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Donations needed for clean water supply

10351078_10153316771391040_2385343066374141222_nChildren and families should not have to live like this. They need fresh, clean water to drink. All life needs water.

If you can make a donation to help MLS build a well in Bondo, Kenya, please message Barbi Carroll on FB, or email missionloveseeds@cox.net. Remember, no donation is small when it comes from a big heart of love.

You can also donate on this website.

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Mission coordinator in Bondo, Kenya

Victor Oduor Olang’o, his wife, Caren, and one-year-old daughter, Dorcas, are moving from Nairobi back to Bondo, Kenya, where Victor grew up. He will be the mission coordinator and work closely with Mission Love Seeds to improve the health and safety of those in the village.

Victor walks for miles on the dusty roads to check on the families in Bondo.

Victor walks for miles on the dusty roads to check on the families in Bondo.

 

 

Bondo, Kenya

Bondo, Kenya

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first major project will be to dig wells to provide clean, fresh water for the villagers so they do not have to drink water from the dam.

 

This small child must ride long distance to get the family's water supply and at the same time, care for the small sibling  so the parents can work during the day

This small child must ride long distance to get the family’s water supply and at the same time, care for the small sibling so the parents can work during the day

Children get water from the dam.

Children get water from the dam.

Animals share the same water villagers use for drinking and cooking.

Animals share the same water villagers use for drinking and cooking.

 

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Time to think about Christmas

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  It’s that time of year when MLS begins planning Christmas for the children,

and some of the first donations are now being received.

Toys and other items will need to be shipped in November to arrive in the Philippines in time for Christmas.

If you would like to donate toys, other items or financial help, send to

Mission Love Seeds Inc.
55 Country Club Drive East
Destin, FL 32541
phone: 850-650-5583
fax: 850-650-3523
Email Us
www.missionloveseeds.org

      or use the donate button on this site.

 If your church, office, school or organization would like to have a special love offering or toy donation for the Mission Love Seeds program in the Philippines, call Barbi Carroll at (850) 865-1055.

Remember, no donation is ever too small and every child should have a Christmas.

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Four huge bags of Beanie Babies for kids living in poverty in the Philippines! Perfect!

 

 

Four huge bags of Beanie Babies for kids living in poverty in the Philippines! Perfect!

All the Beanies were donated by David and Tara Brinkley and made possible by Katie McDeavitt Holbrook.

Just in time for Christmas! Perfect.

Just in time for Christmas, Thank you, Jesus!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MLS distribution in Philippines

In August, Mission Love Seeds distributed clothes, shoes, blankets and more to the families in the Philippines. A hot soup lunch was provided, also.

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10th Anniversary of MLS

 

mugsblueBe a part of Mission Love Seeds 10th anniversary celebration and purchase mugs in black, blue, yellow and a few left in green.

 

They are $10 each or 4 for $35. Postage will be $7.50.

 

Ask about discounts for larger amounts.

 

Help MLS continue its work and be part of its anniversary year. Great way to let your friends and family know about Mission and the work they do.

Contact us or order here.

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MLS celebrates 10th anniversary

Barbi Carroll and Pam Griffin will be at Destin United Methodist Church Sept. 5 and 6 to raise money for MLS projects. Come visit with them at the Fall Flair and help celebrate our 10th anniversary.

2013 Fall Flair

2013 Fall Flair

The sixth annual Fall Flair Arts And Crafts Show, sponsored by Destin United Methodist Women, will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 5 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 6 in the Life Center at Destin United Methodist Church, 200 Beach Drive.

Booths feature baked goods, homemade crafts, jewelry, books, Christmas items and more. Dine at the Soul Café. Proceeds go directly to the church, which uses them in the local community.

 

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Teens work to make water safe

By Pam Griffin

Clean water is the primary issue in Bondo, Kenya, and is Mission Love Seeds’ latest outreach project.

“The water situation is serious, and the most vulnerable are the elderly and the children,” said Barbi Carroll, co-founder of Destin-based MLS. “Families survive on dirty, unprotected water from the local dam and must walk hours to collect their daily water supply. Many illnesses come from the water, and the bacteria that cause cholera are all present in that unclean water.”

Children and their families must share contaminated water with animals due to scarce water points in Bondo.

Children get water from the dam.

Children get water from the dam.

In the warm sunshine of mid-morning, a mother gives her mud-caked boys a bath in the lake at Victoria Dam, while a few minutes later a woman and child come to fill large plastic jugs for drinking a few feet away. Later, a dog runs into the lake for a drink and a swim. Near dusk, cattle and donkeys gather to drink.

To make it worse, the lake is highly contaminated because most of the runoff drains there. The dam is the main water source for about 1,800 people, and in periods of drought, people will walk 10 miles or more to fill up barrels of water and then return home.

“It never goes dry,” said Victor, mission coordinator for Mission Love Seeds in Bondo. “It is the most reliable place to get water around here. But the water is not clean.”

MLS plans to eventually drill water wells, but right now the plan is to harvest and treat the water.

Brock and Benjamin Baumgardner experiment with water harvesting at their home in Alabama. The boys have worked with Mission Love Seeds for many years, in the Philippines and in Kenya.

Brock and Benjamin Baumgardner experiment with water harvesting at their home in Alabama. The boys have worked with Mission Love Seeds for many years, in the Philippines and in Kenya.

Two 16 year olds, brothers Brock and Benjamin Baumgardner of Alabama and Destin, spent more than two weeks in Kenya this summer with their father, Earl Baumgardner, helping Mission Love Seeds. They know first hand the conditions that children live in on a daily basis.

The boys are now doing experiments in water harvesting at their home in Alabama to help MLS provide clean water for the children in Bondo. Brock and Benjamin are trying to make a difference for the children. Water harvesting is the capture of rain where it falls or the run off and taking measures to keep that water clean.

Mosquitoes are another real problem in Bondo, and Mission Love Seeds has plans to provide mosquito nets for each child. Each net costs only $5, a small amount to save a child’s life.

If you would like to help with clean water and/or mosquito netting, visit missionloveseeds.org, call 850-650-5583 or send check to Mission Love Seeds Inc., 55 Country Club Drive East, Destin, FL 32541.

This article first appeared in The Destin Log on Aug. 23, 2014.

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Children in Philippines have special meal

What a blessing for the kids of Mission Love Seeds in the Philippines.

The kids of Galilee, Philippines.

The kids of Galilee, Philippines.

A dear friend, Eleanor Esguerra de Castro (in pink top) provided food for the feeding and shared the word of God to the children and their families.

The feeding was held at the mission church in Galilee.

To God we give the glory, for Him using Eleanor to feed the hungry kids living in poverty.

Thank you, Eleanor! May God bless you, always!! Thank you, Zapanta Fely ! Thank you, Elsa Alonzo Pacamana, Alonzo Pacamana!

 

Eleanor Esguerra de Castro speaks words of encouragement to the mission moms.

Eleanor Esguerra de Castro speaks words of encouragement to the mission moms.

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House #19 finished in Galilee

The family has moved into House #19 in Galilee, Philippines. Pastor Larry was there with them on the big day.

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Mission Love Seeds began in 2004 and to celebrate its 10th anniversary this year a new photo book shows a few of the faces of MLS during those years.

Available as an ebook for iPad for $9.99 or as a hardcover book with dust jacket, a small coffee table book, for $40.82.

All profits go to mls to help more children around the world.

To order visit http://www.blurb.com/b/5484605-mission-love-seeds?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=bookstore-share

 

Mission Love Seeds anniversary book

Mission Love Seeds anniversary book

 

 

 

 

 

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