Never too early for Christmas

Staff Writer
The Destin Log
Andy Cook, his wife Kimberly Bryant Cook, and their children Easley, Embry, Kaylee and Aven drove all the way from Alabama to deliver back packs, school supplies, plus $215 which will go a long way to help pay for shipping.

Many people in Destin have already started collecting and buying items for Mission Love Seeds to send to the children in the Philippines this Christmas. Shipping begins in October so packages will arrive at the MLS office there in time for Christmas.

The colorful back packs and schools supplies include writing paper, art paper, pencils, erasers, scissors, pencil sharpeners, rulers, Glue sticks, colored pencils and much more.

The back packs and school supplies will be shipped to children living in poverty in the village of Galilee, where the Cook family sponsors a child through the Sponsor A Child Program.

The donation was made possible by Andy and Kimberly Cook, Thrivent Financial and supporters in the Wiregrass area.

If you would like to be a part of Christmas for the Philippines and children here and in Kenya, visit to see how and where to donate. Clothing, toys (including the traditional Barbie dolls and small trucks), books for the little library, videos and CDs, and toys for the under ones. Also, monetary donations will be appreciated to help with shipping costs and other purchases that are made in the Philippines for the Christmas dinner.

On Facebook visit the Mission Love Seeds Charity page to see donations as they arrive and the work that is being done by MLS.