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MERCY SYAMUTUMBA: Final Update!

August 22nd, 2017 Posted by Immersion Internship - 2017 0 comments on “MERCY SYAMUTUMBA: Final Update!”



Hey friends its mercy again from Zambia and this is the last blog and I want to share my entire experience during my time of my internship here it has been a wonderful journey. Here is how the whole journey began, in 2011 the Lord spoke to me about the internship and I never took it serous, in 2014 the Lord spoke again about the same program through someone else this time and he spoke about three times in 2014 and I was supposed to do the program that time but I couldn’t because I had no money to do it that time but the lord continued speaking about it and at last am here. My challenges has been cross culture, been the oldest sometimes i feel disrespected, waking up early in the morning to prepare for class, sitting in class for four hours after a long time and because I have been doing ministry I felt like people expected a lot from me above all the Lord has been so gracious and he has been teaching me a lot through it all. I have learned to be content with what I have, to continue standing in the truth because the Lord is truth, never to allow any look down on me, to have the Lords attitude and be positive all the time, The Lord has also been reviewing himself to me as my father and that hes pleased with me, nothing can separate me from his love and am safe with him because he guides my path I have also been learning to find peace in him even when things in my life are rough.


In a few days, I’ll walk out of this program very ready to share what I have learned because I believe the Lord has invested a lot in me and am so eager. We had very powerful teachers from different walks of life that the Lord used to minister to us and my high light from topics we covered was are (1)Before you lead people you need to know who called you because if you don’t know who call you then you’ll be leading from a place of insecurity so you can’t celebrate the people that are following you(2)there is difference between a boss and a leader, a boss orders his people what to do and a leader leads a way (3) injustice is a result of spiritual power (4) the Lord can’t send you to the place where he has never been every place he sends you he has been there before that’s why be sent Jesus to show us the way.

  
I just want to take this opportunity to thank the lord for allowing me to take part in this program, it has really been a point of growth I also thank all the leaders of our ministry for just allowing the Lord to speak through them. May the good Lord bless you for the wonderful work you are doing of raising a generation that seeks the Lord and helping young people finding their true identity in Christ. Thank you once again.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mercy Syamutumba • 2017 International Immersion Intern

Inspired & Challenged

July 5th, 2017 Posted by Immersion Internship - 2017 0 comments on “Inspired & Challenged”

My Name is Mercy Syamutumba. I am 27 years old and I was born on the 28 of March, 1990. I have five siblings, four brothers and one sister. I am Zambian by nationality and specifically from Livingstone. I am in the Immersion Internship program here in Choma, Zambia. The experience has so far been great. We are a team of 20, with eleven Americans, one Zimbabwean, one Malawian and eight Zambians.
The first week of my time here was so exciting because we looked at Meditation, one of the spiritual disciplines. It was taught by one of the staff members, Mumba. She is such a good teacher and I was so challenged by her. The points that she brought out that really stood out for me were that the Lord reveals himself in meditation and that there is peace, rest and that it’s a place of intimacy with the Lord. The other topics that we learned were Identity, Prayer, Freedom as well as Life with a Purpose. These topics have been so inspiring because our teachers did a very good job when teaching. They started teaching us right from creation to eternal life, which is now. Things that really stood out for me is that the Lord created us for relationships and that he wants to be in a relationship with us. He also created us to multiply and to have dominion over the earth.
In the early hours of our second day our leaders woke us up with some noise saying the house was on fire! When we woke up, we realized there was no fire and we were told to pack up for two days. After everyone packed, they took us to some place 20 kilometers away, dropped us off asked us to walk back home. It was challenging but it helped us bond. I got so tired on my way back and was carried by one of my American friends. Later that day, we played games that challenged us and helped us work together as a team. Every Monday we visit homes throughout the communities that surround our base. We pray for people and tell them about Jesus. This has challenged me because we have seen many people that don’t have a lot, and they are willing to share with us from the little they have. Living with twenty people from four different cultures hasn’t been easy at all. However, it has been the greatest thing ever because the people am living with are very wonderful and caring people.
The ministries that I’ve been involved in are a purity ministry for young women, Kids Club, Soccer Ministry and community nights. I have a chance to lead in worship at community night, teach at our purity ministry as well as Kids Club. I am really excited to be in the ministries that I am in because I love teenager’s and I have a passion for them.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mercy Syamutumba • 2017 International Immersion Intern