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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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House #19 in Galilee going up quickly

The family who will live in #19 is excited

watching construction taking place.

Family of House #19

Family of House #19

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New school uniforms in Philippines

        New uniforms for the children in Galilee and Pantay  were made possible

by Crawford and Judy Jones.

 

 

 

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Mission news from Bondo, Kenya

Prayers are needed for the family of 8-year-old Lemy Otieno of Nairobi, Kenya. He passed away last night from complications of malaria and a brain tumor.

Lemy.

Little Lemy

Lemy is the grandson of Jane Atieno Oteke, a wonderful and sweet lady who has taken orphans into her home for years in Bondo, Kenya, where Mission Love Seeds now has an outreach.

Victor Oduor Olang’o, who is taking photos of MLS and doing research in Bondo, once lived with Jane, and is staying with her now during his trip to Bondo.

Funds are needed to pay the hospital bill before Lemy can be released for burial, and monies will also be needed for funeral expenses. Mission Love Seeds is very familiar with this practice. It’s the same in the Philippines.

Lemy was in the hospital for 11 days.

Lemy was in the hospital for 11 days.

Please pray God will provide all that is needed to help the family with hospital and funeral expenses. God is hearing the cries of Lemy’s grandmother, Jane.

If you would like to help with these unexpected expenses, click on donate to use pay pal. Or send check to 55 Country Club Drive, Destin FL 32541. Or email missionloveseeds@cox.net for information or to let Barbi know a check is on the way.

Thank you for your help.

 

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