By Isvera Zondo
The learning lab in London for me was beyond inspiring. From all wonderful the stories, learning about the community and the church and how God uses his people in different ways to serve others and create change were all inspiring and I’m thankful for the opportunity of being a part of learning lab. It was an honored being in the company of people from different background sharing their stories.
It was definitely a life changing trip for me.
To be honest, I had a lot of anxiety before and on the trip not knowing exactly what I was getting involved with. There were times when I thought about leaving the cohort and not going on the trip because of my anxiety. Especially with some of the challenges that I experienced prior to the trip, I thought “maybe this is the right time to drop out now.” However, I couldn’t because I remember what the Lord said about fear, anxiety, and worry, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your request be made to God: and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding, will guide your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
Fear and anxiety can overwhelmed us controlling every moves and decision that we make in our lives. I couldn’t let that prevent me from experiencing a life changing opportunity. I now know that focusing on God’s voices as I continue through my journey will get me through any challenges that I may encounter. I’m willing to open my mind for God to use dramatic means to get my attention. I’m praying that God reveal to me my founding story and excited to see how the Lord is going to use me in the process.