Lent is an important period for Norwegian Church Aid. During these weeks they run a Lental campaign to raise money to help people around the world. I have volunteered for NCA through many years, and I've also travelled with them to several countries where they work.
Part of their promotion of the Lent campaign is to invite guests from the country where they work. The guests travel around in Norway telling stories from their lives and countries.
One of the guests this year is Helene from Kenya, and for the moment she is here in Trondheim. Tomorrow she will come and have lunch with us at the diocese office where I work. I have invited all my coworkers to have lunch with us, just bread, cheese and jam, coffee and tea. And for this they must pay a prize in money, which will be given to the NCA campaign.
We are almost halfway through Lent, and the coming Sunday we will celebrate when Jesus made the few small breads and fishes belonging to a young boy, enough food for several thousands. Bread is a main part of the Norwegian kitchen, and tonight I've baked bread to take to the lunch tomorrow. Four big bread pluss alot of small ones. And with the mesmerizing smell of fresh bread filling the house my choice for supper was without question - bread with brown goat cheese, a glass of milk, a cup of tea.
So simple! So perfect!