Blessings just keep coming for Mission Love Seeds children in the Philippines thanks to Destin residents. A recent pool party was made possible by Dollar General and its manager, Castelo Caroline.
First time to see a pool
This was the children’s first time to see a pool and they used new toys, floats and balls to have a fun day.
Dollar General donated the floats and swim toys and Mission Love Seeds coordinator in the Philippines Fely Zapanta came up with a plan to make the toys fun for the kids.
The children from the village of Galilee were invited to a swim party at a pool about an hour away from the village. Fely and the village leader Lala organized the whole event. Lala works for the Barangay and was able to use the government transportation to transport the floats, toys, food and children to the pool site.
Loaded and ready to go.
If you would like to help the children supported by Mission Love Seeds, whether in the Philippines, Kenya, Appalachia or right here at home, visit www.missionloveseeds.org, call 850-650-5583, email firstname.lastname@example.org or send a check to 55 Country Club Drive, Destin FL 32541.
When Barbi Carroll, founder of Mission Love Seeds, opened her door, imagine her surprise when she found 500 toothbrushes, donated by Nancy Hartsock Williams.
“The tooth brushes will be distributed during a Medical Clinic that will be held later this year in the Philippines,” Barbi said. “God is so good! Thank you, Jesus.”
The toothbrushes are all packed and ready to ship.
If you can help with shipping costs, click donate above or contact Barbi at email@example.com or on Facebook at Mission Love Seeds Charity.
And more surprises came from Dollar General.
“Tthe Lord just blessed Mission love Seeds with tons of children’s cute shoes and all kinds of cool items,” Barbi said. “My vehicle is loaded down with boxes from Dollar General. Thank you, Jesus! Thank, you, Castelo Caroline.”
Children work hard in the village of Galilee, Philippines, to help build the houses. This is house #20, going up fast thanks to hard work of the villagers.
Mission Love Seeds’ class of 2015 has graduated in the village of Galilee. After the ceremony, lunch was served with one of the children’s favorite meals, spaghetti.
Gifts were also presented to the young graduates.
Mission coordinator Fely Zapanta (left) and teacher Alice with 2015 graduates.
Boys in class
Girls in class
Children pray before eating.
Fely gives thanks before lunch.
Children also received gifts from supporters here in Destin.
Dollar General and Castelo Caroline donated
sunglasses for graduation.
David and Tara Brinkley gave Beanie Babies to the children.
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Mission Love Seeds is preparing for vacation Bible school at the end of this month and is expecting twice as many children to attend. Many of the kids arrive early in the morning and will not eat all day unless the mission provides food for them.
Photos show the children in 2014 enjoying the lunch prepared by Mission Love Seeds every day.
If you would like to be a blessing to the kids during the VBS activities, please help by providing funds to purchase food. No donation is too small. Visit
http://www.missionloveseeds.org/blog/donate/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This family is getting house #20.
This family will receive a new house, thanks to Jeremiah Seitz , Thess Embile Seitz and their supporters!
God is so amazing! Thank you Jesus, for using this obedient couple and their friends.
Work has begun to drill the mission’s first (Bore Hole) water well in Kenya. The water well is being drilled by hand and estimated to take 60 days or more to drill.
The water well is being made possible by a grant from The Grace Foundation of Destin, Florida
God is so good! To God be the Glory!
Two men raise dirt from the well.
The buckets of dirt are heavy.
One man works down in the hole — digging.
Destin-based Mission Love Seeds needs light weight children’s clothing to send to the more than 1,000 children it supports in 10 villages in the Philippines. With more villages added, plus the clothes needed for some children in the Destin area, there is always a need.
Lisa Snuggs donates many items, including clothes, to MLS. She recently donated some of the clothes her daughter Phoenix had when a young girl. The children in the Philippines are so happy when they receive Destin clothes, and they look so cute.
The children really like the clothes they receive that have Destin or something about Destin on the T-shirt or shorts.
Gently used or new clothes would be appreciated. Or if you would prefer, a monetary donation would be used for shipping the clothes to the Philippines, which can be quite expensive.
Visit Mission Love Seeds Charity on Facebook, call 850-650-5583, mail check to 55 Country Club Drive East
Destin, FL 32541 or email email@example.com to make donations.