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!

Our History

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2002

LSM is founded to help families adopt internationally

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2003 – 2004

Adoption Resources expands to include domestic and foster care resources

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2005

Marion Street office allows space for expansion

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2006 – 2007

First Home of Hope is built in Kpoux, Haiti

Daniel and Esther

2008

Torbeck, Fondfrede, Welsh 1 and Chantal 1 Homes of Hope open

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2008

Agricultural Park land is bought and initial development begins

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2009

Bambou 1, Boval and Cavaillon 1 Homes of Hope open

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2009

We begin serving vulnerable mothers and children in Ethiopia

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2010

We launch church awareness and partnership initiatives in the U.S.

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2010

Welsh 2 Home of Hope opens

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2010

We provide sustainable jobs and vocational training for single mothers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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2011

Bambou 2 and Cavaillon 2 Homes of Hope open

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2012 – 2014

In partnership with Zach Bertsch, we build the Redemption Campus in Haiti, which includes a church and a school

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2012

We open Chantal 2, as well as four new Redemption Homes: Ezekiel, Abba, Moriah, and Zion

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2013

Child Development programs begin in Haiti

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2014

Two new Redemption Homes open: Daniel and Esther

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2015

We launch our Business Development initiatives in Haiti

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2015

Welsh School serves a few of our Homes of Hope, as well as the local community

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2015

Family Preservation program in Ethiopia provides training and tools to help single moms get off the streets and care for their children

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2016

In Haiti, we begin construction on the LSM Technical Institute

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2016

Family Preservation in Ethiopia enables LSM serve a broader range of at-risk single moms and their kids

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2017

Egg Sales Business begins operation at the new LSM Ag Park

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2017

Precast Concrete Production opens in Haiti

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2017

Aggregate and Block Plants commence operation at the new LSM Industrial Park

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2018

Redemption West Campus construction begins

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2018

Haiti Education Wing opens in Main Street office, providing Americans with an opportunity to learn about Haitian culture and our operations

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2018

Main Street location allows for office and warehouse expansion

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2018

LSM’s Gospel Project provides Americans with a chance to directly assist the ministry and giving our children a chance to bless their communities

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2018

Program launches to provide an improved framework of stewardship and academic motivation for our students in Haiti

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2018

Electrical and Solar Business launched to power our Homes of Hope and offices, as well as for local contract work

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2018

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

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2018

Doug Isch becomes LSM’s new President

Business Office

2018

Business Office construction begins in Haiti

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2019

New Events Center at our U.S. office launches to bless our community with education about global opportunities

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2019

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

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2019

Merger with BrickHouse, a U.S. foster care ministry

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2020

Haiti Construction launches as a business to outside customers.

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2020

Concrete block and aggregate sales at our Industrial Site hit record-breaking profitability benchmarks as our reputation grows in the community

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2020

Town house launches as a structured foster home for hard-to-place foster girls


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formerly vulnerable children in 20 Homes of Hope grown into country changers for Christ.

Haiti

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at-risk families empowered through education, job skills training, discipleship, and more 

Ethiopia

7,300 

adoptions navigated, saving prospective adoption families incalculable time and money

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