Durban the land of spices, right from the mild, hot and hot hot and you cannot come here and not eat a “Bunny Chow” or a spiced burger with chips, which was lunch that we were treated to on the 11th of July 2015 at the Champions Durban day seminar. With an attendance of more than 150 people both young and old we could only see God’s hand at work right from the start to the end of the day.
Themed “I Got This” was a seminar like no other, anchored on taking responsibility on every aspect of the Champions’ lives. These aspects came about when Champions team had noticed that people in general enjoy pity parties, or like to always feel sorry for them for anything that comes their way or love to play the blame game whenever something bad happens. With this in mind it was high time we turned the victims of such charades into victory. Tackling this monster was not going to be an easy one but having understood the difference and the growth it would bring in the Champions lives it was worth one’s salt.
In any seminar focus groups are the crux of the day as everyone from young and old is spilt into small groups where people discuss the topic but above all to create a close up atmosphere of love, care, communication and disclosure. The highlight of the day was the small groups of the parents and guardians that had brought their little ones taking responsibility of loving one another by giving each other hearty hugs. You could tell that this is no longer a transactional hug to fulfil some duty but it’s motivated by loving the next person despite race, colour or creed.
This seminar marked the 3rd year anniversary of the existence of Champions in Durban and it was amazing to note that there were a number of medical students,Counsellors, Matrons, Partners and parents that have been attending these seminars faithfully since the inception of Champions.
It couldn’t be a celebration without Cake and 2 large cakes were made just for that. Durban is known for breaking new ground as they took it further by awarding every Champion that has been coming to the seminars for the last 3 years with a beautiful certificate of appreciation for their faithfulness.