Hey, I am Elizabeth Mudenda, and I am back, writing my second blog about the internship at Poetice. I hope you really enjoyed the first blog that I wrote. If you did, my second blog will blow your mind, because great things are happening here.
We had a great lesson in the 5th week about Worship from Nate and Kate Marielke from Central Wesleyan Church (USA). They said, “worship is an invitation.” As a worshiper, we need to spend time in the presence of God, deny our flesh, submit to leadership, and develop our gift. This stood out for me. I will continue practicing these tips on worship.
My outreach was such an amazing experience. I thought I would not manage to live there because of the weather. But I thought to myself that God removes us from our COMFORT ZONE to our FAITH ZONE. It was such a joyful moment. Lesotho was such an experience for me. It was my first time to travel for over 36 hours. It was great because I connected with my fellow interns. We started from Choma on Saturday morning but reached Lesotho on Sunday night.
On Monday we hiked the mountain. It was great because it was my first time. I connected with Godfrey and Elizabeth while I lived in their house for the whole stay in Lesotho. I had fun playing with their kids Sofie and Liam. I had joy in reading a book called “HOW GOD SPEAKS.” One thing I liked was a point saying, “What matters is WHAT God speaks and not HOW he speaks.” John talked to us about SIMPLICITY. He said simplicity starts from the inside. The next day we were taught by Brad on SOLITUDE. He said if you have an inner solitude, you do not fear what people say about you, for they do not control you.
On the day we learned about Solitude, we were given 2 hours to listen to what God was saying about us. It was such a great thing for me because God spoke to me and said I should use my hands to serve others through what I can do, my talents. I also had a great time playing and chatting with the kids of Lesotho.
My challenge was the weather. But I kept myself warm, thanks to Elizabeth who gave me the warm materials. I was sometimes challenged by how we related as interns but at the end of the day, we met one-on-one to resolve our disputes. Then we bonded like never before. This was my experience in Lesotho and what I learned through what we were doing.
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Elizabeth Mudenda- 2018 Immersion Intern