If you’ve been following the blog for any amount of time, you know that we have a well established rhythm of posting on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. You also know, I hope, that I cherish this blog as a place to hash out ideas related to discipleship and the ways in which that plays out in various areas of life.
It’s for that reason that I hope you’ll pay close attention to an exception to that pattern. I want to invite you to a part of spreading pure happiness to one of the darkest places on earth.
North Korea, as you may know, is known as the “hermit kingdom” for good reason. It is intentionally exclusive of the outside world filtering news, religion, technology, etc. The result is a population that is literally left in the dark (Google “North Korea at night” and look at the images that come up to see what I’m talking about).
For most of the year, our team in South Korea is busy launching balloons carrying things like Gospel fliers and Bibles, but this Christmas Eve, we’re going to launch something entirely different into the world’s most closed country.
Why, you ask?
The inspiration comes from an event that occurred almost a hundred years ago, during World War I, known as The Christmas Truce. During one of the most violent events in history, soldiers from England and Germany came out of their trenches to sing carols and play soccer by moonlight. For one night, the war was put on hold in favor of humanity.
We believe that for one night, it’s possible to share simple joy with the people of North Korea.
The rest of the year we’ll continue to send socks, medicine, flyers, and Bibles as balloon payloads. But on Christmas Eve, Peeps will fall on North Korea like snow along with other personal care items.
But we need your help!
Each Peep costs $1.00 to launch and with your participation, North Koreans will be able to share in the simple joy of marshmallow treats.
Click here to go to the Peeps page on the Seoul USA website and click on the “Sponsor Peeps” button to make your donation.