About Good Shepherd Ministries of Haiti
In 1973, Norman & Imogene Dixon felt the calling of the Holy Spirit to come to Haiti. They organized a group of five friends into a corporate body that would become the Board of Orphans, Inc. An orphanage was completed in 1975. Before returning to the United States the Dixons came upon hundreds of malnourished children unable to go to school due to the poor economic conditions in Haiti. It became evident that God intended to do much more than build an orphanage. Through the ensuing years, churches and schools were built and staffed with Haitian believers. The name of the ministry was changed to Good Shepherd Ministries.
Norman Dixon went to be with the Lord in 1993. The ministry was placed under the management of another group, and after three years, was nearly lost. In 1996, Imogene resumed the leadership the work and began the process of rebuilding.
Mission Statement of Good Shepherds Ministries of Haiti
Good Shepherd Ministries is a non-profit organization which was formed for the purpose of bringing the Haitian people to the knowledge and acceptance of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord of their lives. There is a special focus on the Christian education of young people. First, to enable Haitians to reach Haitians with the Gospel; second, to provide training for spiritual and academic leadership in the church, and also in the public sector.
“Where there is no vision the people perish”
- Proverbs 29:18a
Good Shepherd Ministries strives to provide the leadership, training, and logistics necessary to help the Haitian people have victory over the demonic oppression of false religion, and rise above the despair of political corruption and ruin. With Christ, all things are possible. Christ is the only hope for Haiti.
GSM is a faith-based ministry supported exclusively by your gifts and offerings as God shall lead.
The Ministry Of Good Shepherd Ministries of Haiti Today
Bill Younger, with the support of his wife Sandy, became the Executive Director of GSM in 1998. Since that time, they have maintained a fresh vision and vitality for the ministry. They live on the field full time. Lamar Lyon joined the work in 2007 as Administrator.
GSM now maintains three large centers of ministry in northern Haiti. The main compound is in Milot, with additional compounds in the villages of Biclaire and Savanne Carre. In each of these villages we have schools, church buildings, and other facilities. 1500+ children are enrolled in our Christian schools. The evangelization, discipleship, and education of these children are the primary focus of the ministry today.
Thousands of children have passed through our schools. Many have gone on to seminaries, universities, medical schools, and positions in government. Many have become pastors. Others have continued on with GSM as principals, teachers, and in other positions of service. It is our hope that all will go forth as missionaries in their own country.