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God of Justice

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

Hey, people! I’m back again to talk about justice. What comes to your mind when you hear the word justice? Justice is a judgment involved in determination or rights and the assignment of rewards and punishment. In short, it is a theory where fairness is administered. Justice is standing for what’s right. This teaching about justice has empowered me to stand for what is true or to stand for what is right in the eyes of God. The God that we serve is a God of justice. Retributive justice is not for us to give, but it is for God to give. In 1 Samuel 26:23, the Lord rewards every man for his righteousness, so if we live a righteous life, we should let God—the God of justice—take over. So this teaching has empowered me to fight for justice. There is a lot of injustice in our communities and in many other countries. We shouldn’t support what is not right. We should support the truth.

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Memory Mulowa- 2018 Immersion Intern

Working In God’s Vineyard

August 1st, 2018 Posted by Immersion Internship – 2018 0 comments on “Working In God’s Vineyard”

Hello! My names are Memory Meshita Mulowa. I want to talk about the great work that Poetice is doing at this internship and in the community. In my first blog, I talked about my two siblings. Being the firstborn, I am a double orphan who lost both parents at a tender age. Life had not been easy because I succumbed to many hurdles and challenges in life. Abandoned by those who I considered to be my own, that adversely affected my academic performance and mileage. But when I encountered Jesus Christ and the beauty of His Gospel, my life has been marked for a radical shift. Ever since my childhood, I have cherished the idea of working in God’s vineyard. I want to serve God with all that is within me, because being here at Poetice has made me be thirstier for God, longing to know more. I have learned that God works in various ways, and God is really doing great things in my life.

The week before we went to Lesotho, we learned about service. Service is a sign of submission. I have learned that many of us don’t know how to serve, but we want to be served. We think that when we serve, people will start looking down on us. But Jesus is a good example of service. Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, not because they are greater than Him, but he washed their feet to redefine greatness. I learned that no one is greater, only God is greater than all. A radical self-denial gives us the feel of adventure, but while we serve, we must experience many little deaths of going beyond ourselves.

While in Lesotho, we learned about simplicity. Talking about simplicity, I learned that “simplicity is freedom, and duplicity is bondage.” Duplicity brings anxiety and fear, and simplicity brings joy and balance. I learned that we should live a simple life, being in one focus and unity to live the Divine Center. Purity of the heart is to will one thing. Experiencing the inward reality liberates us outwardly. Speech becomes truthful and honest. The lust for status and position is gone because we no longer need status and position. We should just be the way we are.

My great experience in Lesotho was to hike the mountain and to go out in the community to preach the gospel of God. I met an amazing woman who had a passion for God. She encouraged me. I also had fun with the children and I enjoyed the way they worship. The only challenge that I had was to go out on the field, painting, and making roads because it was my first time doing those things. But I did them because it wasn’t about me, it was about God. I learned that I shouldn’t just think about myself but about others too. Working in God’s vineyard, you have to be ready to serve. Because I went there to serve, not to be served, I was happy to serve the people of Lesotho. I was so happy we came.

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Memory Mulowa- 2018 Immersion Intern

Freedom in Christ Jesus

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

Hey! My names are Memory Meshita Mulowa, age 22. I am coming from Livingstone, Zambia, born into a family of three. I am the first born in my family, and I have two siblings: a boy and a girl. I am an intern here at Poetice Zambia.

Week 1 – God Story, Identity, and Freedom.
In the first week, we learned about the God story with Abby and John. This teaching was really good, and I got to learn more about the God story, and some of the things I never knew about the story.
Week 2
We learned about identity from Daniel and Sarah. Identity is about maturity into who God says I am. This teaching has made me discover who I am in Christ. Freedom and identity work hand in hand. Freedom is a journey of discovering who you are and doing something you want to do without any restrictions. 


Week 3 
I got to learn about prayer, discipline, and study, from Mumba and Lillian. Of all spiritual disciplines, prayer is the most important because it ushers us into perpetual communion with the Father. Prayer is the central avenue God uses to transform us. A spiritual discipline is the total transformation of the person. Study is a specific kind of experience in which through careful attention to reality, the mind is enabled to move in a certain direction. And I have learned the mind will always take on an order conforming to the order upon which it is concentrating.

Week 4
I have learned more about culture. I have learned things I never knew about other cultures. I got to learn about other people’s culture, their do’s and don’ts, and it has been really a good experience to have people from different cultures around me. During Freedom for Africa, I got to learn about the genealogies of us black people and where we come from. I learned that black people are not cursed, and it is time for us to rise up and tell the world that we are not cursed because we are all the same in God’s image. And I have learned more from Pastor Bruce about having confidence and not giving excuses when God is sending you to do something. We should have courage and confidence in everything we do in life because God can use anybody at any time.

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Memory Mulowa- 2018 Immersion Intern