Over the past couple of years, our team has utilized the Myers Briggs test to help strengthen our rapidly growing team. According to the test, I’m an INFJ. I wasn’t surprised to find out that I’m an introvert. An introvert doesn’t mean you’re shy as some people are led to believe. We’re internal processors and need some time to ourselves to recharge. Things I’ve known about myself.
However, living in community has absolutely ruined this introvert!
Our team pours out their lives every single day. Whether it’s under a mango tree in a village, sitting patiently in a government office, or making a bed up for an incoming guest. Each task is equally important and equally gives glory to God. Our leadership knows that living a life that is constantly being poured out requires time to be poured into. Revival requires one who is already walking in it.
Are you a good storyteller? I wouldn’t call myself the greatest but several of my friends are amazing at it. They can take the smallest event and weave it into a magical tale! A good story can transport us into another world or make even the dullest event come to life. However, what’s the difference between a story and a testimony?
The Zambian culture is very complex and diverse. With over 70 different tribes in one country, you learn living here that each one is similar yet different. However, greetings play a big role in every single one. Conversations are never rushed and there are countless ways to say “hello.”
One thing I love is the handshake. Zambians have a specific handshake that they greet each other with. It’s kind of like being in a secret club. If you don’t know it, you quickly fumble through, wondering “what the heck just happened?”