AN ADVENTURE OF REDEMPTION
BY DANIEL MINNELLA
Staring at the steaming pile of boiled fish entrails and the side of roasted, grated cassava, I remember the missionary stories I learned in Sunday school years ago. “This is what it takes, I guess.” I squirm a little as I raise the ball of food to my mouth and see the faces of my companions watching me as if I were about to perform an impossible feat. I drop the warm, spiny ball into my mouth and chew. “Lord, please don’t let me barf,” I pray. I force a smile and say, “Ahap itu!” (“It’s good!”) Those sitting on the bamboo floor around me all smile and laugh. They off er me a communal jug of water.
Taken from CMML Missions Magazine