Posts by JaneMwiinga

Spiritual Growth

September 9th, 2016 Posted by Immersion Internship - 2016 0 comments on “Spiritual Growth”

The Elijah Experience has been such a great, amazing and exciting journey of knowing myself and finding my identity in Christ. I learned a lot about God, myself, community, missions, ministry and prayer. It was good beating the drum about AIDS in Livingstone. It stretched me in new ways and helped me rely on God for courage, which was just amazing.

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Not all times were okay, sometimes we were given challenges that were out of my comfort zone but at the end of it all, I discovered that I created relationships with my fellow interns out of the same challenges and it brought me back to the importance of living in community.

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Through this internship, I have discovered my spiritual gift and am so excited to put it into action. We went for an outreach to Lesotho and in as much as it was interesting, it wasn’t just an adventure, but people’s lives were touched and many gave their lives to Christ. That really pleased me. My greatest highlight is my continual spiritual growth and I wish the same for everyone.

JaneMwiinga ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jane Mwiinga • 2016 International Immersion Intern

A Change of Perspective

August 3rd, 2016 Posted by Immersion Internship - 2016 0 comments on “A Change of Perspective”

Form 45 Entry 693 Fileupload 6My experiences during Beat the Drum and outreach to Lesotho were worthwhile. Proving that I have to depend on God for every thing was awesome. Being a kind of person that grew up lacking courage, after learning about Musa, I discovered that we have to depend on God in order to have courage. With both Beat the Drum and outreach, I felt like I was growing and learning more than I was teaching people. The highlight of my experience for Beat the Drum and outreach was knowing that I can do anything as long as I depend on God. My perspective of the world was that people have been taught and they know about God (outreach) and AIDS . This perspective of mine has been changed because I discovered that in as much as they know about AIDS, they do not know that values determine if or not they get the disease. During outreach in Lesotho, I thought people know God but just choose not to worship him, but then I was shocked to learn that they thought it normal and right to worship God in combination with ancestral spirits. My perspective on both programs has been changed because I have not just heard but seen it for myself too.

What is being stirred up in my heart is that I still need to go and talk to the people because it’s like every time there are people everywhere who do not know the truth.

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JaneMwiinga ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jane Mwiinga • 2016 International Immersion Intern

Growth and Excitement!

June 29th, 2016 Posted by Immersion Internship - 2016 0 comments on “Growth and Excitement!”

My name is Jane Mwiinga. I am 18 years old and I come from Choma, Zambia. My experience with the internship has been so exciting being a kind of person who loves discovering and learning new things. It has just been so exciting learning about new cultures including mine and just getting to meet new people from different places. It has also been awesome to discover that despite our differences in culture we have a lot of similarities because we all care for one another and we have similar reasoning. Another interesting part is having mentors that go with us through and through even when we need someone to talk to.

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Living in a house with a lot of people with different background and culture has been so challenging because I always try by all means not to annoy anyone there by not having the freedom to say anything at anytime. Almost all homes have rules but living in a house with rules that you know you must follow without fail has been so hard for me because it makes me feel that I need to be checking if am doing things right in fear of breaking rules. Another challenge I have faced is constantly having to do something which gets me really tired and not spend enough time doing things on my schedule and that contradicts with what I usually do at my home. Being out of home for so long has not been easy but thank God am learning.

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There has been a lot of spiritual growth in me, for instance, I have learned about fasting and I now do it. I have also grown through the things that we learn during class because the Lord through the teacher has changed the perspective of how I used to see and interpret scripture. The time we spend praying for almost everything at any time be it people, programs, sickness and other things has really made me grow spiritually. I have learnt to be open and vulnerable as a part of my growth and just building relationships with my fellow interns and leaders as well as having an un-offendable heart. I have also developed courage through this program as it allows every individual to participate, not only that I have managed to rededicate my life to Christ and to be baptized by the Holy Spirit.

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JaneMwiinga ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jane Mwiinga • 2016 International Immersion Intern