An Easter reflection

With Easter upon us, our CEO Catherine has given me the honour of acting as Guest Editor for this Autumn edition of your Independence newsletter.

The Easter story is one of trial and sorrow, but ultimately new life. It’s particularly relevant to our work, where we stand alongside disadvantaged Australians as they journey towards new beginnings and independence. Jesus himself said: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

This month you’ll meet Janine*, who was forced out of work after an accident, but overcame many challenges to return to the workforce in her dream job. I’ll also introduce you to Skye, who was struggling in a disruptive home, but is now repairing family relationships and pursuing her passion for dancing. And lastly there’s Meredith, who’s endured lifetimes worth of pain, but is now finally enjoying the safety and dignity she deserves.

All three women know how different their lives are with the support of caring people like you, and are grateful beyond words. Thank you for seeing the value in every Australian and giving generously so that they may experience the grace of new life.

Paul Molyneaux

*Name has been changed to protect the privacy of the person we helped.

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