You have come to love The Miracle Meal and our pre-filled communion cups, but where did it all begin? We share how our passion for communion and a heart-breaking moment changed our lives. And we are forever grateful for this story. 

It all started in 2015.

Co-founders of The Miracle Meal, Dominic and Alidia Symes first experienced the individual communion cup Linc Church in Salt Rock. The idea was sparked and they immediately started doing research into creating this miracle meal. The primary focus was to supply communion cups at an affordable price to churches, schools as well as homes and more. Their hope was to supply the nations with this life-giving gift.  

While it remained on their heart for a while, it was only while they were on holiday in Singapore when things shifted. News came that Dominic’s dad had been diagnosed with cancer. This rocked their world. Because they had nowhere else to turn, they turned to Christ. They attended a church service at the New Creation Church in Singapore. It was here that they received confirmation about what had been on their hearts. The service focused on communion and how it was an integral part of healing, and it was healing that they needed.

It was with this heart and their vast experience in the business world that they pursued getting these pre-filled communion cups in the hands of the nations. They have since partnered with some great investors and business leaders across the world. This has allowed them to not only supply this gift in South Africa. They also supply The Miracle Meal communion cups in London, Canada and the United States as well.

With greater vision for more locations across the globe, their hope is share the gift of Christ and His Miracle Meal. You can partner with The Miracle Meal and help spread the good news of His healing sacrifice. To find out how, contact us today because we would love to hear from you.

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SOUTH AFRICA: COMMUNION FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If you’re new to faith or you have been journeying through it for some years, you may still have some questions about communion. Communion has been an incredible gift to us and sharing that with others is our privilege. We share some important details about communion for you to remember, and how we are ready to partner with you as The Miracle Meal.

 

WHAT IS COMMUNION?

The bible teaches that communion is an act of remembrance for what Jesus sacrificed for us on the cross. During the last supper, Christ broke bread with His disciples and offered them a sip of wine from a cup. He shared that the bread represented His body and that the wine represented His blood spilled for all of mankind.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF COMMUNION?

Communion reminds us of the sacrifice that Christ made for us. It declares the gospel and displays His love for the church and His people. We are privileged to give thanks for that sacrifice through the act of communion.

HOW FREQUENTLY SHOULD COMMUNION BE OBSERVED?

The bible does not have a commandment about how often we should share communion, however the first church in Acts 2 dedicated themselves to the breaking of bread. This seems to suggest that communion was a regular part of their gatherings. We don’t see this as a command, but an honour to keep communion as a consistent part of our lives. In our churches and in our homes.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNION?

Anyone who believes in the sacrifice of Christ and believes that He died for their sins can participate in communion. It does not save anyone or redeem them, only inviting Jesus into their life can do that. But it does act as a reminder of the gospel and draw us back to the cross.

WHAT ARE THE ELEMENTS OF COMMUNION?

The bread or wafer represents the body of Christ that was broken and torn on the cross. The cup of wine or juice represents His blood that He so willingly spilled for the sins of humanity.

IS COMMUNION ONLY TO BE PRACTICED INSIDE A CHURCH SERVICE?

The bible talks about the church sharing communion together, but the local church looks different today than it did back then. We as individuals are called to be the church, and therefore communion can happen anytime, and anywhere. Whether it is at church, at home or in small ministry groups. Our remembrance of Christ and His sacrifice is not only limited to a Sunday service. Let us allow ourselves to remember Him always.

 

We at The Miracle Meal want to invite you to partner with us as we bring communion to churches and to homes across South Africa. Not only do we have pre-packaged communion cups available in different quantities for the size of your congregation, but we also have a 21 day prayer pack for you to share at home. As an added piece of encouragement, why not gift someone you know with the 21 day prayer pack as well. It’s the kind of gift that will keep on giving, into eternity.

 

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The Miracle Meal: The History Of The Communion Cup

Communion is at the very core of our Christian faith, but what about communion cups? How did these small cups come to be? We look at how communion has evolved over the centuries, and how we arrived at the individual communion cup.

Back in the day every church would make use of a single chalice for what would represent the blood of Christ. Some still make use of them today, however after COVID-19 that may not remain true for long. Churches actually started introducing individual communion cups in the 1890’s when sanitation started to become an issue. Based on the current times that we live in, we can understand why churches would want to change.

Since the 1890’s, individual shot glasses became the trend. They would be served to congregants with a wafer, cracker or piece of bread. And along with all the time that went into preparing everything, the cleaning up process would then follow. Have you ever tried to wash 250 individual shot glasses? Or even 2500? This was standard practice for many years. Until…

The pre-filled communion cup. From the perfect amount of juice and the simplest wafer, to disposable cups that no longer needed to be washed. Life has made the act of communion so incredibly simple, just like the gospel. He loves you and He will love you forevermore, not because of anything you did or will do, but because He already did. He died for us so that we could have life, and life in abundance. And a pre-packaged communion cup just adds to that abundant life!

Our pre-packaged communion cups can be found throughout South Africa, as well as globally in AmericaCanada and London.

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