Our roots go back to 1919, when the Lutheran Children’s Finding Society was formed to establish, maintain and conduct receiving homes for orphans, homeless, abandoned, neglected and dependent children. Across the decades, from the Great Depression to World War II, through the social changes of the 1950s and 1960s to the challenges of today, our services have expanded to meet the changing needs of individuals, families and communities across North Dakota. We invite you to scroll through our time line history to learn more about where we’ve been and join us as we continue our mission of bringing healing, help and hope to those we serve.
Why a dove? Lutheran Social Services has used this simple bird as a symbol of its ministry for many years. While we may not know for certain, our speculation is that we adopted this symbol because the dove is almost universally understood to show both the hand and presence of God in the world.
From the flood story told in Genesis, to the baptism of Jesus told in all four gospels, the dove is the physical sign often seen in the re-telling of biblical stories that God is near. That his spirit is ever present, even in times of trouble, in times of uncertainty, and in times of new beginning.
But even beyond the biblical stories we know so well, doves have a centuries-old history of helping people find their way. Before there was GPS or compasses, it is often told that sailors looked to doves for direction.
Today our work at LSSND focuses on helping people thrive. Our hope is that our social ministry can today, help people find their way, as doves have done for centuries.
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