Reaching Out Globally
At St. Philip the Deacon there is a strong sense of commitment to reach out in Christian love to our brothers and sisters all around the globe. Our commitment takes the shape of sharing resources, building relationships, and developing ministries. Past projects have included:
- Collecting and sending black school shoes to children in Haiti so that they can attend school, as well as funding tuition and sending food from Feed My Starving Children.
- Funding the building of a church for a faithful community in Mananjary, Madagascar. The church, made of brick and stone, is strong enough to withstand a cyclone.
- Financially support the construction of a medical facility in Orkesumet, Tanzania. People in Orkesumet no longer have to travel 150 miles or more on foot to seek medical attention.
- Raising enough money to put a roof on a church in Nabererra, Tanzania. Previously, worship took place under the canopy of a circle of Acacia trees—beautiful, but not always practical.
- Funding hundreds of small business micro-loans to mostly young women in Colombia to help them provide for their families. Through Opportunity International, a group of 10 members from SPDLC traveled on an Insight Trip to the small city of Cordoba in a remote area of Colombia in February of 2012 to visit the Children’s Bible School.
- Funding the building of a dormitory for Don Bosco School in Dumka, India.
- Funding efforts through World Vision to build clean water infrastructure in Malawi.
Most of SPD's global outreach projects are funded by our capital campaigns. When we raise money to help us pay for our own church building and its needs, we also designate a significant portion of those funds to benefit congregations and ministries in other parts of the world.