Posts by lilliangondwe

Fighting Goliath

August 14th, 2018 Posted by Immersion Internship – 2018 0 comments on “Fighting Goliath”

Hello people! I am here again to talk about justice and injustice.

First justice is doing what is right before God and man then injustice is the other way round.

I have been empowered to fight for justice because that’s what the Lord wants. According to Genesis 18:19: “I have chosen him in order that he may command his sons and his descendants to obey me and to do what is right and just”.

I have to build the kingdom of heaven here on earth because the five global giants are here trying to destroy the kingdom and these are: spiritual emptiness, oppression, illiteracy, disease, and poverty.

So people let’s rise together and fight the Goliath by being a brother’s and a sister’s keeper.

Lillian Gondwe – 2018 Immersion Intern

Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone

August 1st, 2018 Posted by Immersion Internship – 2018 0 comments on “Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone”

We started off June 30th to Lesotho for outreach. The joyful moment was hiking in the mountains and going to the community of N’kwane with the leaders from LXP. The most joyful day was when I was given the opportunity to teach the kids from 7 years and below and the teaching was about Adam and Eve and how God sent His only son to die for us. We asked questions to the kids about what they learned and one kid said, “God loves us and He sent His Son to die for us.” Another joyful moment was on our last day in the community when we had the opportunity to meet with a high school girl and speak identity over her. I was really happy to have the chance to talk to her. Earlier in the week, my group met a woman in the village who was very ill and walking with a stick. We prayed for healing over her and the next day she was walking without her stick. 

Each and every day that comes brings something to learn about. I learned about simplicity as a discipline. According to the book, Celebration of Discipline, simplicity is freedom and Jesus is the perfect example of simplicity. He had all the powers to acquire all that he needed, but He chose to live a life of simplicity. Since I am His child, I should follow His example and also find joy in something that I do not own. I also learned about solitude as a discipline, which was something new. I did not know what to do or what to expect. When we went to the mountains to practice it, I expected God to speak to me, but I sat for three hours and could not hear anything. I learned that sometimes God is quiet, not that He doesn’t know what to say or He doesn’t want to say anything. But, He is always ready to speak when we decide to open up our hearts to Him. 

On this outreach, I had many challenges, like farming, making a road (construction), and the cold. The most challenging thing was the cold because I never wanted to do anything because my body was so cold. But I had to overcome it by applying other challenges like road construction to keep my body warm. For the other challenges, I overcame them through the unity that I saw amongst the group. Overall, through this outreach, God was speaking one or two words to me, and that was really encouraging to bring back home and enabled me to continue to do what God was teaching me.

Lillian Gondwe – 2018 Immersion Intern

Freedom and Identity in Christ

June 28th, 2018 Posted by Immersion Internship – 2018 0 comments on “Freedom and Identity in Christ”

My name is Lillian Gondwe from Livingstone (Zambia). I am 21 years old, born in a family of four kids; three girls and one boy.

I came to know about the internship through Abby and her husband, who are the team leads of the internship. I decided to be part of this because of their passion for Christ. Being here is a great experience because I have to learn about other people’s culture from USA, Mexico, Uganda, and Malawi.

The first week it was awesome where Abby and John taught about the Story of God which really touched me in the sense that we are also part of the Trinity because Jesus came as a human on earth and we are made in His image.
The second week Daniel and Sarah blessed us with identity. We defined freedom as doing what you want without restrictions, but as a child of God is very much important knowing who you are in Christ Jesus and where you belong. They talked about core lies and core truths, and one of my core lies was that I am not God-pleasing and I’m not valuable. But Daniel made me realize that I am loved and valuable to God for I’m His image.
The third week it was mind blowing with Dave and his teaching was about freedom and we defined it as doing something without restrictions but at the same time freedom comes with responsibility and consequences. He said we can be free to something but yet you might be in bondage spiritually, and every person has to submit to someone or something. No one has two masters; as the children of God, we submit to him. Belonging is better than freedom.
The fourth week, it was Africa week with Bruce and Pastor Fred. Their teaching was that God has a dream for Africa and He blessed it. Bruce taught us where we come from through the sons of Noah– Shem, Ham, and Japheth–and that Africa is not cursed. Noah’s younger son saw his father’s nakedness and Noah did not curse Ham but he said, “Cursed be Canaan,” which is the land of black people but in Genesis 9:1 God blessed Noah and his children.

Lillian Gondwe – 2018 Immersion Intern