Some of our current projects that we are in partnership with:
Palompon, Leyte – Accessed from Davao by airplane, boat, and van, this area is still in typhoon recovery. Seeds of Dignity partners with both people and organizations to provide fishing boats and putputs bicycle taxis for livelihood, and support for the rebuilding of several churches and schools. There are now 83 boats, with more on order, and 54 putputs. By June of 2019 this will provide a form of livelihood for 140 over families. A Bible distribution ministry is also present on this island. Support includes establishment of a libraries and a computer lab as well as the Compassion building project for the 300+ Compassion children in the GenRev program in partnership with Trinity Faith Baptist Church.
Marilog District, Davao City – Situated in the beautiful, mountainous region of the Marilog District, Datu Salumay provides the opportunity for many ministry partnerships including the building of relationships with the local agricultural and elementary schools as well as the Alliance Church and the Balay Pasilungan.
Balay Pasilungan – Balay Pasilugan provides a weekday home for those children who would otherwise be unable to attend school due to the arduous journey over the mountainous region. SOD’s role within the home is to provide daily food for the meals, bedding, toothpaste, school supplies and books for the children who are staying there.
Marilog High School of Agriculture and Datu Salumay Elementary – Ministry involves supplying seeds and training by an organic professional for the agricultural school where a Demo Farm has recently started. In addition, SOD provides books for a new rural library for the agricultural school. A feeding program for 125 students is supported at the school. A new reading center was recently finished with support from SOD. At the local elementary, SOD has partnered with Rotary and Clean Water International Philippines to install a water station.
Pamuhatan Elementary School Feeding Program – This program feeds 130+ children each morning in a partnership with the parents and teachers at the school.
Water and sanitation projects in the Marilog area – Seeds of Dignity partners with both CWI Philippines and Rotary International to supply permanent water filters to the residents of this remote mountain area.
Davao School for the Blind – After a four year absence, church services are held here once again. Currently there are four organizations that take one Sunday each to lead a service. SOD is overseeing this wonderful ministry opportunity. In addition, we are providing a stipend for a Christian jujitsu instructor, who is also allowed to lead a small Bible study with the students, and provide an instructor for values education. Also, SOD provides braille paper for the textbooks, assists with transportation and provides food for meals in the form of vegetables and bananas each week.
Mini-libraries in rural areas in Mindanao and Leyte – Supplying and supporting small libraries and reading centers with books being provided by donors. More than sixty mini-libraries, not including pastoral libraries, are in operation.
Small Multipurpose Centers in Davao City – We partner with ministries in the Ma’a area to support a small multi-purpose center and an connected outreach ministry. SOD provides rent and some operating costs for these centers which serve as ministry hubs in their neighborhoods.
Banana, rice, and vegetable distributions in the greater Davao/Digos City regions – Through local donors, we are supplying about 2,000 pounds of rice each month, primarily to the Haven of Hope Orphanage, Balay Pasilungan and Balay Dangpanan. We also collect and disperse surplus bananas to twenty-eight different ministries for feeding of children with a goal of delivering 1000 pounds each week. One site, Balay Dangpanan, is a home for indigenous people preparing or recovering from surgery.
Surgery assistance – SOD partners with several organizations to obtain and provide surgical assistance to those in need. Cases range from cleft to eye to club foot surgeries. Most of this work is in partnership with the Tebow Cure Hospital.
Medical Outreach – Networking with Care Channels and other organizations to provide medical assistance including dental work to impoverished people. These clinics may also include spiritual counseling or discipleship.
Bible distribution – We have been blessed with funds to distribute Bibles, primarily as part of the typhoon rebuilding projects. Our target for this year is 5,000 Bibles to be distributed through established churches.
Scholarship program – SOD has been fortunate to be able to partner with organizations and individuals in order to provide scholarships each year. These scholarships extend to those less fortunate Filipinos entering high school or college. Many of the recipients are associated with the Haven of Hope Orphanage and desire to study nursing or education. Several have now graduated from college through the scholarship program.