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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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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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What is it like hosting a SEED table?

Some of you may have wondered what it would be like to host a SEED table at an event. Is it a lot of work? What if people ask questions I don’t know the answers to? Will some people be offended that I’m selling products, especially if the event is at a church? I don’t […]

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What is a SEED trunk show?

It’s a fun and simple way to bring your friends together to support livelihood groups around the world.   You provide the place (like your home or dorm room or small group) and host the event, and we’ll send you everything you need! We will send you a trunk show kit with hints for a […]

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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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How was your Christmas? Ours changed the world

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to say that your Christmas changed the world, in a way that is similar to the way that first Christmas changed the world? We’re happy to report that for at least some of you, that was the case. It has been very exciting to see and to hear […]

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Give Better — Give Soon!

Hopefully you’ve already seen our first-ever Christmas catalog!   Don’t procrastinate!  If you place your order now, you (or your loved one) still has a good chance of receiving it in time for Christmas. We are very grateful to partner with International Child Care Ministries (ICCM, childcareministries.org) to create a catalog that gives YOU many opportunities to […]

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D is for Development

Rose and I have been blessed to visit many churches to share about SEED, about the work we’ve been doing over the past year, and to recommend investing in a development group project instead of only purchasing product. We continue to get donations for these development groups from individuals, but one of the exciting things […]

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Host a Trunk Show

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