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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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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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SEED’s 2016 Impact

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

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Putting Your Heart into It

I (David) just returned from two weeks at the Global Studies Intensive in Thailand and Myanmar. I’ll have lots of stories and reflections to share from that time, in addition to sharing from our year-end 2013 results. But for a while I’ve been wanting to write about a conversation I had with a college student […]

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Hermana Gloria and Cultural Tradition

Sometime last year, Hermana Gloria Sucilli (shown at left) of the Mujeres Jireh livelihood group calculated prices.  She sent word that she (and therefore SEED) could decrease the cost of the handwoven cloth & leather bags if we didn’t use natural dyes.  The decrease would be nice, but we thought it would be better to […]

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First SEED intern wraps up

Sometimes people ask us “who is SEED?” and generally what they are asking is who works for SEED. Of course, there are many answers to that question. One accurate answer for the past three months, however, was that Amberstarr Lumsey was working for SEED. Amberstarr is a business student at George Fox University in Newberg, […]

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Post-Christmas Blues

I love Christmas. And I hate Christmas. You may very well understand both sides of my sentiment, though your reasons might be different. I love Christmas for all the obvious reasons: the celebration of Jesus’ birth as central, with all its implications for faith, hope, peace, joy, and love; plus the wonderful accoutrements like delicious […]

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