The LSM Story
Loving Shepherd Ministries provides vulnerable kids with a unique continuum of care from childhood through adulthood, facilitating spiritual and mental recovery while providing tools to help them grow into self-sufficient leaders, holistically equipped to transform their cultures for Christ. Thanks to our donors and advocates, LSM has experienced tremendous growth and witnessed many powerful testimonies of lives and communities transformed!
LSM is founded to help families adopt internationally
Marion Street office allows space for expansion
Torbeck, Fondfrede, Welsh 1 and Chantal 1 Homes of Hope open
Bambou 1, Boval and Cavaillon 1 Homes of Hope open
We begin serving vulnerable mothers and children in Ethiopia
We launch church awareness and partnership initiatives in the U.S.
Welsh 2 Home of Hope opens
We provide sustainable jobs and vocational training for single mothers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Bambou 2 and Cavaillon 2 Homes of Hope open
2012 – 2014
In partnership with Zach Bertsch, we build the Redemption Campus in Haiti, which includes a church and a school
We open Chantal 2, as well as four new Redemption Homes: Ezekiel, Abba, Moriah, and Zion
Two new Redemption Homes open: Daniel and Esther
Welsh School serves a few of our Homes of Hope, as well as the local community
Family Preservation program in Ethiopia provides training and tools to help single moms get off the streets and care for their children
Family Preservation in Ethiopia enables LSM serve a broader range of at-risk single moms and their kids
Egg Sales Business begins operation at the new LSM Ag Park
Redemption West Campus construction begins
Haiti Education Wing opens in Main Street office, providing Americans with an opportunity to learn about Haitian culture and our operations
Main Street location allows for office and warehouse expansion
LSM’s Gospel Project provides Americans with a chance to directly assist the ministry and giving our children a chance to bless their communities
Program launches to provide an improved framework of stewardship and academic motivation for our students in Haiti
Electrical and Solar Business launched to power our Homes of Hope and offices, as well as for local contract work
New LSM Psychologist and Social Worker oversee the launch of our Trauma Recovery curriculum to help kids who have been abused recover mentally and achieve their full potential
Doug Isch becomes LSM’s new President
New Events Center at our U.S. office launches to bless our community with education about global opportunities
LSM Tech opens to provide a residential campus for students attending college while also offering technical skills training and a source of supplemental income to students
Concrete block and aggregate sales at our Industrial Site hit record-breaking profitability benchmarks as our local reputation!
Town house launches as a structured foster home for hard-to-place foster girls
Establish the Redemption West campus, providing six additional Homes of Hope for vulnerable children in Haiti.
Marking our twentieth anniversary, LSM celebrates two decades of serving the last, least, lost and lonely in Haiti, Ethiopia and the United States. We thank the partners and team members who have come alongside us in this work. And we thank God, through whom all things are truly possible!
A new business, BrickHouse Pups, ethically and lovingly raises puppies, then gives one hundred percent of its profits – after providing care and food for the puppies – to helping area foster + adoptive parents and children through LSM BrickHouse!
formerly vulnerable children in 20 Homes of Hope grown into country changers for Christ.
at-risk families empowered through education, job skills training, discipleship, and more
adoptions navigated, saving prospective adoption families incalculable time and money