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and muddy journey, the team was greeted by a very unusual custom: the women of the tribe would use their best bowl and towel to wash and wipe the feet of the visitors. It was an extravagant act of service that moved many of the members to tears. Jocelyn Bacasno said, “When the lady washed my feet it was as if Jesus was washing my feet, I was overwhelmed. I had never felt such love, it was simply divine.” Moreover, despite their simple circumstances, they were so eager to provide food for the team that, as one team member put it, “we had to guard our plates or else they would shove chicken or more rice at you when you weren’t looking!” The hunger God fed On the final day of ministry, the team conducted a training session for about 90 missionary interns, teachers, pastors and Christian workers to encourage them and empower them with creative teaching methods for their schools. Trina Law, team member, was impacted by the passion and hunger of the villagers and missionaries who came for the two-hour empowerment. They travelled with their children, not in a car, but weathered

hours of walking and cycling through heavy thunderstorms just to be equipped. The team from Trinity decided to be a blessing and made plans to whip up a generous feast to feed the “multitudes”. The team stayed up late the night before, peeling and chopping copious amounts of garlic, onions, chillies and tomatoes. Armed with an enormous pot and stove fuelled by burning chopped wood, three team members and six locals cooked up a storm for all 129 attendees. With only 20 minutes left to lunch time, the team looked at the enormous pot of biryani (rice with spices and chicken) and the rice was still raw! (A standard two cups of rice would already require 20 minutes to cook – what more rice to feed more than 120 people.) With lots of raw rice and little time left, the “chefs” added in the most important ingredient, faith. They covered the pot of biryani with a cover that did not fit the pot properly. Then, they prayed very hard. When lunch was to be served, and the pot of biryani was opened, God had performed a miracle — the rice was perfectly cooked! The team served a spread of Biryani, Pepper Chicken, Brinjal Curry, Payasam, Egg, and Onion Salad. A feast so lavish it would normally be seen only at weddings. Everybody enjoyed the meal and had their second and third servings. In addition to the sumptuous meal, the team handed out thick coats and blankets for every attendee and their families to prepare them for winter. The team had set out to bless the people in Bihar spiritually and physically. In turn, the members were blessed by the joy in the people they met, the faith lessons learnt, and their passion and hunger for God. Missions is truly a partnership with God to see His message of Salvation reach the ends of the earth. T 53

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Profile for Trinity Christian Centre

Trinitarian Magazine Issue 4/2011  

Trinitarian Magazine Issue 4/2011

Trinitarian Magazine Issue 4/2011  

Trinitarian Magazine Issue 4/2011