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 is often hit by typhoons. 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 160 boats, with more on order, and 101 putputs. By January of 2024, this will provide a form of livelihood for over 300 families. A Bible distribution and church planting 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.
Marilog High School of Agriculture – 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 350 students is supported at the school. A new reading center was recently finished with support from SOD. About 32 students from the area are in the scholarship program. Nine have graduated from college!
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 and Hagonoy (Aplaya) – We partner with ministries in to support a small multi-purpose centers and an connected outreach ministry. SOD provides rent and some operating costs for these centers which serve as ministry hubs in their neighborhoods.
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. So far we have distributed over 6,000 Bibles in local languages this year through established churches that we partner with.
Scholarship program – SOD has been fortunate to be able to partner with organizations and individuals in order to provide an average of 100 scholarships each year. These scholarships extend to those less fortunate Filipinos entering high school or college.