Just a handful of rice.
When a Christian Chin mother is measuring the rice to cook for each meal, they scoop out a handful of rice and put it in a separate container. This handful of rice is taken to the church where is it added to other and then designated for special ministry. Some of the rice goes to the preacher’s family, some to newcomers or some to widows. If a surplus of rice is on hand they sell it to a church family and use the money for similar benevolent needs. This custom has been carried to our First Wesleyan Church family and is actively practiced in our Burmese speaking congregation.