Our Story

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.

What is Shalom?

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.

How We Cultivate Shalom

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

Our Values

Scriptural Foundation

We are guided by the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.

Community Collaboration

We leverage opportunities between civic, corporate and church entities.

Sustainable Transformation

We stimulate on-going change through a life-in-process.

Shalom Restoration

We work at reconciling lives and communities to the way God intends.

Foster Rejuvenation

We help Christian leaders to flourish in their God-given calling.

Family Dedication

We honor generosity, humility and integrity.

Our Principles

Relational over Institutional

Relationships are the cornerstone of everything we do.

Slower over Faster

Leadership is built on influence. Influence is built on trust. Trust is built on relationship. A relationship is built over time.

Deeper over Wider

When we go deeper with individuals, the extra time and cultivation allows personal transformation to take root.

Better over Bigger

Bigger is not always better. Doubling an organization’s size does not necessarily double its impact.

Long-haul over Quick-fix

Transformation occurs over the long haul rather than with a quick fix.

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