In business class they started learning about the history of business in Zambia followed by understanding the different aspects of business development. Hope of managing a future thriving business is developing. Throughout each class Cyrus challenges his students to present reports in front of their peers. This allows them to learn how to be leaders as well as increase their ease communicating in front of people. The students also have an opportunity to develop computer skills. Growth is evident in not only the classes but also in evangelism. Every Friday they step out in faith to show the love of God in their community.
This past Friday there was a business show here in Lusaka, Zambia. This show is where a wide variety of businesses, from all over the country, gather together to present their business structure to the Lusaka community. This was a great opportunity for our students to learn from business leaders in their society. It was also a wonderful chance for ministry. All the staff and students gathered at the front gate of the show grounds to pray together. Then they broke off into small groups to begin their inquiry. The students were instructed to interview a prominent business individual and write a report on them. Along the way they had the opportunity to stop to witness to whoever God put on their heart.
Brian and his group walked around the show grounds for some time. They soon met Linda and Melody, who were working at Solar Zuwa. After introducing himself, Brian inquired about if they believed in God. Both Linda and Melody were Christians. The group of Master’s Students then shared with them Ephesians 6:6 “Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart”. Brian then expounded from this verse about the importance of living a life aligned with God’s will. He encouraged them to grow deeper with God by reading their bible. The group then took some time to pray over these ladies’ lives.
Chama’s group came across a local clothing boutique where they met Patricia, owner of Trisamu Boutique. They interviewed her for their business assignment. Patricia had started her business in 2006. When she began selling her designs, she only sold to surrounding companies. Her business rapidly grew. In 2015 her dreams came true, as she opened her first boutique in Lusaka. She now sells shoes, dresses, pants, jewelry and more. After interviewing Patricia about her business, Chama and her group asked her if she was a Christian. Ecstatically, She told them she was and explained how God had helped her through many trials. The group of Master’s Students were able to encourage her in the Lord. They also took time to pray over Patricia and her business.
Nikolas and Sibanji met a teenage boy named, Arnold who was visiting the Show with his younger sister and brother. They felt that God wanted them to speak with these young people. Boldly, they walked up to Arnold to tell him how much God loved him and encouraged him to never lose sight of the power of God’s love for him. After giving the word, they found out that Arnold was a new believer. He was very touched by their word for him. They encouraged him to continue to build a personal relationship with God. Nikolas then prayed with all three of them that God would continue growing in their hearts and lives.
The Show Outreach was a wonderful experience for all the students. They learned from real business owners what it takes to start a company while speaking into their lives as well. Every student felt more empowered to pursue business, after they gathered the information for their reports. God showed up in the middle of their interviews to touch people’s lives through the Master’s Students.