Mindanao Equipping Program (MEP) was launched in 2014 by Sacred Harvest Foundation with the purpose of helping ministries and Christian leaders in Mindanao enhance transformation in the communities they serve. MEP is committed to strengthen and equip churches and ministries by providing effective capability building as well as pastoral care initiatives.
Our mission is to assist in bringing God’s shalom, expressed as the improvement of character and condition, to the communities of Mindanao through relational and resource investment.
Shalom can be described as salvation, completeness, wholeness and harmony. Essentially, it is the restoration and reconciliation of the human being to the image of God, as exemplified in the life of Jesus Christ, and to the world that God has created and loves. Shalom results in individuals understanding their value to Christ. When individuals are transformed by God’s shalom, communities follow.
We want to help communities flourish in the same way a tree planted by water flourishes as is portrayed in Psalm 1:3. It is our vision that communities might thrive, grow and experience reconciliation. We describe ourselves as “spiritual environmentalists” doing what we can to help create the right environment, so that it grows to accomplish God’s intended purpose.
Often, those affected by poverty, disability, sin, and injustice have lost their dignity. Dignity demands that we have respect and honor for each individual simply because they are created in the image of God. The Bible says, “Treat everyone you meet with dignity.” (1 Pet. 2:17) We never assume we are better, smarter, or more valuable than others. As the proverbs says, “Rich and poor have this in common: The Lord is the Maker of them all!”
Most communities today are not experiencing “shalom,” but Jesus instructs his disciples to pray “Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven…” with the intent that shalom would be established all over the world. In heaven, God’s will is done perfectly. Here on earth, we’re asked to join God in bringing His shalom to bear on every part in life.
Serve Christian leaders and ministries
Help to improve the well-being of the community
Address the needs of the community
Leverage the influence of existing Christian leaders and ministries
Offer help to those who offer hope
Improve the practical ministry skills of those who lead
We are guided by the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.
We leverage opportunities between civic, corporate and church entities.
We stimulate on-going change through a life-in-process.
We work at reconciling lives and communities to the way God intends.
We help Christian leaders to flourish in their God-given calling.
We honor generosity, humility and integrity.
Relationships are the cornerstone of everything we do.
Leadership is built on influence. Influence is built on trust. Trust is built on relationship. A relationship is built over time.
When we go deeper with individuals, the extra time and cultivation allows personal transformation to take root.
Bigger is not always better. Doubling an organization’s size does not necessarily double its impact.
Transformation occurs over the long haul rather than with a quick fix.
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