the money will go to Sheperd's Fold Ministry.

Sheperd's Fold Ministry operates in four phases to men battling drug and/or alcohol addictions. While in the program, men learn to take control of their lives while following a spiritual path. Loyd said the ministry taught to 43 men last year.

Loyd also mentioned the purchased of ten acres of land in Craighead County, which will be used to build a home to expand services offered in southeast Missouri and Greene County.

For more information about Sheperd's Fold Ministry, click here or call 870-450-5679.

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