This is a series of 14 episodes. portraying the life of Two girls, Daisy and Molly. Incidents that happened in the life of these girls are portrayed in a drama form. Daisy is a TPM believer and Molly is from a Non-TPM background. This is written in a drama form, for easy understanding. The names of the characters are fictitious.
Episode 1 – Dining Hours
We see food served on a dark brown dining table. A mountain of salad, with carrots and cucumbers, nicely cut in oval shape is placed in the center. Silver colored plates are placed on east, west, north, and south sides of the table. A casserole with snow white rice, decorated with green peas is steaming forth with an irresistible aroma. We also see a spoon taking out fish pieces from the pond of red gravy to serve it in a plate.
Mother of the house (Mom): No! Wait for prayer! How many times you have to be reminded not to eat food without prayer? Close your eyes now and let your Appa thank God.
We see Daisy and Joseph close their eyes and join their hands in prayer.
Father of the house (Dad): “Thank you God for this wonderful food. Bless it and give them that have not. Amen.”
We see this beautiful Christian family enjoying their food. The atmosphere outside the window appears to be dark. It seems as if it is the night. God has lit up candles in the sky and we can see them shining through the window of their dining room.
Joseph: Why don’t you send with me the tithe of fishes to the faith home? Teju Anna told us a few weeks back to give ten percent of everything to the saints of God! He specifically mentioned that If we keep some part of what belongs to God then it will be cursed.
Mom: Your father has already given the tithe of his income. He takes his salary first to faith home and hands it to Pastor to pray over it. Then pastor takes ten per cent from it and returns us back 90%. It is with that 90% he has bought this fish. So there is no need to give it from this. God has already blessed it.
Joseph: If so, then why fish tastes a little rotten. Is part of this fish cursed, as it tastes decayed?
Mom: Throw that piece away. Take a new one from the curry. Your father doesn’t know how to buy fishes. He doesn’t know the difference between fresh fish and one that is stinky old.
Dad: Yeah! Your mother is an expert when it comes to fishes. Not only fishes! She knows everything better than me. I don’t know how to select a good fish from the bad ones. In fact, I could not make a distinction between a good woman and a bad one. If I was an expert, I would have not married your mother. I would have identified a better woman and married her.
Everyone starts laughing.
Mom: So who is asking you to stay with me? Go and marry a better one! Let me see who is ready to marry a person like you. It’s me who is staying with you for so many years. Other girls would have fled the very first day of your marriage.
Dad: Relax sweetie! I was just joking.
Joseph: Appa! Didn’t you say God showed you through a dream that you must marry Amma?
Dad: Yes! I saw the servant of God in a dream of wearing white dress appear in the dream and he said to me to marry your mother.
Joseph: Where is that servant of God now?
Dad: Devil caught hold of him. He ran away with one sister.
Mom: He was an anointed servant of God. He used to talk a lot with me before devil made him backslide. He had great revelations.
Dad: Oh! That’s surprising! I didn’t know that he used to talk a lot with you. I used to wonder why faith home telephone bills used to soar rocket high during his tenure!
Mom: Shut up! You have an evil mind. He was a saint! He was such a holy loving saint. Telephone bills were excessive because of sister Lydia. She was the gossip girl. She used to make stories about him and discuss with sisters in other faith homes every day in absence of a brother.
Joseph: If he was such a holy saint, why did he elope with that sister?
Daisy: Jose.. shut up! Appa told you devil caught him. Haven’t you read in the book of Revelation that devil threw the third part of stars of heaven to fall on the earth?
Joseph (to Mom): How do you know what stories sister Lydia used to make on phone?
Mom: Brother heard her telephonic conversation one day, while she was complaining about his behaviour with girls of faith home!
Joseph: How did he hear her telephonic conversation?
Dad: He had secretly placed a parallel telephone connection in his room so that he could listen to what sisters are gossiping on the telephone! It is the usual trick of most brothers in local faith homes. There was a big fight later that evening, in the faith home. Brother was transferred. Center pastor called him and punished him by transferring him to a small local faith home.
Joseph: I am up with dinner. My stomach is full. Can I go?
Mom: No! Bad manners! Wait for everyone to finish. Your father has something to say to you before you both go to bed.
Daisy: About what?
Mom looking at Daisy: About your admission to engineering college.
Dad: Tomorrow you have to stand in front and give testimony in Sunday service about how God made your impossible admission to engineering as possible.
Daisy: What will I say? You know I don’t want to do engineering. You people forced me to apply.
Mom: Keep quiet! What will you do without studies? Will you sit idle at home?
Daisy: I want to go to the ministry!
Dad: We also want our eldest daughter to serve God? But first, finish your studies. Complete your engineering and you can then join the ministry.
Daisy: What is the point in wasting money and time for worldly engineering if my ultimate goal is ministry?
Dad: Poor, uneducated sisters are treated badly in faith home. You will not get respect if you have no education. Elder sisters will make your life hell. On the other hand, if you finish off your studies and then enter ministry then who knows you will get a chance to serve God in foreign lands?
Dad: No more discussion on this, Daisy! I know what I am asking you to do. Be thankful to God. You will testify tomorrow.