Dear Friends, Benefactors, and Readers,
A blessed Easter Season to each and all of you from Cabrini Ministries in Swaziland.
The Lenten and Easter Seasons are a time to reflect on the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Here in Swaziland Sr. Barbara and I do this by reflecting, discussing, and meditating on the life, passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus as described in the Scriptures and in the ongoing life, passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus in the people and situations which Cabrini Ministries serves.
One of the scripture readings for Good Friday from Isaiah 52 says:
There was no stately bearing to make us look at him, nor appearance
that would attract us,
Spurned and avoided by men; suffering, accustomed to infirmity,
One of those from whom men hide their faces,
Spurned, held in no esteem
This Passion of Christ as described in Isaiah continues today in so many countries in this world. We see it continuing in Swaziland as it is crushed by suffering – small, forgotten, powerless in the grand scheme of things, made weaker and weaker by the loss of grandparents, parents, children, brothers, sisters, cousins to HIV, AIDS and TB.
In the midst of humiliation, powerlessness, and suffering Jesus knew He was deeply loved by God and trusted God to save Him. The people of Swaziland served by Cabrini Ministries also know and trust in God’s love and salvation each day.
How is that possible? It is possible through the great kindnesses and help received from friends and benefactors like yourselves. There is new life and resurrection each time the children, the sick, the hungry, and homeless here in the lowveld know that education, medicine, food, shelter, clothing are available to them through your generosity. With great resilience the people gain hope from each kindness received.
We wish to thank you for bringing resurrection all through the year to thousands served here by your generosity. God is not outdone…you will receive more than you can ever give.
A blessed Easter Season,
Srs. Diane and Barbara