Kashi, Teacher in Training



Age: 20

2nd year in program

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Hello, I come from a village in the island of Papua. I have two sisters and one brother, and I was born into a Christian family. My father passed away 16 years ago. A few years after that, my mother remarried, and my step-father paid for my education through high school. My step-father is a construction worker and my mother is a homemaker who also tends a garden.

I received Jesus as my Lord and Saviour when I was in the 7th grade. Even though I knew about Jesus before then, I hadn't truly given my life to God. Since that time, I've learned to surrender my whole life to be shaped and used by God. I have experienced many struggles and challenges, but I thank God because He has never left my side and has helped me through every one of those situations.

I hope that many Papuans will come to know Jesus personally. I hope that a new generation of Papuan leaders will lead fairly, wisely, peacefully, and responsibly while prioritizing the needs of the people, and that they will be able to get rid of corruption and other problems that currently afflict Papua.

I dream of seeing my city led by local Papuans who fear God. To realize this dream, Papua needs high-quality Christian teachers, and I am excited about the possibility that has been provided for me to play a role in Papua’s transformation.

I love reading. I dream of a time when Papuans become famous authors.

I request prayer for the growth of education in the city where I grew up, and for those who are called to be teachers but haven't realized it yet. Pray for the people of Papua who still live in darkness, the leaders all over Papua, and for the churches of Papua. Pray also for the work of Mustard Seed, as well as for my education, family, future and eventual place of ministry.


*Not her real name