Posts by christopherrheman

Justice for the Oppressed

August 10th, 2018 Posted by Immersion Internship – 2018 0 comments on “Justice for the Oppressed”


Hello!!! Here is Chris!! I am back again.

What I have learned is to confront injustice and empower people, to be an agent of change in my community. “O man, God has told you what is good and what does the Lord require for you but to do justice, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” Read your Bible on Micah 6:8.

I am saying all these things because I know the importance of justice. It brings peace and joy in life as a reward of God. Say when you can know the truth, it will set you free. You change the way you look at your things, the thing you look at changes by faith even when you cannot see. Doing what Jesus did, empowering the kids and the families around. Keep that open heart for Christ. The power is released to those who are open on praying for other people. God saved your life for a purpose: you need to bring other lives to Jesus Christ. I am really shaken up over the things I learned from Micah: for his teaching about justice. He made my mind be open and I realize that, in my country of Malawi, people there need to know more about justice. When I go back home I am going to stand and teach about justice for the street kids. I will tell them that God has their future. And God needs to use them in his Kingdom. That’s my passion for justice and I want to do what my Father in heaven needs me to do in this earth. Thank you to all the teachers and all the staff members of Poetice for your good care and change in my spiritual life.

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Christopher Rheman – 2018 Immersion Intern

His Will Gives Me Joy

August 1st, 2018 Posted by Immersion Internship – 2018 0 comments on “His Will Gives Me Joy”

My outreach experience was great. I liked it because I learned many new things.

My joy of this trip was seeing people who don’t know Jesus confess that God is their Father. God told me that it is not about me but that it is about Himself. When I am doing His job, His will that gives me joy. Another great joy for me was learning about the discipline of simplicity. This was joyful for me because I learned to seek God’s kingdom first before anything. 


I learned to paint when we painted the school in the village for the first two days. I also learned how to fix the desks with pliers, wire, hammer, and nails. On the third day, I learned how to build the road in the village. During the kids camp, I learned more leadership skills that I will use in the future at my kids’ ministry at home. During outreach, it was also my first time to weed in a field. 


The biggest challenge I faced was being sick at the start of the trip. I overcame this by praying for my health and for the ministry we were serving. This helped me to get well and continue ministry within the team. Another challenge for me was seeing people for the first time who do not know about God. I tried to encourage them that there is a God who created them, and I tried to help them know Jesus by ministering to them.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Christopher Rheman – 2018 Immersion Intern

The Endless Love of God

June 28th, 2018 Posted by Immersion Internship – 2018 0 comments on “The Endless Love of God”


My name is Christopher Rheman from Malawi. I am 25 years old, offspring of four and am the second born. I applied to the internship and was accepted, and I am excited for what is to come this season. 

Day one: In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth, is what we learned from Abby. The second day, we learned about “The Fall.” The image of God was destroyed. God created all races to reflect his true image. God created people, and everything we do is like a foundation. God created people to be people. 

Identity – we learned about identity from Daniel and Sarah. We are created to be loved by God, made from a relationship of love for a relationship of love. Shame is the intensely painful feeling or experiences of believing that we are flawed and therefore unworthy of love and belonging – something we experienced or failed to do makes us unworthy of connection. I learned a lot about identity, and have been encouraging myself since to know more of who I am. Basically, my life has changed in a lot of ways. Identity is when we know our freedom, and when we know our freedom everything changes. 

I have also learned a lot about God’s dreams for Africa from our teacher Bruce. I learned the history of our lineage, and that Africa is not cursed. Africa is not cursed, and it is time for Africa to rise up and preach the Gospel to other nations. I agree that Africa is blessed and that God is raising up our people for an important time of spiritual revival. I am excited about what this means for my future and Africa’s future, and can’t wait to see what else I will learn in the rest of this internship.
 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Christopher Rheman – 2018 Immersion Intern