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.

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About johnmcmurphy

Jesus is first and foremost in my life. He is above all religions, principalities and powers. In everything He must increase and I must decrease. Into the hands of Jesus, God has placed life and death, truth and purity. strength and meaning. Only in a growing understanding of the triune God, and his son Jesus can I do, breathe, exist and serve. I have a Bachelor's degree in Bible from Vennard College, a Master's in Social Science from Azusa Pacific University and a Ph. D. from Ohio State in Family Relations and Human Development. I am an ordained pastor involved in cross-cultural ministry. I am currently employed at several colleges as an instructor. If you need to get in touch with me, just leave a comment, I screen all comments and so you can leave further contact information which I will erase before it is published. -John

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