Who We Are

We are Mustard Seed.
We plant seeds of change in the lives of Indonesian children.

Why Indonesia?

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How We Do It

Mustard Seed International empowers the next generation and establishes thriving communities through a holistic model of transformative Christian Education.


We plant seeds of hope in the hearts of children because we believe that life-giving education can change the future of Southeast Asia.


We love because God first loved us. It is this love that compels us to go into remote areas to start schools, care for orphans and serve those in need.


We believe in the importance of local leadership; therefore, we train and equip indigenous youth with the necessary tools to help their society flourish.

Leader's Messages

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2021 Year At A Glance

2021 Year At A Glance

Thank you for sowing seeds of faith in 2021! Mustard Seed believes that the most effective way to reach out to children, set them free from poverty,...

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Embracing the New Normal

Embracing the New Normal

I remember the first days in 2011 after I got off the plane here in Indonesia. So many strange things surrounded me. Motorcycles piled up with 4 or...

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Our History

Lilian Dickson's Footprint

In 1969, Mrs. Lillian Dickson opened and dedicated a Vocational Training Institute and a chapel in Taiwan. These were additions to Mustard Seed’s existing Rescue Home for boys. “People will be our kind of work,” she explained. As she watched the beaming children march from the Vocational Building to the Chapel, she reflected: “This is the pathway of Hope”.

Since then, Mustard Seed has expanded to other areas of Southeast Asia and continues to focus on building education programs. Through the schools we start, staff, and operate, we provide hope to our students, teachers, and the communities they live in. The education, training and discipleship they receive nourishes their hearts and minds. In every classroom and children’s home we run, we teach in words and deeds about our greatest Hope. Driven by that Hope, teaching is our small act of worship.

Holding strongly to Lilian's legacy, we are focused on training and empowering indigenous leaders after God’s own heart. Currently, almost all of our sites are led by local leaders. We’re aiming much bigger – we established an innovative teacher and leadership training program to exponentially increase the number of local leaders who will be equipped to serve communities all over their nation. It is through this generation that the mustard seeds we’re planting will grow into something Christ-sized big!

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