Posts by collettkadolo

A Fight for Justice

August 15th, 2018 Posted by Immersion Internship – 2018 0 comments on “A Fight for Justice”

The Lord is the mighty defender, perfect and just in all his ways. God is faithful and true to us, His people, and He cannot let us down. From the beginning, God has been a just King, He has always wanted His people to choose what they want (good or bad).

The justice that the people have on earth was gotten from God. What is justice then? Justice is a fair judgment or a judgment that recognizes the equal rights of everyone. In the past weeks, we learned about justice and its components. I have greatly been empowered by the teaching of justice and how I should administer it. There are five components of injustice across the globe, namely poverty, disease, spiritual emptiness, oppression, and illiteracy. We have to fight against these injustices as children of God. But for us to do this, we must first seek the Kingdom of God and let Him lead us.

In Psalms 103:6 it says, “The Lord works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed.” God will give rewards and punishments to deserving people. God gives rewards to His people that are faithful to Him and righteous. 1 Samuel 26:23 states that “The Lord rewards everyone for their righteousness and faithfulness.” This leaves an impact on His moral character in us.

The creator of heaven, earth, and the sea always keeps His promises. He judges in favor of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. He sets prisoners free and gives sight to the blind; He lifts those who have fallen and loves His righteous people. “When the poor cry out I helped them, I give help to orphans who have no one to turn to. Those who are in deepest misery finds their feet back, and I console widows. I am a father to the poor and take the side of strangers in trouble, thus says the God almighty.” Justice is for God alone and not ours, therefore we must leave vengeance and rewards to Him only. It takes God’s will or discernment for us the people to do His justice.

 

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Collet Kadoolo – 2018 Immersion Intern

Lesotho Blessings

August 1st, 2018 Posted by Immersion Internship – 2018 0 comments on “Lesotho Blessings”


In Lesotho, one powerful thing I learned about was the discipline of simplicity. John took the time to teach us more about this discipline, and I learned that simplicity is the pearl of the gospel. No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate one of the other. He says, “Blessed are you people, for yours is the Kingdom of God and woe to you that are rich for you have received your consolation.” The spiritual discipline of simplicity provides the added perspective. It is the gift to be simple, it is the gift to be free. It is the gift to come down where you ought to be and when we find ourselves in a place that is just right, it will be the valley of love and delight.

We also learned a lot about solitude from Brad. Solitude is to see God and listen for God’s voice. It is not time to read the Bible or worship, but it is the thing that we need to practice at all times. To have solitude, you need a silent place away from home and people where you are comfortable. You should bring a pen and a Bible, and no phone, books, or music. Like Jesus, we must go away from people from time to time to be nearer to God. Once we allow ourselves to have solitude, we then have the freedom to be with other people more fully.
It was a joy to be with the kids in Lesotho, who came to the kids camp for LXP. I was in the group tasked with teaching the 8 to 9-year-olds, which was a very interesting time. They asked a lot of questions, and we got to teach them about the Gospel. Another amazing new experience I got to have was climbing a mountain for the first time. I had never climbed a mountain before, and it was so good because I could look all around me and see God’s wonderful creation from a new perspective. We also got the chance to head out to the village to meet the local people in small teams, and it was awesome to get to hear the stories from the villagers and share the Word of God with new people.

For part of the week, my team and I had to paint the walls of a local school. This time taught me a lot of lessons, especially the importance of working together as a team. I love painting, and because we had no ladders I had to hold myself from the ceiling beams at one point to reach the high spots.

Elizabeth also taught us some new things, which was very good. She was talking about 1 Kings 1:17, which says, “A prophet named Elijah, from Tishbe in Gilead said to King Ahab, in the name of the Lord, the living God of Israel, whom I serve, I tell you that there will be no dew or rain for the next two or three years until I say so.”

What I learned from this was to trust God, because God is the King of everything and we should have faith in Him so that He will help us in this life.

The biggest challenge for me and my team was the very cold temperature in Lesotho. I learned to pray over my challenges, to allow God to use me in every circumstance, and to understand more from God. Also, I learned to ask God for knowledge and wisdom.

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Collet Kadoolo – 2018 Immersion Intern

Learning More

June 28th, 2018 Posted by Immersion Internship – 2018 0 comments on “Learning More”

My name is Collet Kadolo from Choma, Zambia, and I am 25 years old. We are 11 in my family, and I am the second born.

I came to know about this Internship through William, who is the friend of Abby and John, who are the team leaders.

The first week Abby and John taught about the story of God, Christ was without sin but for our sake, God made Him to take away our sins. It was done in order to have union with Him, as well as, for us to share the righteousness of God and the love that He has for us (through His creation). “We know what it means to fear the Lord, and we try to persuade others. God knows us completely, and I hope that in your hearts you know Him well.” 2 Corinthians 5:11-21.

The second week, Daniel and Sarah Favretti taught us about identity. Identity is “who God says I am.” Seeing and feeling about yourself the way God sees and feels about you is how to have a healthy identity. From this place, you can live out your purpose, and right identity empowers right living. He made us from a relationship of love for relationships of love. We are created to be loved by God, and we are created for intimacy, and we are created to be defined by God. God loves us to love others. I learned that I am chosen, I am loved and lovable, I am unique, and I am special. 


We learned from Dave Swensen about freedom for the third week. We have been given freedom to give others freedom. We have been given freedom to share with other people and to go deep with the Gospel. We worship and surrender to the creator God. Examples of freedom: freedom to act, freedom of speech, freedom to think, freedom of leaving home and going to college, freedom of responsibility, freedom of choice, and freedom of movement. Freedom of a journey of discovering who you are is “performance.” God is love, God is grace, God is mercy, and God is forgiving. 


This last week, Bruce and Pastor Fred taught us about the dream God has for Africa. Love your neighbors and love yourself. If you can’t love your neighbor whom you can see, then you can’t love a God whom you can’t see. God created all races to reflect his true image. Noah was the first person to make a covenant with God. What God has closed no one can open. The sons of Noah were named Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Shem – Middle East; Ham – Black, South; Japheth – White, West. He has given us life for free, and he has given us gifts for free. Life is full of opportunity, and each of us has time to hear God. Believe your God, and go from the comfort zone to the faith zone.
 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Collet Kadolo- 2018 Immersion Intern