DISCIPLINES OF LOVE AND SEED PROJECTS:
Short, small, and simple activities done by believers to demonstrate God’s love to those outside the church, using local resources.
1,035 global projects; 7,061 participantsSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic
“Thirty children, six adolescents, and four adults received shoes, and through the wisdom of the Scriptures, they saw God’s purposes for their life: well-being in the physical, spiritual, and social areas. When they received their shoes, they were at the same time overjoyed and surprised.”Bujumbura, Burundi
“They realized that erosion is quickly damaging the land and the greenness of the Sororezo zone, Mukaza Commune of Bujumbura, is disappearing. They decided to plant 18 million trees, including fruit trees. Church members bought goats and rabbits, so poor people could start income generating projects, they planted grass and lemon trees inspired by God’s love and mobilized the neighbors to fight against erosion. They planted a model garden with vegetables, and taught their community to save money from the produce of a very small land. Today many neighbors are saving. The church has become a window of hope in the village.”Nepal, Dadahyldura
“Twenty-eight disciplines of love and seed projects were done, among them: road clean-up and maintenance, prayer, food, and clothing for orphans, distribution of first aid boxes, picnic with a community leader, tuition for poor children, planted trees, outreach to share the gospel, prayer meetings for village dwellers, health awareness seminar, and visits to sick people.”Liberia, Monrovia, participant’s testimony
“A wholistic Whatsapp group was created, so that we are able to communicate, share fellowship, stories, ideas, monitor and document accomplishments. They did a seed project with a group of people struggling with drug addiction and living in a ghetto.They interacted, broke bread, had fellowship, and donated food, clothes, and soap.As a means to keep the wholistic transformational spirit burning, participants decided to meet, pray, share stories and fellowship. Someone said that since he became a Christian he had a belief that Christians and Muslims were two kinds of people and nothing could be done about it, and he had not really been relating to them as neighbors. But, after the training, he came to fully understand that in spite of the religious difference, they were his friends and he should relate to them as neighbors. Another person said that he fully understood the role of the church in a community and society at large. After the conference, he was able to gather youth from three churches in his community to do a weekly clean-up campaign. As for me, your teaching has impacted my life in so many directions but most importantly on the aspect of giving or extending assistance to people in need. More often I think that I don’t have much and the little I have can’t solve someone’s problem, but now I know that even words can resolve a person’s problem and moreover, what impresses me more is that people even appreciate me for some of those things I took to be very little in the past.”TOTAL: 2,521 events with 22,499 participants!