As you know we, I mean the diocese of Nidaros, has a friendship link with Western Synod, a diocese of the Mekane Yesu Church in Ethiopa. Together we have designed a four year project, "Give us this Day our Daily Bread". This is our third year of the plan, and during the week our two friends, Senbeta and Elizabeth are here, we are focusing on this issue.
After lunch today Senbeta, Elizabeth and I went to the firsh market, then to a grocery store. Both places we bought food for our dinner - fish cakes, carrots, broccoli (potatoes from our garden). Before making dinner we made bread together. Typical Norwegian bread. In Ethiopia last autumn I learned how to make injerra, the typical Ethiopian bread. Now Elizabeth knows my bread recipe.
After dinner, while the breads were in the oven and while Terje did the dishes, we sat down to work on a common project.......
We will make a calendar together, with photos, recipes, stories and so on from our two churches. I am thrilled to be able to work on this :-)
May be we should start a new organisation, Bread Across the Borders