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On May 19th, 2012 gospel sensations Mary Mary and Pillsbury egg scrambles and grands came to Brooklyn to award the winners of the ‘Something Big Contest’. The congregation of True Holy Church: City of Refuge were the winners of a private concert by Mary Mary and also had breakfast provided by Pillsbury.  The contest lasted for a duration of six weeks and started in October 2011.  In essence, the church contestants had  to submit a video of themselves identifying a need in their community and mobilizing their ministry to actively meet those needs. Mary Mary was gracious enough to join True Holy Church for breakfast and sit down for a few questions and answers.

André:  How did you come up with the idea for the ‘Something Big’ contest?

Erica:  Initially, it started after the album ‘Something Big’. We wanted to make sure what we were doing was something more than just the music. We started the relationship with Pillsbury to support the Eggs Scrambles and Grands Biscuits. We really wanted to challenge people to do something big, we started with smaller campaigns and ended with this one. Also challenging people to change the community and so greatly impact the community that it would make folks pay attention.  Really proud of the church that won the competition, because for such  a small congregation to have such a massive impact is quite commendable

André: Was it a hard choice narrowing down the churches to arrive at the ultimate winner?

Tina:  There was some good stuff. Whenever you have people that are making a great effort to help other people, I don’t necessarily know how you put labels on what’s better. You kind of have to just go with what moves you and touches your heart. Because we commended everybody that went beyond their norm to help and make an impact on someone else’s life. But, this was quite impressive. To have 100 members, 275 bags of food a week , over 10,000 bags of food given away over time, that is something BIG. That’s definitely 2 fish and five loaves.

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