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Multiplying Ministry: Eating

March 3, 2011

How can what you eat affect ministry? I remember as child being asked to eat dog, durian and blood soup and responding with vile rejection.  I remember to this day the face of my hosts when I did so.  When Jesus sent out his disciples to do his work and share about the Kingdom of God one of the very first things he told them was “eat and drink whatever they give you” (Luke 10:7).  Gulp!

Eating what they give you shows acceptance and it gives honor to the host.  I remember how I felt when I offered a friend a large chunk of my precious extra-sharp cheddar cheese and he vomited it out in front of me.  I would not want my reaction to food to be the final straw in keeping someone from an eternal destiny with Christ.

How would you swallow a tarantula?

During the multiplication of ministry training here in Cambodia our attendees passed my test with flying colors! What do you think you would have done?

 

The latest Aussie BBQ!

Even those from vegetarian countries!

Elders who learn new things!

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Beth Moore permalink
    March 3, 2011 10:23 pm

    Steve this is great! =) I got a good chuckle out of it too- because I was just in Nicaragua on a mission’s trip where we saw tarantulas- and when we came back- someone commented on how they are a delicacy in Cambodia!

    Praying for you, your family and your ministry continuously!

  2. Andrew Rankin permalink
    March 4, 2011 9:54 pm

    Glad to see that Ananda stepped up to the plate . . . the dinner plate.

    • March 4, 2011 10:41 pm

      Coming from a vegetarian country. . . it was a huge step for him! But he did it!

  3. Andrew Rankin permalink
    March 4, 2011 9:55 pm

    I’m actually craving some crickets right now. Mmmm.

  4. November 19, 2011 3:38 pm

    That is the most amount of food that I have seen CP eat ever … its usually just coffee :-) God is Good!

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