Some of our current projects that we are in partnership with:
Digos City – Situated an hour and a half from Davao, this city is home to our partnership ministries of CRC Ministries, Haven of Hope Orphanage, Transition House, and OIKOS Theou.
CRC Ministries – Partnership for the operation of the Aplaya Multipurpose Center, Guihing Village, BalicBalic Village and several new villages and a scholarship program. Support helps to establish libraries and computer labs as well as church planting.
Haven of Hope Orphanage and Transition House – Support for food, clothing, shoes, scholarships, as well as financial support for the operational costs of the Haven of Hope Orphanage (HOH) and the Transition House for young ladies from the Digos area.
OIKOS Theou – Support for a youth ministry center and several simple church projects. Within these projects are libraries, computer labs and tutorial centers
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 53 boats, with two more on order, and 20 putputs, and nine on their way. By June of 2016 this will provide a form of livelihood for 75 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 240+ 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 manyministry 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 ws recently finished with support from SOD. At the local elementary, SOD has partnered with Rotary and Biosand Philippines to install a water station.
Water and sanitation projects in the Marilog area – Seeds of Dignity partners with both BSF Philippines and Rotary International to supply permanent water filters to the residents of this remote mountain area. SOD also takes in donations for BSF Philippines from US based donors.
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 jujistsu 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.
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 8,000 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. One of these organizations is the Greater Good Foundation. 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.