Posts by OliverLungu

My Mission

September 9th, 2016 Posted by Immersion Internship - 2016 0 comments on “My Mission”

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This experience was the best ever!

I have learnt about things that can help me to have a better relationship with God and take a path where I can grow spiritually. In the book called Celebration of Discipline the topics prayer, study, service, confession, and solitude have helped me a lot in my walk.

I have learnt that God’s mission is me. That he wants to be with his people and my mission is to invite people to have real real relationship with God.

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OliverLungu ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Oliver Lungu • 2016 International Immersion Intern

On Mission

August 3rd, 2016 Posted by Immersion Internship - 2016 0 comments on “On Mission”

Form 45 Entry 705 Fileupload 7I want to share my experience during Beat the Drum and outreach and how my perspective of the world has been shifted as well as what has been stirred in my heart. Well let me start with Beat the Drum. In the first week of it we where just preparing ourselves and sharing our stories, praying for strength, and surrendering to God so that he can use us. This preparation taught me you can’t share what you do not have and how God works through sharing our life stories. After that week we went to teach in schools and helped doing manual work. When my time came to teach I felt like I was called to do this and many are in need of me. I was like, “What is going on” then God taught me a lesson that his grace is sufficient for me and he can use me to give hope to the world through Him. Through a conversation with a student, I discovered that there certain important things that aren’t being spoken about in churches, communities and schools. It has encouraged me a lot to experience and witnessed God’s gifting and call in my life and for this reason I know God as the best plan for me.

Form 45 Entry 705 Fileupload 8 After Beat the Drum we went for outreach in Lesotho. It was good for me to be there and experience how God was using us as a group. I really appreciate our leaders the way they send us with blessings. The time I was in Lesotho I was reminded of when Paul and Barnabas were sent in the mission. It was so great to experience the power of God when I was teaching about knowing Jesus Christ personally and how God used my voice to speak. Surely God does work through us. I also learnt about simplicity and how people listen when you are working in unity. Surely God is teaching me throughout this internship that we are generation awakened to passionately love and follow Jesus Christ, we are agents of change in communities around the globe and God want people to know Him personally. All my life I would love to have more of God and less of me so that His kingdom should be preached.

OliverLungu ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Oliver Lungu • 2016 International Immersion Intern

With My Whole Heart

June 29th, 2016 Posted by Immersion Internship - 2016 0 comments on “With My Whole Heart”

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Hi my name is Oliver Lungu. I am very excited to share my experience with you and how I have grown. It is not easy to live with other cultures in the same house when you do not know yourself fully and when they are from a different race and background. At first I was not comfortable with the cultures of my fellow students. I was afraid of speaking because I might offend someone, even if I was going to help them. I did not want to make anyone frustrated. But, I have learned so much about how God created us. My mind changed when I realized we are brothers and sisters with each other. It helped me to live with them in unity. Surely, the present is good and pleasant when you are living with others in unity.

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I am having an amazing time learning through the teachings. The first lesson, Abby taught was about meditation and how God wants His people to be with Him. It was exciting to learn about meditation. Practicing the discipline of meditation has helped me to draw closer to God. The second lesson was taught by Ken and helped me to know the purpose of fasting and how to fast. I also learned how to study the bible with Pastor Phil. It was so cool to understand how to go deeper in scripture. The next lesson was about God’s dream for Africa. Whooooo! What an amazing story to hear God’s dream for Africa! The lesson completely shifted my mind and how I thought about Africa, my home. I can say, “Praise the Lord” because of how much God loves Africa. Africa is not cursed even though people say it is.

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Most recently, I learned about submission with Anna. I learned how to submit to others by submitting to God. I also learned how prayer can assist someone when they are struggling to decide whether they should submit to God or man. There is a Zambian story about submission which shows how we must submit in our actions and in our hearts.

A father asked his son to get him some water. The boy went and filled up a cup and then gave it to his father. His father did not accept the cup and asked his son to go back and get him some water and to kneel down when he gave it to him. The son went back, re-filled the cup, and returned to his father. The son knelt down and offered the cup to his father once more. The father did not accept the cup and said, “Even if you are kneeling with your body, it does not mean you are kneeling in your heart.” He then asked his son to bring him water again.
I thank God for bringing me into this program and every day I want more of Him. God’s mission for us is to bring us closer to Himself.

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OliverLungu ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Oliver Lungu • 2016 International Immersion Intern