Central Archipelago

In Central Archipelago, Mustard Seed works in Java, Kalimantan, Bali, and the Lesser Sunda Islands. Our lab school in Java is a model of transformative Christian Education. It produces excellent and loving educators, serves thousands of children, and blesses communities through education, coaching, and discipleship.

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Latest News from Central Archipelago

CI School Java Opened Its First Junior High in the Midst of the Pandemic

In the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, those at CI School in Java are keeping their heads up and continue serving their community *** There was much to be done that day. But Anton made up his mind and strengthened his heart. The news that the families of twelve students...

Schools that Change Communities

It’s back to school time again! As you might be aware, our teachers and students in Indonesia have overcome great obstacles to stay connected in the midst of rising Covid-19 numbers over the past few months. In several areas where Mustard Seed serves, cities are in...

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 is the founder of a school on the...

Schools and Student’s Homes Shattered

“Mustard Seed’s village schools and student’s homes on the Island of Promise have been ravaged by the hurricane and heavy floods. Some have suffered significant damage and, in some cases, were completely destroyed." *** It will take months for the community to rebuild...

A Flood of Hope

“Although floods and storms have severely damaged many areas of the Southeastern Archipelago, hope arises within the stricken communities." *** Mustard Seed teachers, hand in hand with our students’ parents, set up a volunteer post and an emergency kitchen in our hub...

Update! Disaster in Indonesia

“A three-day rampage of tropical cyclones in the southeastern part of Indonesia has left 8400 people without homes. Most of them are from the Island of Promise where Mustard Seed hub school is located." *** Ari, Mustard Seed International site leader, was able to send...

Please Continue to Pray

“Please continue to pray for the safety of Mustard Seed's teachers, students, their families, and communities surround them." ***   Facebook Instagram youtubetwitter

Disaster Hits-Please Pray with Us

“A hurricane size storm has hit Indonesian southeastern islands unannounced, flooding the rivers and breaking dams. The storm is expected to rage on for the next two days on three main islands where Mustard Seed schools are located." *** Over 100 deaths have been...

Hub School Sparks Hope on The Island of Promise

“Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” (Psalm 23:6) *** When Raymond was just a little boy, he heard a story about how God was full of love like a father. As an orphan from an...

Hello from Nipa Island

Hello from Nipa Island What would you do if you were stuck on a passenger ship for two days and two nights? Anita and Dana, two MSI TransformNation graduates on their way to Nipa Island, used their teaching skills!   *** This is not a luxurious cruise ship. You don’t...
Here we will take a look at the work on the Island of Promise. Because of your support, a hub school is being developed and children are receiving an education at 18 village schools across the island.

Watch How Your Love Reaches Out!

Facts & Figures

Click above to see more pictures of the development of our hub school building on the Island of Promise

Click above to see more pictures of the children & teachers at the hub school

Click above to see more pictures of the children & teachers at the village schools

About the Teachers and the Schools

The works on the Island of Promise consists of the development of one hub school and 18 village schools across the island. The hub school is designed to be financially independent and looking forward to subsidize the other 18 village schools. The village schools practice farming to help the operational cost of the schools.

The schools serve 499 children through 43 teachers, including 7 TransformNation interns: Lydia, Jordan, Erin, Victor, Joy, Mario and Meli.

About the Island

The Island of Promise is known for its thousands of hilly savannahs. Because of it's challenging topography, the villages are scattered on the hills with many disconnected from modern facilities such as electricity and clean water.

There are around 5,3 million people on the island, with 20% of them living in poverty. Most of them are farmers with a nomadic culture. The high school drop out rate had reached 25% and around 429,000 people still can't read and write.

Things to Discuss

1. The Board of Education's data shows that 1,3 million of children on the Island of Promise dropout by the time they reach high school, and more than 400 thousand are still struggling with literacy. Do you think that schools and young teachers can make a difference?

2. Let's discuss how the support from North America has reached these remote villages. What is your advice so we can help more children gain access to education and maximize their potential?

3. What kind of changes would you like to see in the lives of children on the Island of Promise and how can you be a part of those changes?

4. Is there any questions do you have about the work? What would you like to learn or understand better?

Prayer Requests

This is how you can pray for the children and teachers at The Island of Promise

Prayer Requests

1. Please pray for the teachers who are serving children on the Island of Promise. May they continue to be excellent at their work, leading children to know their purpose in God. May Mustard Seed's teachers grow in perseverance with love whenever they serve the children in remote villages.

2. We give thanks for the provision that was utilized to build two classrooms, a playground, and two student bathrooms. Please pray for the provision of the following needs:

* Well drilling. They are struggling to get clean water.

* Adding six more classrooms.

* The ongoing projects: teacher's bathrooms, gymnasium, school fence, floor finishing, and more playground equipment.

3. Please pray for the children and their families. May God protect them against all virus and diseases. Many of them don't have access to heath care facilities and clean water.

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We are a letter from Christ… written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts
(2 Corinthians 3:3)

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