God is so amazing! Thank you Jesus, for using this obedient couple and their friends.
God is so amazing! Thank you Jesus, for using this obedient couple and their friends.
A feeding Jan. 31 was done by Barbi’s sister, Teresa Bussa in honor of their sister, Nora, who passed away the week before.
Doesn’t it make your heart smile to see these little ones so happy?
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!
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.
Christmas has come to the Philippines … thanks to all the supporters of Mission Love Seeds.
MLS started the Christmas meal and distributions today, Dec. 20, in the now 10 villages plus 40 new families who moved to Galilee. A lot of people, but God has provided and is still providing money to purchase all the needed supplies.
The meal includes spaghetti and peanut butter sandwiches (the children’s favorite), and of course APPLES. The children can go back as many times as they want to, until little tummies are full.
Smiles are bright and eyes are glowing as they receive their plates, plus clothes, toys and so much more.
Here is a link to see the photos, with more coming in this week.
Here is another link from Day. 2, Dec. 20.
Thank you to all the supporters for Christmas 2014.
Mission Love Seeds, with the help of residents, visitors and organizations, has made sure foster children in the Destin community will have tons of toys on Christmas Day.
The 67 foster children from FamilesFirst Network will have a wonderful Christmas morning, with toys and clothes from their wish lists. People in the community responded as never before.
But let’s not forget God’s little children in the Philippines, Kenya and around the world who will not open a gift with a toy on Christmas morning or eat a hot meal on Christmas Day.
“Supporters went above and beyond to provide the best Christmas ever for our local kids,” Barbi Carroll, founder of Mission Love Seeds, told The Log. “With the sudden death of my dear brother David Carroll, we are, however, far behind in raising funds for kids living in poverty in our mission areas in the Philippines and Kenya. At this late date, an apple or an orange would be a total blessing to the kids who have nothing.”
MissionLove Seeds can purchase 150 apples for $50 in the Philippines and oranges are just a little higher. Donations are needed to help purchase hundreds, if not thousands, of pieces of fruit by next week.
To donate funds to help purchase fruit for these children on Christmas Day, message Barbi Carroll on Facebook, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 650-5583 or send a check to 55 Country Club Drive in Destin, 32541. You can also donate above with credit card.
Mission wants to help more little ones — a meal, a toy, a piece of fruit — not much but enough to bring big smiles to their faces.
“Can you imagine most kids have never had an apple or orange?” Carroll said. “Please help if you can.”
Article first ran Dec. 20, 2014,
in The Destin Log.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Destin-based Mission Love Seeds is once again planning its Christmas meal and gifts for the children in the villages in the Philippines. Each Christmas, MLS provides dinner and gifts for the children in the Philippines through their Adopt-A-Family program.
Also this year, MLS has plans to feed the hungry and provide warm blankets for kids living in extreme poverty in Mission’s newest outreach in Bondo, Kenya.
“Another Christmas is coming quick, and the children in the Philippines, and now also in Kenya, should have a big smile on their faces when they see how generous the supporters of Mission have been,” Barbi-Carroll Hawbaker, president/founder of Mission Love Seeds, told The Log.
Toys have already been shipped to the Philippines, but it is too expensive to ship toys to Kenya at this time. Instead, money will be provided so Mission Coordinator Victor Oduor Olang’o can provide a small gift or candy for each child in Bondo.
If you or your group or organization would like to Adopt-A-Family this year, message Barbi Carroll on Facebook, email email@example.com or visit www.missionloveseeds.org to donate online. Checks may be mailed to Mission Love Seeds Inc., 55 Country Club Drive East, Destin, FL 32541. Note if your donation is for the Philippines or Kenya, or you might want to sponsor a family in each country. For more information, call 850-650-5583.
The cost to adopt a family is $25. Adopt one — or as many as you can — and help put a smile on the faces of children.
If you feel you cannot adopt a family at this time, and would still like to help, call about making a cash donation. Or maybe you would like to purchase the Mission’s Heavenly Delights cookbook. Buy one for $19 plus shipping and get a second one free. Remember, no donation is ever too small.
If you have never helped Mission Love Seeds, try it. And see what a big smile it puts on your face and in your heart. Help provide a Christmas for those who have nothing.
A gift of food and a hot meal will be a blessing to a child and his/her family.
Every child should be able to smile at Christmas.
This article first appeared in The Destin Log Nov. 22, 2014.
NOTE: Think about those who have nothing for Christmas. Mission Love Seeds can’t help them all, they would if they could. But they can help a child to smile in the Philippines or in Bondo, Kenya. And, of course, they help children here inDestin all the time. It is only $25 to sponsor a meal for a family at Christmas. Won’t you help? Please?
Can you imagine drinking this water? The children in Kenya drink it everyday! Children and families should not have to live like this. They need fresh, clean water to drink, and Destin-based Mission Love Seeds plans to drill water wells in the area.
“Seeing photos like this just totally breaks my heart,” Barbi Carroll, founder/president of MLS told The Log. “Kids are dying every day from drinking the contaminated water.”
If you can make a donation to help MLS build a well in Bondo, Kenya, or to help with their other outreaches in the Philippines or locally, please message Barbi Carroll on Facebook, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or use credit card at missionloveseeds.org.
Remember, no donation is small when it comes from a big heart filled with love.
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.
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.
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
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.