Here is another guest post from our parishioner and CRS Ambassador, Cate. You can find the full post on her blog.
The CRS had served almost 1.2 million people in Zambia... and on the second Sunday of Lent at Christ Our Hope, we are reminded again of the "Sacredness and Dignity of the Human Person"
Catholic social teaching inspires and guides how we are to live and work in the world. In this principle, Sacredness and Dignity of the Human Person, we remember that, when God created us, he made us in his image and likeness. That means that every human being has a special value and purpose. We need to care for each other so that we can be the people God calls us to be.
During this weeks Lenten Soup Supper, we witnessed the story of Hope from Zambia - the story of Evelina Banda.
We started with a prayer before soup service. Kristi, Stu and family and their neighbor Linda donated the delicious soups that served about 60 parishioners and residents of the Josephinum. The CRS Ambassadors also made a nutritious and traditional Zambian soup called " Ifisashi" from the crsricebowl.org website lenten recipes. It was surprisingly so easy to make using just 5 ingredients .
CRS Ambassador Cynthia gave a testimony about her mission trip to Africa - and how it changed her life and had left a motivation to do more for the church.
Here's a picture collage from last Sunday's soup supper-
With the generosity of our parish community, we continue to celebrate the Lenten season with soup suppers in fellowship and continue to learn about the incredible works of CRS.