Children love stories. Children love pictures.
Create Seeds exists to create culturally relevant story books, colouring books, animated story books 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 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
After completing a graphic design degree from a prominent university and landing a job at a major children's book publisher in Melbourne, Australia, Myra gave it all up to follow a call from God to enter into international frontier missions with Create International. After 17 years of full time ministry in frontier missions she began the Create Seeds branch of Create International, focusing on reaching unreached children. Born in Jakarta, Indonesia, a mother of two and illustrator of several children's books, now leads Create Seeds from Melbourne, Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Design with honours from Swinburne University of Technology and received ministry training through YWAM's University of the Nations, as well as having done online training under professional international children's book illustrators.
Rick grew up on a pig farm, in Canada, with a love for animals and drawing, which he began as soon as he could hold a pencil. After achieving a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Calvin University, he worked as a freelance artist while also training bird of prey in various wildlife parks. However, after feeling a tug on his heart to "teach kids about life through art" he pursued a degree in art education at the University of British Columbia. His career as an art teacher opened up a variety of opportunities to teach in both Canada and the USA, as well as on the mission field in Papua New Guinea, Tanzania, and Cambodia, all with his wife, Becky, and their 4 sons. He now uses his gifts for creative teaching and art to reach people with “the news of the FULLEST life.” This journey has led him and his family to YWAM where he now serves with Create Seeds as an illustrator and teacher.
Jason, Myra's husband, is an award winning filmmaker originally from NY now based in Melbourne with their two kids. He has been making cross cultural films for unreached people with Create International for 13+ years, and often freelances professionally and has produced several short films and web series with international awards.
He is involved in the Create Seeds team of advisors and serves on staff as a writer.
Joy was working with Create International ministry for 4 years as a motion graphics designer. During her sabbatical, she did an illustration school in South Korea for 1.5 years. She loves illustrating children's picture book. She just recently joined Create Seeds team and is hoping to use her art for God’s kingdom.