Leading with Love

Leading with Love

Leading with Love By Mrs. Wilson,Principal on the Island of Promise I was challenged a few weeks ago by Paul Richardson’s question, “How are you leading today?” One of my 4th graders, Ani, struggles in school a lot. A few weeks ago we had an English test, and she...
Helping Children to Live Again

Helping Children to Live Again

Helping Children to Live Again A New Year Message by Paul Richardson I remember where I was sitting when I first watched a report of a “corona virus.” Little did I know that for the next two years much of the world would stand still. Many of us tragically lost our...
A Season of Sowing Seeds

A Season of Sowing Seeds

A Season of Sowing Seeds By Cyndi Richardson In little villages all across the eastern edge of Indonesia, the cords of illiteracy strangle hope away from children. On the western side, malnutrition overwhelms an island where the soil is too foul for farming. The lack...
The Power of Life and Death

The Power of Life and Death

The Power of Life and Death By Paul Richardson The evidence is undeniable. The west has rejected God, resulting in the total collapse of our culture. Character no longer matters, resulting in the deterioration of the nuclear family. Divorce rates, along with...
Leaving a Lasting Legacy

Leaving a Lasting Legacy

Leaving a Lasting Legacy By Marion SchaperAfter the sudden death of my husband, Frank, a retired teacher and MSI Director, in December 2021, I received this unexpected letter from Paul, a young teacher in Indonesia: Dear Mom Marion, My heart breaks. My deepest...
Living Water Flows On Our Island

Living Water Flows On Our Island

Living Water Flows On Our Island Written by By Teacher Ari, MSI Site Leader in the Island of Promise *** Summer 2017. I rode my motorbike through dusty, winding paths on the Island of Promise. It was over 1000 F and it would be three more hours before I reached the...