Mission Updates as of April 19

by missionpam on April 14, 2014

APRIL 19
Work continues in Philippines. Prayers needed.

Please keep Mission Love Seeds Coordinator Zapanta Fely and the mission team in your prayers. Fely and a team have already left Antipolo City, Rizal Philippines and headed to Leyte where families are still devastated by the Super typhoon. Many boxes of supplies are waiting for the teams arrival and will be distributed while the team is there.

The team is carrying over 200 pairs of flip flops, shoes and much more needed supplies. The team will also cook for hundreds of families and plan to do feedings for kids and their families morning and night for about 5 days. The team will be sharing the word of God and showing the love of Jesus!

As you are sitting down for your Easter meal, the team will be arriving in the area to begin showing the love of Jesus. It is a long trip to Leyte from the mission office in the Philippines . The trip takes about 1 1/2 days by road and boat. Lets keep them in our prayers!

MORE NEWS JUST IN APRIL 15

Barbi Carroll reports:

“More answered prayers.

“Mission Love Sees is so excited to announce this church will receive new
comfortable chairs for the orphans and members.

Church in Kenya

Each Sunday, children’s school benches and desks are used for seating.

“Thanks to the huge heart of Dave Gant of Crescent, Oklahoma, this church will receive new chairs and food for the orphans.

“To God, we give all the praise and all the glory! Thank you, Jesus! Thank you Dave for allowing the Lord to use you in this mighty way!”

MISSION IN THE PHIILIPPINES

Happy, healthy children in the Philippines.

Mission Love Seeds does make a difference.

If you should ever doubt the importance of MLS to these children, just look at their faces.

Ten years ago, the children of the Philippines looked like the photos of today’s children in Kenya — the same sad face, full of hopelessness, hunger and poverty.

But today, they are smiling big, big smiles from ear to ear. Their little tummies are full, their health has improved through medical and dental clinics, they look happy. Now they have hope and love.

“My prayer is Mission Love Seeds will be able to do the same for the kids and orphans of Watamu, Kenya,” said Barbi Carroll, founder of Mission Love Seeds.

“Someone mentioned the other day, ‘The kids look so clean and so healthy’.
“Yes, they do, because every dime that is donated goes to improve the lives of the kids living in poverty. All the clothes and shoes you see on ALL the kids are donated by generous supporters.

The clothes and shoes are collected at our Destin office and then shipped to the office in the Philippines and distributed in the nine mission villages. Just hearing these words from someone who just learned of the mission’s work, made me feel so good that others notice the wonderful appearance of the kids,” Carroll said.

“Most importantly, the kids are taught about the Love of Jesus!”

Kids waiting to sign up.

Kids sign up for VBS.

The children are attending the annual Vacation Bible School for 4 days in the village of Galilee. Children sleep at the school so they don’t have to travel long distances back to their villages.

Boys enjoy their meal.

Mission recently had feedings and clothing distributions in the villages. The food was made possible by Destin United Methodist Church and the Life Center.

Mission Love Seeds distribution of clothing, shoes and toys!

On Saturday, April 12, the mission team distributed clothes, shoes and toys to children living in poverty, in the villages of Admiral and Dumpsite.The distribution was held after the feeding.

Awwww... a baby doll almost as big as she is. The smile says it all!

Darwin, in the yellow strip shirt, has been sponsored through the Mission Love Seeds’ Sponsor A Child Program since 2007. Darwin is still being sponsored for his college through Sarah Fudge of Colorado. Darwin volunteers his time and is very active in the Mission giving back to help others. Here Darwin is helping Mission coordinator in the Philippines Zapanta Fely with distribution of clothing and shoes to the kids.

MISSION IN KENYA

One of the youngest at the orphanage.

In the past month, the lives of 28 orphans at the Breathe of Heaven orphanage in Watamu, Kenya, have changed for the better.

Mission Love Seeds and its supporters raised money for new floors in the church and the school.

Now, thanks to two very generous supporters the children will no longer have to sleep on dusty dirt floors. The new floors are being made possible by Judy and Crawford Jones of Destin.

Also, supporters Gary and Suzy Sims of Destin, Rosemary Hean of Montgomery, Ala., Jewel Toffier of Santa Rosa Beach, and Debra Stickelber of Santa Rosa Beach have made it possible for a water supply to be created near the orphanage. The orphans will no longer have to walk a long distance for their daily water supply. Prayers are being answered everyday.

To God be the glory!

Mission Love Seeds has wired funds to the orphanage for the waterline, meter, concrete floors for the orphanage and some food.

From bad news to good news! Answered prayers!

It would cost almost $300 to ship this food to Kenya.

The bad news! It would cost almost $297 to ship 50 lbs. to Kenya! Wow! What a shocker!

Good news! MLS decided it would be much better to wire the funds raised for shipping to the orphanage and they can purchase the foods they need.

The mission director/photo journalist Earl Baumgardner and his twin boys plan to travel to Kenya in May to do a documentary on the orphanage. The team can take the food and more supplies when they go.

“The Lord always has a plan and His plan is always best! Thank you, Jesus,” said founder Barbi Carroll.

Meals are cooked over a wood fire.

Outdoor kitchen


All the meals for the 28 orphans are cooked over an open wood fire. The floor of the kitchen is dusty dirt. Mission Love Seeds is praying to improve the kitchen and make it more sanitary.

Pastor Samuel does not own the land of the church and orphanage so improvements must be made simple and temporary. Any improvement would be of much help to the orphans.

Children are eating on new church floor.

Josephine feeds the children.

The pastor’s wife Josephine gives a plate of rice and beans for the orphans’ meal. The kids look so dirty, hungry and sad!

Pastor Samuel and his wife Josephine do the very best they can for the kids.

Children always wash their hands before they eat.

If any of you would like to make a donation to help make improvements to the kitchen, chairs for the church, at $9.50 each, food or clothes for the orphans, you still have time to donate. Here is the link to donate, http://www.missionloveseeds.org/blog/donate/.

Please message Barbi Carroll and let us know where to use your gift. As you can see no donation is too small. The need is so great, so urgent!

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