Ep. 24: Faith Away From Home: An Expat's Experience with Lisa Mbayo Nsungu

Ordinary Believers

09-08-2023 • 1 hr 40 mins

Join us in this episode as Lisa shares her experiences of growing up in a multicultural environment, feeling like a 'stranger,' yet finding strength and purpose in her differences. This captures the initial struggles of adjusting to new cultures, facing doubts, and ultimately finding her place and purpose.

Learn the significance of trusting God's timing and assignments, planting seeds of faith without always knowing the exact outcome. ✨

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Episode Key Points

(0:11:23) - Lisa's Multilingualism and Belgium's History
Lisa speaks multiple languages and discusses Belgium's three national languages, her life growing up in Belgium, and leaving to pursue music.

(0:15:06) - Living Life in Belgium and Beyond
Growing up black in Belgium, Lisa's parents' move to a different city, and the impact of religion and race on her music and view of the world are discussed.

(0:27:17) - Moving to New Country, Experiencing Churches
Matt and Lisa's experiences of moving away from home are compared, discussing church culture, US relocation, and Pittsburgh church finding.

(0:33:30) - Worship and Touring With Maverick City
Discuss experiences in Pentecostal and Maverick City Music, and how Hillman's lack of production values created a unique moment.

(0:39:33) - Navigating Life's Seasons
Lisa discusses bravery, adapting, 'normal', and collaborating with Kirk Franklin.

(0:48:47) - Navigating Paths and Seasons of Life
Lisa's gifts and passions lead her to pursue her own paths, overcoming pressure to conform, learning flexibility from an evangelical Pentecostal church, and collaborating with other artists.

(0:59:39) - The Comparison of Life and Purpose
Discuss expectations, freedom, meaningful experiences, and comparison in relationships.

(1:11:07) - Waiting and Delayed Gratification Challenge
We explore sowing and reaping, instant gratification, and everyday life's waiting.

(1:16:27) - Finding Purpose and Enjoyment in Life
We discuss God's plans, prayer, and reading the Word to understand our assignment.

(1:27:10) - Enjoying Seasons and the Present
Reflection on appreciating current life stages, life as a video game, and social pressure to move forward.

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