We take for granted here in the UK 🇬🇧 that we will be able to eat 3 square meals a day, though I realise that for many turning to food banks has become the only way forward.
As you know I have been doing lots of foody type stuff for 60@60 and have now cooked my 40th recipe; Moroccan Squash and aubergine tagine. (see below)
For Lent I am doing some food related things related to the persecuted church. Part of this is to go back to basics. North Korea 🇰🇵 is the worst country in the world for persecution and is also desperately poor, especially outside the towns. The state of the economy and the need to support the military means that there frequently is insufficient food for all. Many live on one meal a day and are required to work extremely hard on top of this. For those in labour camps they are lucky to get some rice and thin soup each day and often have to catch snakes and rats to survive.
I plan from Saturday to eat like a North Korean for a week. So for me it will be a can of soup and some bread once a day. Nothing like what they go through but a big challenge for me as I like my food!
It will be good to symbolically stand with them. Open Doors helps to get food and medicine into North Korea to support those most in need. And when North Korean Christians get food they share it with others in need-the concept of “Holy rice”. It’s challenging for us to give from our wealth but they share gladly out of their poverty.
For Christians the Bible is like spiritual food. That is something North Koreans cry out for but to be caught having one lands you in jail or worse. Physical food and spiritual food-both hard to come by. This little video speaks of the many hidden bibles…