Posts by sandemulwanda


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

It has been an incredibly amazing life changing experience and the end of the immersion internship is just the beginning of a lifelong lifestyle. The fundamental principle that I picked up throughout my experience is identity without which one is lost in their faith. Knowing who you are in your Christian faith is the foundation of relationships, the principle upon which the Christian faith is rooted on. The primary relationship to establish first is one between God and us. It is that relationship that establishes us firm in His own likeness, only then can we establish true and sincere relationships among ourselves, only then can we root out injustice, only then can we establish His Kingdom.

Through this internship I have come to forgive myself and others, I have come to know my worth and place and most importantly I have been reconciled back to God and it’s the most restful and amazing feeling, I’m free. He calls me Son and tells me to rest as I watch Him take charge and execute His plans for me and fixing the puzzle together, boy it’s a beautiful picture. There is nothing more rewarding than submitting and trusting in Him. Looking back, God is truly faithful and a Loving God.

I am restored.

Sande Mulwanda • 2017 International Immersion Intern

SANDE MULWANDA: Second Update!

July 24th, 2017 Posted by Immersion Internship - 2017 0 comments on “SANDE MULWANDA: Second Update!”

Hi again! Picking it up from the last post my journey is still a bliss!!! One of my favorite hobbies is continuous learning and very often in the times I have spent in this program I have learned and discovered something new. I was born a Christian but the things I keep on discovering in this internship just blows my mind like “oh wow I didn’t know that!” or “that makes sense!” It’s really a beautiful growth.

One of my favorite lessons is on relationships, how Jesus’ genealogy is inclusive of all races. It’s amazing to trace back race diversity in the bible and how everybody is not only spiritually related to God but everyone is validated with a physical relationship with God also. Discovering how diverse and beautiful His image is has made me to have a different perspective about God. I feel more inclined to him and I am more celebrative of the diversity. Diversity is a beautiful thing but the enemy has tried every means to limit Gods diverseness by propagating a lie in peoples’ minds that make them feel that God is only inclined to only a particular grouping of people. That’s why in every grouping there is a “god” that they feel inclined to , which is very segregating. But God is for all and is not segregated because He purposed diversity in every species, even in the human species which shows how beautiful He is. I am just so in love with the uniqueness He has placed in every person.

I just discovered the power of growing our relationship with God which he created us for in the first place. We can only show true relationship with others only when our relationship with God is right. The more we grow our relationship with God the more He pours out His spirit in us the more our lifestyle becomes more naturally Christ like. Only then can we exhibit true possessions of the spirit like love, which enables us to love God, ourselves and the people around us truly.

I recently spent 10 days of ministry in a Muslim dominated town of Mangochi in Malawi with my fellow interns and it was one of the best times of my life. I experienced life of the early church when Jesus sent out His disciples out into the world, to deliver, heal and restore people and make disciples. I witnessed Gods’ power affirming He is the same yesterday, today and all the days to come.

It was a bit tricky for me to do ministry because at that time I had a bad tooth ache my mouth was swollen and that distorted my speech. I felt misplaced and didn’t feel I’d contribute to the ministry in any sense because I limited ministry to proclaiming the gospel only. Ashton Newman, a fellow intern and a very gifted friend of mine, spoke into my life and helped me minister even without my speech. One activity I did that stood out was stacking bricks for a certain village local. It was in that time that I realized that we often take the abilities God gives us for granted, like the ability to speak and at that time. I asked myself how often I have used my mouth to Glorify God, to extend His Kingdom, to build and mend lives. A lot of times we use our mouths for things that are not relevant to Gods’ plan and will.

While in Malawi I experienced Gods’ power and authority, people were set free from demonic oppression, I witnessed a lame person walk and people giving their life back to God. My faith was lifted. It’s amazing to see how inclusive God is, whatever religion a person belongs to doesn’t really matter, His Love, grace and mercies are sufficient for all. Even Muslims He heals.

Inasmuch as people were spiritually set free in that village , a majority of them live in poverty. That challenged me, and left me wanting to do more even on a physical level. At His time God makes everything good. It’s so beautiful to be reminded that God is very much alive today and it’s our responsibility as believers to show that in our faith and works.

Sande Mulwanda • 2017 International Immersion Intern

Nothing But Bliss

July 5th, 2017 Posted by Immersion Internship - 2017 0 comments on “Nothing But Bliss”

My name is Sande Mulwanda. I’m 25 of age and I come from Ndola in the Copperbelt province of Zambia. I’m passionate about conservation. I strongly believe that if people fully take part in this concept, future generations will have a chance to enjoy the beauty of our earth and life in general. I’m passionate about music although I have zero talent in this area, none what-so-ever. Basically I suck in any sense of it. While in the Immersion Internship I have noticed how music is used as a tool to worship God and I really want to learn how to play a musical instrument. Gladly I have come to know musically talented friends here that are willing to teach me. I’m super excited to learn a musical skill so I can use it to worship God too. I enjoy meaningful relationships and through the Immersion Internship God is amazingly blessing me with such, again I’m super excited.

God purposely chose me to be part of the Immersion Internship and I don’t regret answering His call for this opportunity. The program has really made me to be self-aware and in just three weeks have a different perspective about myself. So far, through the teachings from Bruce Chitambala, Daniel Favretti, Sarah Lin, Phil Wiseman, Abigail & John Van Peursem and William N’gambi, I have come to appreciate the beauty found in celebrating different cultures. Once a balance is created, I have come to realize my true identity by redefining the core lies of not being worthy with the core truth that I am worthy because God gave His only son for me, I am loved by God, I am who God says I am and I am defined by Him and nobody else. Being given the right tools on how to study the bible, I now appreciate the bible context and with time I believe I will have defragmented biblical knowledge. Man was created in God’s image, God is a creative genius and every human is uniquely a creative genius created for a purpose. I strongly believe that the Immersion Internship is one of the experiences that God is using to help me discover my purpose in life. It’s amazing to hear God speak and everyday God is increasingly shining His light at my heart house, gradually being restored.

Every day I wake up in a beautiful environment where I get to walk with God and amazing people that are so supportive and encouraging in my walk. It’s amazing how a simple walk with Christ in the last three weeks as made me rested, for the first time in seven years I now find myself trusting in God with everything, my spirit is at peace. If this shift can happen in just three weeks, I can’t wait to see what God has in store for me and my fellow interns at the end of this internship. I’m super excited for His will and what is to come, nothing but bliss out here!!!!

Sande Mulwanda • 2017 International Immersion Intern