There’s another side of House Church every week. For awhile we were serving soy milk & fruit as snacks afterward, but the soy milk became unavailable to purchase in bulk. So a little over a month ago, we hired San Aye, a mother in the community, to make sausages for house church every week. She had a sausage shop on the side of the road previously, but her mother-in-law was our friend arrested last month and she was scared to open her shop again.
Being able to hire her every week to make snacks was a great way to help the family and spend time with her. In general, we love finding ways to benefit the community in both directions: who we are purchasing from as well as giving to.
Other than that, it was a stretching experience.
Every Thursday San Aye & I would head to the market at 6 or 6:30am. We’d buy sausages and then get back in time for me to bake bread at 8. Around 3pm, San Aye would come back to our house and fry up the sausages.
I’m just not sure I can describe it to you.
I have no idea what these sausages are made of. She says they are mostly chicken and fish; I’m skeptical. The one I could read in English was shaped like boiled eggs–white circles with yellow centers. The ingredient list is:
Ingredient Meat 60%
“Ingredient meat”? What does that even mean? And ten percent lard?! We were hoping there is protein in there, but it’s hard to say for sure.
Then she fries all the sausages, which I just didn’t know was a thing. They puff up while they fry and then shrink back in a very unnatural way.
It smells awful.
But the kids love it. And we love win-win-wins 🙂