Following World War II, Lillian Dickson, a Presbyterian missionary from the United States, founded what became the organization Mustard Seed when confronted with the horrible conditions at a government run leprosarium in Taipei. In time, she began working with pastors across Taiwan in an attempt to minister to the suffering survivors of the brutal Japanese occupation. Many Taiwanese, especially those living in the remote mountainous areas, were starving and desperately ill.
In a devotion written by Dr. Robert Schuller, Pastor of the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California, he shared the astounding fact that over 1,000 churches, schools and hospitals exist on the tiny island of Taiwan today as a direct result of the work of Lillian Dickson and her husband James. Literally hundreds of thousands of Taiwanese Christians became followers of Christ through the missionary ministry of the Dickson’s. Because of their planting of so many churches and the discipleship of thousands of pastors and church leaders, the extensive missions of Mustard Seed Mission Taiwan are financially self sufficient. No funds from donors in the United States or Canada are required to support their many homes for orphaned and abandoned children, schools, medical facilities, centers for the care of the elderly and other outreach ministries. In fact, Mustard Seed Taiwan has generously supported Mustard Seed ministries in other Southeast Asian countries through their prayers, encouragement and financial contributions.
Please contact Mustard Seed Mission Taiwan with any questions or comments concerning our evangelical missions ministry.