Working In God’s Vineyard

August 1st, 2018 Posted by Immersion Internship – 2018

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.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Memory Mulowa- 2018 Immersion Intern