The Roots of Seed Ministry

Ministry History

Bob and Bonnie Parker accepted Christ as their personal savior as children but both ran from Him for many years. It was through their children attending Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and a child evangelist that they came back to the church and the Lord. Bob was ordained as a minister at First Baptist Church, Elizabeth, Indiana, in 1995 and remained on staff as part of the Ministry Team until leaving for Ghana in 2001.

While on a short mission trip to India in 1995, Bob noticed the children and the need for children’s workers. Upon his return home, he and Bonnie together planned their next trip to India and their emphasis was again on the children. They continued to minister in India until the doors were closed.

In September of 2000, Bob and Bonnie traveled to Ghana Africa, for their first and only short term mission trip to the area. As they shared at a school one morning, Bonnie began to cry when she saw the children carrying their desks outside to hear the story of Jesus. That night as she recorded in her journal she saw the Scripture Psalm 126:5-6.

“Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him.”
Psalm 126:5-6 (NIV)

She shared her experience with Bob and they agreed that God was leading them to full time missionary work in Tamale, Ghana, West Africa. Through their tears and God’s calling, Seed Ministry was formed as a non-profit organization in October 2000. A brief chronology of the ministry is shown below: