Thursday, June 26, 2008

PDM assessments done 24 June 08

Our new "venue" is the Mugg and Bean - Eastgate ;)

Here's what Desmond Nkosi said:
I thought being unstructured was a flaw or even a sin. The assessment helped me
understand that I'm normal and exactly how God created me to be.

Exactly! :)

This is what Jane Rambau said

I have managed to understand the person I am and my purpose in life. I now know
how to use my gifts to impact other people's lives positively and to serve God.

And this is what Edna Mogane said about why she decided to come for an assessment

I have been involved in some form of leadership previously and I wanted to make
sure that whatever I do is in the will of God.

Amen to that!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Last pics at the old building

These were all taken on Sunday 22 July before and during the 11:00 service

I love this one - the light is so beautiful through the trees

And of course, I LOVE this tree!

Friday, July 13, 2007

The end of an era

I did my last assessment in the old PDM office in the old building last night. We've been at this current property for about 26 years and will move to our new building on 28 July!

After I'd completed the assessment, I let the guy complete his feedback form and then I realised - this is the last time I will assess somebody in this office.

So I told him, "you are the last person that will be assessed by me in this

He said, "then I feel very honoured".

Aaaah, how sweet. But then I started getting really sad!

He'll probably be the last person because Karen's going on holiday in a week's time and I think she's busy getting ready for that, and I don't have any other appointments scheduled.

  1. I've been doing this for 6 years.
  2. I've personally assessed around 75 - 100 people and trained about 50 consultants.
  3. I was the first consultant and we've gone up to over 20 over the years but at the moment, there are only 2 of us left. And I'm still there.

Dion talked some sense into me when I got home (because I'd been crying) and told me that it's the God experience that is the main thing, not the building. Which is true.

But...that is where the magic happened so many times, with so many people.

A lot of those people have since become friends and others I have never seen again (that's the problem with big churches).

I have heard lots and lots of testimonies where lives have changed. Some have changed career directions (awesome!) and are so, so happy now.

My prayer has always been that God would let the assessee have an interaction that would change their life in some way (you ex-consultants know this well :) ).

It's not about me but I was available as a vessel each and every evening, and I can only trust that God would use that to do what He's good at - changing lives!

PDM Consultants, if you want to get nostalgic with me, then please feel free to leave a comment :-)

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Testimony - Lovers Khoza

How has this assessment impacted you?
It has clarified a lot of things in my life including character, passion, etc.

And then I got this SMS the other day - now this makes it all worthwhile

Hey howzit Ps Marcia. Hope ur blessed daily by the abundant grace of God. If I were 2 give u a nickname, I would call u "the problem solver" coz that assessment was an investment in my life. Now I understand that the best things in life are free indeed. Have a super Monday. God bless Lovers!


Thursday, February 15, 2007

Testimony - Vincent Mabunda

I thought it would be a good idea to post those testimonies at the back of the feedback forms so that we could all be reminded of the lives we're impacting.

So without any further ado, I'd like to introduce you to Vincent Mabunda who I assessed tonight. By the way, I had the camera on self-timer.

In this one, we are going through the motivational gifts (see the little yellow card he's holding).

And in this one, I'm explaining the personal style.

This is what Vincent had to say:

How has this assessment affected or impacted you?
It was excellent and helpful to me because I’ve realized my passion and how I can be involved in the ministry.

This must be advertised to the church so that people can be helped to find their passion.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Bring and share

So, without further ado, our first meeting for the year will be on Tuesday 30th January from 7 – 8.30 in the PDM office. As you saw from the subject heading, it is a bring and share BUT WAIT… it's not one of the typical ones, but a SPIRITUAL bring and share.

What on earth does this mean? Well, I'm glad you asked!

Each one must bring something (anything, according to your gifts or whatever you feel led to bring) to share with the group. For instance, it can be a scripture, a word of encouragement, some food, some revelation that the Lord has shared with you lately, a song, a bookmark or something you made, etc, etc. Have I given you enough good ideas????

One way or the other, we are all going to leave feeling very blessed because of each other's God-given gifts.

So to recap, bring something to share (enough for about 6 – 8 people), and your offering. Oh, and also any old forms and stuff from last year. We are going to check them all in and start the year on a clean slate with new ideas.

Lots of love

Ps Marcia