Tom on Mustard Seed Village

by Tom Sine –

We are looking forward to this 20th year of our Celtic Prayer Retreat, inviting you to join us in celebrating the launch of the Mustard Seed Village.

Mustard Seed Village, Camano Island, Washington

Mustard Seed Village: an ancient-future model of sustainable faith and sustainable living.

We purchased our 40 acre site in 1989 as a site as a place for spiritual retreat, community and education. We have shared our vision for the land at every Celtic prayer retreat and have sought the prayers of those who have joined us. Our prayers are finally be answered. For the past two years we have been working to create an educational program to serve college students to launch the Mustard Seed Village. Recently we have signed a memorandum of understanding with the Creation Care Study Program who offer semester away programs at their two campuses in Belize and New Zealand to offer our semester away program on our land on Camano Island.

Starting September 2012 we plan to offer a 15 week semester away program for 10 to 20 college students. We will enable them to explore sustainable ways of living and serving God in our volatile future. As you know we are coming together in our 20th annual Celtic Prayer Retreat to focus our spiritual retreat on Jubilee and New Beginnings. We also ask to join us, after a 20 year wait, in celebrating the launch of the Mustard Seed Village as start construction on our first classroom and community garden this summer.
Thanks be to God!”