Tag Archives | Philippines

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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“Buried” Treasure

Since Rose and I began as directors in early 2011, a key part of our SEED message has been that our partners do not deserve pity, because they have been made in the image of God, with dignity, gifts and skills attendant to that image. On my recent Asia trip, I saw that to a […]

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Welcome to Community, Part 2

A different aspect of community came to light during my time in Cebu, the Philippines. Pastor Allan and Pastora Naomi Prochina have led the Light & Life Christian Fellowship for several years, and just in the past six months have also been leading services at an outreach church in a different part of Cebu. The […]

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Welcome to Community, Part 1

One aspect of the recent SEED Asia trip that stood out repeatedly was the sense of being welcomed into the community. The reception went beyond gracious and was more warm and family-feeling. It made me think deeply about the idea of partnership. Sometimes I think we can make the mistake of thinking that we are partnering […]

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Pigs in Process

One of our exciting new efforts is working with Pastora Paula (Pol) Guazon in the Philippines. Pastora Pol approached us a few months ago, saying that she knew of a group of women in the Amparo Free Methodist Church that would like to begin raising pigs for their livelihood.

A couple of women in the area had already done this successfully, so the technical knowledge was already there. This is a key element in SEED’s philosophy: it is our desire to come alongside people who…

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