"Seeds of Faith Equals Deliverance"
"Seeds of Faith Equals Deliverance"



It is plain to see the state of our communities and that education is the major element needed to make the changes necessary in order for people to live peaceful, abundant lives.  Our claimants, first of all, need instruction in Biblical Principles.  They also need instruction and training in discipline, academics, vocational training, creative arts, self-sufficiency, economics and financial literacy.  Our young people need instruction and training in these areas in order to support their families lawfully, become homeowners and business owners.  Most will never be productive members of the community unless they “learn to do well.”


Most young people are very negative about learning anything but what the “streets” can teach them and most of them feel they will never do well with learning academic subjects; therefore, the first thing we must do is to help them develop a zeal for learning in all areas and encourage them when they come up short.  Young people must be shown that just because they may have failed when they were in school does not mean that they cannot learn.  They must see that they did not apply themselves to learning at that time.  Our young people must learn that everybody does not learn in the same way or in the same time frame.  Our claimants must get “SOFED-UP” with not being able to read proficiently, with not being able to earn decent wages, with not being able to acquire decent housing and being unable to provide for themselves and their families that they become receptive to learning and achieving. 


Society must realize that we must do more than just tell our young people that “Thy shalt not kill or Thy shalt not steal;” we must give them the basis and the foundation for those moral commandants and legal laws.  We cannot keep telling them that they must not do these things and not teach them the Word of God, which is the basis for these laws.  If we do not teach them about God and his Word; what do we tell them when they ask why should they not kill someone or rob someone?  Until we show them a better way and give them the reasoning behind it, our words and warnings are in vain. 


SOFED is being established so that claimants can receive tutoring in the way that they learn and at a pace whereby they have learned the basics before going on to the more difficult subject matter.  We know that with most of our claimants we will have to start them at the elementary level in order to get the basics and foundation upon which higher learning is based.  SOFED will show them that they can have “the good life” without committing crimes.  They can learn, work and apply themselves to becoming self-sufficient.  Everyone has something that they are good at doing.  Therefore, we must help people discover that gifts and talents they have and how to use them in positive ways.  People must be shown how to obtain and retain employment, decent housing and businesses. 


SOFED will get claimants from the community at large but especially from the ex-offender community.  We also hope to get claimants referred from the court system, as they do for Drug Court.  SOFED also wants to collaborate with other community development corporations, social agencies, schools, business labor organizations and individuals who offer services needed by our claimants that we do not yet offer.


The Bible teaches that a workman is worthy of his hire, therefore, we would like to hire current/retired school teachers and college students to help tutor our claimants.  The claimants will receive the extra help, in the way they learn best and jobs will be created. 


We realize that everyone will not change but there are many who want to live a peaceful, abundant life without the threat of jail.  They must learn to do well. 


Seeds of Faith Equals Deliverance was founded on the idea of helping those in need. Ever since our organization was established, we have endeavored to provide help where the need is greatest.


Our team is made up entirely of volunteers. We advocate for those who need our help. Even a little help goes a long way.


That is why we are especially happy to find new volunteers who share our commitment to doing good in the world. Do you want to support us by helping with our work? Then do not hesitate to contact us. A helping hand is always greatly appreciated!


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