Day 23: Man Does Not Live on Bread Alone

A new threat from North Korea to the rest of the world is almost a weekly event. However, for the people in North Korea, BTJ is predicting a battle for survival that has nothing to do with war with America, Japan, or South Korea. It is a battle against starvation.

To battle this, Chinese missionaries that are supported by Back to Jerusalem have developed unique ways to locally source food without trying to bring it in from other nations. Sanctions have been slapped on North Korea in recent years that keep desperately needed items from going in or out of the nation. By locally producing and sourcing it, there is no need to import it from other areas.

The North Koreans are being taught how to do it themselves and at the same time, the missionaries are able to share with them about Jesus. They are able to pray for them and show them what it means to do business as with Christian ethics by being an example. BTJ missionaries are able to work with the locals to produce crops of rice, corn, potatoes and soybeans as well as producing protein through pigs, sheep, goats and poultry.

Back to Jerusalem missionaries cannot fix the food shortage for the entire country, but they can make a big difference for the ones that they are working with and living with.

Prayer Points:

  • North Korea suffers from constant food shortage
  • Though people are dying on a regular basis from starvation in North Korea, the total number of deaths is not known
  • Pray that God continue to use His people to provide food to those that are suffering from starvation

Today’s Scripture Reading:

Psalms 107:4-9
They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in. Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them. Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses. And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation. Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.