Relationally Made – Intern Post 2 by Shea Krevi

We view the word “poverty” through a rather shallow lens, full of pity, aversion, and cardboard signs. We interpret it as “otherness,” which really translates to: not me. Well, what if I told you that we are all suffering from poverty? That poverty is defined as the brokenness of relationship. These ideas spur from the […]

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The Churn – Intern Post 1 by Shea Krevi

  Since I have been in Indy, I’ve skipped ten years of life. Not literally, in the sense that I left 2017 behind, and not academically, in that I have stuffed my brain full of knowledge and experience. But more contextually, in that I am practicing SEED’s developmental work through the eyes of someone who has […]

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Mia Tribe

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Multiplication and Division

Quick math quiz: if you start with the number two, and add two to it, what do you get? Now, what if you multiply two times two? Same answer, right? Well done! What if you repeat that pattern: addition versus squaring? Now the numbers are different. If you repeat the original pattern just three times, […]

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Relief, Development, and Self-Sufficiency

One of our favorite books at SEED is When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert. Recently I was reminded of one of the key principles in this book: The authors say that 90 percent of the church’s charitable work should be focused on development, not relief. The recent movie Poverty, Inc makes similar […]

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SEED’s latest intern wraps up her time

SEED staff member David Brewer met Tanya Rosado in January 2015 while doing a presentation for South Atlantic pastors and leaders. Tanya was in Eastern University’s Masters in International Development program and looking for an internship. SEED’s process with all potential interns is to learn what their goals are, what they would like to do […]

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Known by the Bag

When Rose was last in Miraj, India visiting the Dayanand Handloom Project, she met this gentleman, who told a fascinating story about the bag he carries. The bag was made by the Dayanand group, known as a group of people who have been healed from Hansen’s Disease (formerly known as leprosy). Miraj is in the […]

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Death (and Resurrection) of a Vision

A friend of mine recently shared a devotional based on Jesus’ teaching about how a grain of wheat must fall to the ground and die before it could produce anything. Of course, we have fairly recently finished the Easter season and so we are thinking about death and resurrection anyway. But this has us thinking […]

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Livelihood, Fear, and Love

At SEED, when we think of our partners around the world, we never want to think only of their work lives. It is true that our main focus is on partnering with people to create self-sustaining livelihood … but if people have income without the other elements that make up a healthy life, we have […]

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SEED’s 2016 Impact

Thank you for helping SEED – and our partnering holistic small business ministries – grow in 2016!

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Thyvenn and Beauty

Almost two years ago I traveled to several countries in Asia. I met many amazing people on that trip, including one I have written about before: Thyvenn, who currently paints watercolor bookmarks and note cards we well. Thyvenn is pictured at left with Mam from Thailand. Recently I was blessed to travel again to Asia, […]

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Let’s Paint Together

In the Free Methodist Church in Cambodia, a few young men like Thyvenn (pictured at left) have used their painting skills to pay their way through Bible school, and are now supporting themselves as they plant a churches together around Phnom Penh. Two years ago on a trip to Asia, SEED co-director David Brewer talked […]

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