A Pathway in the Wilderness

A Pathway in the Wilderness

A Pathway in the Wilderness Hundreds of native Papuan men and women jumped and danced under the bright July sun. Their tanned skin was covered with white body paint. Colorful tropical feathers crowned their heads. The beat of tifa (Papuan traditional drums) commanded...
New Hope. New Life. New Dreams.

New Hope. New Life. New Dreams.

New Hope. New Life. New Dreams. By Paul Richardson “I stepped off the plane in Papua with a full heart. I was about to spend a week traveling with some of our best young teachers and leaders.” *** I had asked Ari, Siela, and Michael to meet me in Jayapura. Ari...
The Power of A Letter

The Power of A Letter

The Power of A Letter “One letter. Who would have thought that something so simple and easy could actually make a difference?” *** Did you know that in villages where Mustard Seed serves, many children have never received a letter or read a book? Can you imagine that...
Beautiful Feet Reaches Rusen Island

Beautiful Feet Reaches Rusen Island

Beautiful Feet Reaches Rusen Island Beautiful Feet Reaches Rusen Island Remember Elisa and Michael, MSI’s TransformNation students who graduated in July? They have arrived at Rusen Island and have been teaching the students there. Together with MSI Site Leaders, Dean,...
Graduation of Students in Spice Island

Graduation of Students in Spice Island

Graduation of Students in Spice Island Graduation of Students in Spice Island What would teachers do when they want to motivate and reward their students, but don’t have a school budget to do it. Would this obstacle make them give up on the idea? Not so with the...
The Meaning of Family Day at School

The Meaning of Family Day at School

The Meaning of Family Day at School The Meaning of Family Day at School   “We hope that this event will make the bond between parents and their children stronger…” Siela, the Spice Island's School Principal   Parents and teachers have a common...