Destin-based Mission Love Seeds began construction on its sixth church in the Philippines a few months ago.

The new church, in the village of Admiral, will be used not only for services, but also for Bible studies, shelter from typhoons, weddings, baptisms and other gatherings. The other five churches are located in the villages of Dumpsite, Sitio Pantay, Bacolod, Abuyod and Binayuyo.

“After working in the village of Admiral for more than 12 years and holding Bible studies in a lean-to and under shade trees, children and their families will finally have a nice place to study the word of God and not worry about it being cancelled due to pouring rain,” said Barbi Carroll, founder of Mission Love Seeds. “There have always been plans to build one in Admiral.”

Mission Love Seeds found the right land and when it became available, they put out a call to supporters to help purchase it. With help from The Calison Foundation, Earl Baumgardner and Charla Jordan Baumgardner, the Bernice Shanklin Foundation, Judy and Crawford Jones, and other supporters, funds were available to purchase the land and move forward with the project.

A $20,000 grant from Grace Foundation of Destin enabled MLS to begin construction and the funds would be used to provide materials and labor for construction of the building, water purification, and outdoor grill.

“God is so good. To him we give all the glory,” said Carroll.

If you would like to help with the building and/or furnishing of the church, visit or send a check, made out to Mission Love Seeds, to 55 Country Club Drive, Destin, FL 32541. For more information, call 850-865-1055, 850-650-5583, email or message the Mission Love Seeds Charity page on Facebook.