Over the weekend (15th to 16th May) my church sent out 27 short term missionaries to Rh Chendang in Ulu Balingian to bring the good news. Besides we were also to share with the long house brothers and sisters practical knowledge of dental care and study skills. Our able and energetic youth group also prepared their personal testimonies in BM . Lina led a special women's fellowship with the ladies. Through our prayers in the past for the longhouse people three mothers have great news for us!! Through their strong beliefs these three were able to conceive in the last few months. They shared their great joy with all.
Specifically my task was to ensure that our "special kitchen" was activated to enable the women folk to enjoy Christian sharing and activities. Lina and I with a new recruit Mr. Pao of Emmanual (Bintulu) took charge of the cooking with the help of three very able and well trained kitchen hands (whose work is equivalent to a food processor!!) We also had two very special chefs to help us do the BBQ.
Benedict Ling also prepared a special Sibu styled Foochow breakfast enough for 70 people!!
Our provisions originally were enough for one dinner and one breakfast but we had enough to extend to another lunch at the Balingian Church for another 80 people!! God's grace was provident!!
My thoughts were of two fishes and five loaves all the time. It was good to praise God and cook at the same time in the kitchen.
Second portion of the pork was sliced thinly for BBQ with pandan flavour by Chef Benedict and Assistant Chef Lisa.
This is Grace Methodist Church's special BBQ. You can guess our ingredients.
These are my kitchen angels - Bee Yien - Elaine and Pearly.
5 a.m. in the morning preparing breakfast - kompia from Sibu!! (with sliced meat prepared by Benedict - special taste and flavour!!)
Early morning - 5 a.m. fried rice with luncheon meat and well sliced cabbage!! There were several rounds of rice frying!!
This is Mr. Pao. Preparing the Aussie Cabbage with mock corned beef !! We needed the strong Foochow arms to stir the dish for lunch at the church.
Who are these little mice peeping through the hole? Prizes if you guess right. Email me!!
Here you see...pickled cucumber (properly chilled in the freezer) and curried eggs (Mother's Day celebration - must have eggs) and various other dishes!!
It was by the Grace of God that we prepared more than enough food for everybody and our cup runneth over.....
Thanks to all who helped to make our Feast on the Table a glorious witness for God.