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Fighting for Justice

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

Hey, I am back with my last blog. I am so happy with what I have learned about justice. It was awesome spending time with Micah and Toran. I was inspired by how they shared about the Church and justice. They first started the lessons by sharing their stories. It was such an amazing time. What an amazing guy Toran is by using his gift of telling stories to teach good news about justice and the Church.

As human beings, we have rights that protect us from other people. The government, through the legislative system, has composed laws that guide our rights. This is earthly justice (justice made or decided). God has his own justice, which He has created on his creation. Justice has been in existence since the creation (Genesis 18:19), but with God, justice moves together with righteousness (TSEDEO).

The world is full of injustice from the world, politics, unfair business practices, even how people treat each other in everyday life. Just because there have been injustices in the world doesn’t mean we can’t prevent it. We can stand up and fix things in this world. Partnering with people with great ideas is one of the important things to do when taking a step to fight for justice. Avoid contributing to the things you know are unjust. We are fighting for our communities, our families, our future. And let the light of God light our way.

As we fight for justice, we don’t just think about it, but we must speak it out and put into practice that which we know will help our communities. We must also remember that what we do or say to people around us matters. So we must live in justice with one another for love and unity to prevail. Thank you for having time to read my blog. Let’s help one another in fighting for justice.

Melody Kawadza- 2018 Immersion Intern


August 1st, 2018 Posted by Immersion Internship – 2018 0 comments on “THE FREEZING COLD OF LESOTHO”

The great experience being witnessed at Poetice International Zambia in astonishing to me, like never before. It’s getting interesting by the minute, hour, day and week in the Gospel lessons that we are learning here. Hi this is Melody Kawadza, and I am back again with my second blog and I promise you need to take your time because amazing things follow.

We had a great ten-day experience in Lesotho (kingdom) with a long 36-hour drive by bus. Enduring the long journey from Zambia to Lesotho was a great thing. My experience there was painting, field work and hiking the mountain. We went for outreach and visited different families. We taught the gospel of God, and after doing so, people gave their lives to Christ. We could see the great job that Godfrey and Elizabeth are doing in Lesotho with the passion they have for God and the people of Lesotho, transforming people’s lives. Everybody in Nkwing village are pleased with Godfrey and Elizabeth’s love for people.

While in Lesotho, we learned about simplicity and solitude. Simplicity is freedom and duplicity is bondage. I learned about living a simple life like Jesus did. God created a man in a simple way. Duplicity brings anxiety and fear. To experience the liberating spirit of simplicity will affect how we live. I also learned about solitude, which was a new word to me. We practiced it by going to the mountain to have quiet time with God and speaking to him and listening to what He had to say to me. But He didn’t say anything, not that He didn’t want to or He had nothing to say, but I wasn’t ready and I didn’t know what to do.

Every good thing comes with challenges. On this outreach, I faced challenges. The most challenging things were coldness, language, and making the road. When I learned about simplicity, I humbled myself so that however cold it was, I managed to wake up early in the morning when it was my duty to prepare breakfast. The language was a very big challenge, but I managed to greet in their language and they could respond. Challenges are meant to be overcome.

Melody Kawadza- 2018 Immersion Intern

My Gospel Experience

June 28th, 2018 Posted by Immersion Internship – 2018 0 comments on “My Gospel Experience”

My name is Melody Kawadza from Macha, Zambia. I was born in a family of three and am the first born. I am 24 years old.
I came to know the immersion internship through Abby and her husband John who are the team leaders. I didn’t expect to be in a cross-cultural environment with people from Mexico, Uganda, Malawi, and the USA. And I have built relationships with them, though it wasn’t easy. The reason why I am taking part in the internship is because of the passion I have to seek the Lord’s heart.

These four weeks have been awesome to me. Meeting new different interns from different countries has been really great, learning new things each and every day. I feel blessed by the gesture that has been rendered in this great place.
The first week was great. We learned about God’s story (by Abby and John), and they talked about how sin separates us from God.
– First week God’s story – (Abby and John) – God created man to have a relationship or to have family with him. Sin separates man from God, God loves man and hates sin. Man separated from God. Because of the love he has for man, he sent Jesus Christ to die for us.

– Second week Identity week- (Daniel and Sarah) – Identity is who God says you are. Man has core beliefs which are in two categories; core truth and core lies, and we learned that man should embrace core truth rather than core lies.
– Third week Freedom week – (Dave) – Freedom is doing something without any restrictions. It’s also moving from bondage to free living. Freedom comes with responsibility. God gave us the freedom through his blood. He gave us the freedom of choice to choose whom to relate to. We become what we worship knowing that what is better than freedom is belonging and adoption. On the IMAGO DEI, I learned that I am unique and created in Gods image.

– Fourth week God’s dream for Africa (Fred and Bruce) – I learned about the genealogy of the black race, and that God created all races to reflect his image, looking at Noah’s life where the races of the nations are coming from. I also learned that black people are not cursed but blessed by God, and I also learned that Africans are spiritually disciplined. 
God has been teaching me how to soften my heart towards him and others.

Melody Kawadza- 2018 Immersion Intern