Shincheonji Church, the 2nd story of 'respecting the elderly' "Let's eat together." campaign
Shincheonji CheonAn church now is practicing the second campaign of 'respecting the elderly', entitled "Let's eat together." at Shinbu Culture park in CheonAn, ChoongNam on 10th of September.
Shincheonji, the tabernacle of testimony, CheonAn church practiced the second campaign of 'respecting the elderly', entitled "Let's eat together.' at ShinBu Culture park in CheonAn, Choongnam on 10th of September.
On that day, various kinds of events were provided such as a food table called 'Let's talk', food tables booths which has 8 stories including gratitude, blessing, etc, photo zone to deliver our mind to loved ones and survey board to look back our daily lives, entitled 'How many times do you eat with your family a week?'
On that day, there was a survey board for 200 citizens to participate. Especially, a particular survey drew an attention since 70% of respondents answered zero time to the questionnaire: 'How many times did you eat with your family?'.
Kim Yong Sik (26) who took part in this survey said, "I've realized that there were many more respondents who answered 'zero times' to the questionnaire. I felt sorry and sad when I found out the fact that there are many people like me who are not able to eat together with their parents. I found out that even though when I had time to eat together with my family, I've focused on eating only. I didn't think of communicating with my parents."
In addition, He said that "'Korean says energy comes from meal.'. Through this campaign, I felt how precious it is to have a conversation time to take care of not only physical health but also my families' mind."
CheonAn church explained about its motive saying, "It is the fact that we are having less time with our families even though now is the time when we can interact as much as we want. We held this campaign to recover our communication culture which is disconnected today and to spread out culture of happy meal time which we are able to acquire precious values such as manners, consideration, communication, empathy, etc which is inner power of meal time.
Subsequently, they said "Beyond having one meal together, I hope that this event becomes a time to realize food table manners which can teach courtesy to our children pleasantly and to perceive filial piety. We will make more efforts to spread harmony in various fields and spread sharing culture."
Furthermore, Shincheonji CheonAn church is volunteering in various fields such as 'Love for all nation & Sharing of peace', 'Wall painting stories with hope', 'Door to door healthcare', 'The Pink Cloth Delivering warmth (delivering a meal box to the elderly living alone) and 'Beautiful senior, Brave life (silver culture for the elderly)'
** The article is published at the Times - https://c11.kr/4irp