Children love stories. Children love pictures.
Create Seeds exists to create culturally relevant storybooks, colouring books, animated storybooks and interactive apps that communicate the love of Jesus to children with little access to this good news.
We are part of Create International, a ministry of Youth With A Mission.
Jesus said, “Let little children come to me.”
We take Jesus' words literally, but the question is how do we do it?
Every kid on this planet loves pictures. Pictures can speak 1,000 words regardless of the language barrier. Many of us were impacted by books when we were young. In the west, we have wealth of beautiful Christian children’s resources while much of the world remains impoverished. We believe unreached children need books in their own cultural styles, with characters that look like them and use language they can understand. These books need to speak to them where they are at, from their perspective, to be culturally relevant and communicate the truth in a powerful way.
Our mission as a team is to see this need met by producing such resources with a high standard of excellence in storytelling and visual arts.
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LORNA, Within Reach Global Founder/Vice President
We are so blessed that Create Seeds helped us provide a tool that effectively reached the children of the people group we target in an unreached area. It has become a great tool in initiating conversation, interest, and friendship. Create Seeds designed a book for the children among the Chinese Miao, Yi, and Hui. The drawings and illustrations are so attractive and accurate. When the children saw the graphics, they immediately relate to it, opening their hearts to the gospel and God's love. We have seen salvation among the children as we use this material. At least 300 children received this book; most are being discipled now as they made their decisions to follow Christ. We want to say a huge, THANK YOU Create Seeds! We are so grateful for your partnership in this endeavour. The seeds you have planted through this ministry is growing!
MANUEL, YWAM Frontier Mission Thailand Coordinator
Create Seeds produced the illustrations for my book The Great Victor which portrays the Gospel for the whole family. The Create Seeds staff was always kind, quick to answer and flexible and capable in realizing and incorporating my suggestions. Often they offered me drafts with different choices to choose from. The illustrations they produced are stunning beautiful, detailed and rich. I'm 100% satisfied with the results. They produce quality work filled with the creativity of the spirit. I hope to partner one day with them again.
PAUL YOUNG, author of #1 New York Times bestseller The Shack
A wonderful and creative telling of humanity’s journey that is easily accessible to both adults and children.
meet the team
Meet Myra! After getting an honours degree in graphic design she scored a job in a big children's book publisher in Australia. Feeling a sense of a higher calling, she left that role and dove into missions with Create International for a solid 20 years. With a heart for unreached children, Myra pioneered Create Seeds. With two kiddos of her own, Myra's not just a graphic designer and an illustrator but also leads Create Seeds right from down under Australia.
Here’s Rick – a farm kid from Canada who once dreamed of being a wildlife artist. But instead of painting animals, he ended up training them (birds of prey specifically)! Eventually, he began to hear a whisper in his heart - “I made you to teach kids about full life, not just teach birds how to fly.” So he took off to school, earned 2 Art degrees, and then travelled the globe teaching art to kids of all ages with his wife Becky, and their awesome squad of four sons. Today Rick serves unreached children through Create Seeds as the Training Coordinator and an Illustrator.
Meet Roshan, a self-taught writer and artist who discovered his passion for storytelling at the age of fourteen. He wrote and published a novel, but knew he wanted to do a little bit more with his passion and joined Create Seeds. Not only does Roshan love to write, but he also thoroughly enjoys the process of bringing stories to life and will happily walk alongside someone in their writing journey.
Kyla is a professional children's book illustrator based in Manitoba, Canada. With a background in missions and creating contextualized resources for unreached people groups, she has developed a skillset to bring stories to life with her art. Kyla strives for excellence and versatility in her work, so she can be flexible to each new project’s needs. Her heart is that she would pursue deeper obedience to God with her artistic voice and that the works she creates would serve to edify and inspire her readers.