Beautiful Feet

Journey & discover the beautiful feet of those who bring glad tidings to children all across Indonesia

EASTERN ARCHIPELAGO

Mustard Seed's works at the Eastern Archipelago dated back from 1976 when our founder Lillian Dickson set her beautiful feet for the first time. With the help of Dr. Bob Pierce, the first school and teacher training program were established at the highland of Papua. The works continue making footprints for generations.

Faithful Footprints

JUNIOR HIGH STUDENTS

SENIOR HIGH STUDENTS

MUSTARD SEED TEACHERS

LOCAL TEACHERS

Stories of Peace and Transformation

Can schools really change children's lives? Today we will dive into stories of children and their teachers who promote peace and transformation from the playgrounds of highland Papua.

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Facts & Figures

Making Papua A Better Place For Women

Making Papua A Better Place For Women "Elsha’s song, I Am Free with God, is an anthem fuelled by the injustice she felt growing up as a girl in a male-dominated culture. Women are silenced because they are not valued as equals. They are excluded from participation in...

A Father to the Fatherless

A Father to the Fatherless "A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families" Psalm 68:5-6a Happy Father’s Day! We pray that God surrounds you with Godly, fatherly figures, and mentors. We are happy to...

Building Character from A Guitar Lesson

Building Character from A Guitar Lesson Today, Indonesian people celebrate their Independence Day. As many of the Mustard Seed schools are spread between the Indonesian archipelagos, we take this special day to thank God for the work He is doing in Indonesia. Mustard...

My Life Has Changed through MSI's Soccer School

My Life Has Changed Through MSI's Soccer School Medi was only 11 years old when he was lured into a drug gang on the streets of Papua. He was a child growing up on his own with little guidance from his step-parents who lived in another city. Medi was lonely and lacked...

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About the Eastern Archipelago Teachers

The Eastern Archipelago teachers consist of one Mustard Seed site leader and 12 TransformNation interns who serve children at three local schools: a Mustard Seed school and two partner's schools.

Rasi, a MSI's site leader, was one of Mustard Seed's children at Seeds of Hope Children's Home. He received scholarship from Mustard Seed, and after graduating from university he was assigned a teaching position. Through the years, his leadership ability were recognized and he was promoted to principal.

The TfN interns serving at two local schools are Kashi (assigned as school principal), Tirta, Paul, Harta, Constance, Raymond, Alicia, Leland, Tabitha, James, and John. Anthony, another TfN student, is assisting Rasi at Mustard Seed's school.

About the Island

The schools that Mustard Seed serves at the Eastern Archipelago are located at the highlands of of Papua Island. Although the island is very famous for it's world-class mining sites, it has the most underdeveloped areas compared to other regions in Indonesia. The island is also suffer from unstable political disputes for several decades.

There are around 3,5 millions people lives in Papua with almost 30% of the population lives in poverty. In several areas on the remote villages, the poverty rate reach more than 40%. 21% of the population can't read and write.

Another significant factors contributing to the underdevelopment in Papua are the challenging topography, tribe wars, and gender inequality.

Things to Discuss

1. We have watched the video of Lionel and read several stories of students in Papua. At some points in their lives, they met adult caregivers who led them to life-changing opportunities, through various activities at school. What do you think were the essential parts that lead them to the transformation?

2.What do you think about a study that stated “nearly nine out of ten people of faith, felt God's love and heard about the good news before the age of 18”. What kind of influence that a teacher can do to his/her students?

3. What kind of changes would you like to see in the lives of children in the Eastern Archipelago 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 Eastern Team and the children of Eastern Archipelago

Prayer Requests

1. Please pray for the teachers who are serving children at the Eastern Archipelago. May they continue to be excellent at their work and can lead children to know their purpose in God. May Mustard Seed's teachers promote love, stability, and peace wherever they serve.

2. Please pray for the children and their parents. May God help them to prioritize education for their children, and value their girls equally with their boys.

3. Please pray for peace and unity in Papua. May all dark powers that try to steal peace and kill harmony between the tribes be gone in God's powerful name.

Put Love into Action

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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