About

The modern day family has come under tremendous pressure from various realms spiritual, economic, social and political. The fabric of society has caved in all around us and the institution of marriage has suffered huge setbacks. We believe it is time to claim much of the lost ground in this regard. Life Changing Outreach as a project of the Church in Pietermaritzburg seeks to provide a stable platform for families in general and married couples in particular to develop and launch their ‘comeback’ strategies.

Life Changing Outreach relies on the Word of God and its sound doctrine to lead and guide families in finding their rightful place in society. We also believe that this project is in line with Word of God since marriage is His idea. God values family, even His only begotten Son was given a family on earth, made up of mother Mary, father Joseph and other siblings.

In every interaction and in every speech, Life Changing Outreach will endeavour to uphold family values and would seek to provide the necessary support to families through various strategic partnerships and seminars we will convene. It is our prayer that this project we embark upon shall undo the damage that the forces of darkness have inflicted on families, by instilling the values that God intended all people to embrace.

Vision & Mission VISION

To effect the centrality and supremacy of God in communities and families throughout the country

MISSION

To empower communities to understand God’s eternal plan for humanity by educating families, adults and children on what moral values they need to embrace so they can contribute to the spiritual, economic and emotional growth of all persons, through a team of men and women who are of high maoral standing in society.

CORE VALUES

  • Supremacy of God
  • Sanctity of marriage
  • Conformity with Church doctrine
  • Willingness to learn and teach
  • Family-centred approach

MOTTO

‘Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labour in vain’.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

The organisation’s main objectives are to:

  • Empower families to develop strong and lasting bonds to enable them to raise children who are mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally stable to make a meaningful contribution towards the moral regeneration of the community in which they live and work.
  • Provide guidance and support to school teachers to help them understand and embrace their parental and educational responsibilities towards school children so that schools become the breeding ground not only for educational excellence but also as a vehicle for discovering the moral compass that will guide future generations.
  • Provide tangible and concrete guidance to all adults on what moral values they need to embrace to bring about moral regeneration in various settings such as families, places of work and communities.

Our Credentials

BONGANI SHANDU

Bongani Shandu was born on 11 March 1963 in Caluza in Pietermaritzburg. He was raised and schooled in Pietermaritzburg. He completed his matric in 1985 in Sobantu High School. He started his working life as an operator in a company called PDC in Pietermaritzburg, which is a steel company. He left the company in 1995 and joined Metropolitan Life where he held various positions including the following:

  • 1995-2003: Financial Advisor
  • 2003-2007: Sales manager
  • 2007 -2011: Branch Manager

In all his positions he demonstrated diligence and enthusiasm and distinguished himself from his peers. It was for this reason that when he was the branch manager, his branch consistently exceeded sales targets. He was able to inspire and motivate his team of financial advisors to perform at their utmost best and were able to achieve high sales volume year after year.

He also played a major role in the Church in Pietermaritzburg as an elder and the leader of the church choir. His passion for working with families started as early as 2003 when he started convening couples’ seminars and was instrumental in encouraging couples to learn to live with each other peacefully.

He left Metropolitan Life in 2011 and started his own business. His conviction could not let up, soon afterwards, he started the organization known as Life Changing Outreach which seeks to teach married people that marriage is God’s idea and should be treated as a sacred institution. It is his vision that inspired the Life Changing Outreach. He has spoken to many married people in various functions including weddings and church meetings. His passion for how to make marriage works has resonated with many people especially during this era when the institution of marriage is under pressure from forces that are opposed to it. His message of encouraging men to take their rightful place in families and society has been well received wherever he delivered it.

He is married to Beauty Shandu and are blessed with two children, Lindelwa and Nkosinathi.

MUZI GASA

Muzi Gasa was born on 30 March 1973 in a little town in KwaZulu-Natal, called Kranskop. He was brought up and schooled in his home town and completed his matric in 1991 in Kranskop High School. He enrolled at the University of Natal in 1992 and completed his studies in 1995, graduating in B Soc Sc (Honours) in Human Resources Management. He started his career in the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health as a Work Study officer in 1996. He has worked for almost nine years in the Public Service and has also worked in the private sector mainly in Consulting and some of the positions he occupied included the following:

  • 1996-1998: KZN Health; work study officer
  • 1998-1999: KZN Premier; senior administrative officer
  • 1999-2000: Free State Welfare Department, Assistant Director
  • 2000-2002: Harambe Institute for Transformation; Senior Consultant
  • 2002-2008: KZN Health, EMRS District Manager in uMgungundlovu district
  • 2008-2010: Health Quality Solutions; Senior Consultant

Between 2002 and 2008 when he worked as a manager in EMRS in uMgungundlovu he led his district with distinction and zeal. He therefore brings his high work ethos to the company and his talents to be tapped into for the good of the community at large.

From 2010 he joined the Insurance Industry and spent  two years in that sector until he embarked on this new journey with Life Changing Outreach.

He is married to Thanda Gasa and are blessed with two boys, Kwanda and Siyanda.

Partnerships

There is a popular phrase that goes like ‘a jack of all trade is a master of none’. We seek to provide a holistic service to the families we interact with, as a result we have decided that we put together a list of reputable professionals and/or organisations that might help you deal with some of your specific family issues. We have already begun discussions with these organisations and we will soon be posting their details here for referral purposes. The services we consider critical for a balanced family life include the following:

  • Social workers
  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Financial Advisors
  • Church in Pietermaritzburg

Once we have finalized partnerships with the envisaged organisations, we will be posting their details here so that those who need their services can contact them and make the necessary arrangements to access their services.

Contact Us

Times

Listen to our motivational talks on Radio Pietermaritzburg, 107.6 FM, at 7.15pm to 8.30pm every Friday.

About

The modern day family has come under tremendous pressure from various realms spiritual, economic, social and political. The fabric of society has caved in all around us and the institution of marriage has suffered huge setbacks. We believe it is time to claim much of the lost ground in this regard. Life Changing Outreach as a project of the Church in Pietermaritzburg seeks to provide a stable platform for families in general and married couples in particular to develop and launch their ‘comeback’ strategies.

Life Changing Outreach relies on the Word of God and its sound doctrine to lead and guide families in finding their rightful place in society. We also believe that this project is in line with Word of God since marriage is His idea. God values family, even His only begotten Son was given a family on earth, made up of mother Mary, father Joseph and other siblings.

In every interaction and in every speech, Life Changing Outreach will endeavour to uphold family values and would seek to provide the necessary support to families through various strategic partnerships and seminars we will convene. It is our prayer that this project we embark upon shall undo the damage that the forces of darkness have inflicted on families, by instilling the values that God intended all people to embrace.

Vision & Mission VISION

To effect the centrality and supremacy of God in communities and families throughout the country

MISSION

To empower communities to understand God’s eternal plan for humanity by educating families, adults and children on what moral values they need to embrace so they can contribute to the spiritual, economic and emotional growth of all persons, through a team of men and women who are of high maoral standing in society.

CORE VALUES

  • Supremacy of God
  • Sanctity of marriage
  • Conformity with Church doctrine
  • Willingness to learn and teach
  • Family-centred approach

MOTTO

‘Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labour in vain’.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

The organisation’s main objectives are to:

  • Empower families to develop strong and lasting bonds to enable them to raise children who are mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally stable to make a meaningful contribution towards the moral regeneration of the community in which they live and work.
  • Provide guidance and support to school teachers to help them understand and embrace their parental and educational responsibilities towards school children so that schools become the breeding ground not only for educational excellence but also as a vehicle for discovering the moral compass that will guide future generations.
  • Provide tangible and concrete guidance to all adults on what moral values they need to embrace to bring about moral regeneration in various settings such as families, places of work and communities.

Our Credentials

BONGANI SHANDU

Bongani Shandu was born on 11 March 1963 in Caluza in Pietermaritzburg. He was raised and schooled in Pietermaritzburg. He completed his matric in 1985 in Sobantu High School. He started his working life as an operator in a company called PDC in Pietermaritzburg, which is a steel company. He left the company in 1995 and joined Metropolitan Life where he held various positions including the following:

  • 1995-2003: Financial Advisor
  • 2003-2007: Sales manager
  • 2007 -2011: Branch Manager

In all his positions he demonstrated diligence and enthusiasm and distinguished himself from his peers. It was for this reason that when he was the branch manager, his branch consistently exceeded sales targets. He was able to inspire and motivate his team of financial advisors to perform at their utmost best and were able to achieve high sales volume year after year.

He also played a major role in the Church in Pietermaritzburg as an elder and the leader of the church choir. His passion for working with families started as early as 2003 when he started convening couples’ seminars and was instrumental in encouraging couples to learn to live with each other peacefully.

He left Metropolitan Life in 2011 and started his own business. His conviction could not let up, soon afterwards, he started the organization known as Life Changing Outreach which seeks to teach married people that marriage is God’s idea and should be treated as a sacred institution. It is his vision that inspired the Life Changing Outreach. He has spoken to many married people in various functions including weddings and church meetings. His passion for how to make marriage works has resonated with many people especially during this era when the institution of marriage is under pressure from forces that are opposed to it. His message of encouraging men to take their rightful place in families and society has been well received wherever he delivered it.

He is married to Beauty Shandu and are blessed with two children, Lindelwa and Nkosinathi.

MUZI GASA

Muzi Gasa was born on 30 March 1973 in a little town in KwaZulu-Natal, called Kranskop. He was brought up and schooled in his home town and completed his matric in 1991 in Kranskop High School. He enrolled at the University of Natal in 1992 and completed his studies in 1995, graduating in B Soc Sc (Honours) in Human Resources Management. He started his career in the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health as a Work Study officer in 1996. He has worked for almost nine years in the Public Service and has also worked in the private sector mainly in Consulting and some of the positions he occupied included the following:

  • 1996-1998: KZN Health; work study officer
  • 1998-1999: KZN Premier; senior administrative officer
  • 1999-2000: Free State Welfare Department, Assistant Director
  • 2000-2002: Harambe Institute for Transformation; Senior Consultant
  • 2002-2008: KZN Health, EMRS District Manager in uMgungundlovu district
  • 2008-2010: Health Quality Solutions; Senior Consultant

Between 2002 and 2008 when he worked as a manager in EMRS in uMgungundlovu he led his district with distinction and zeal. He therefore brings his high work ethos to the company and his talents to be tapped into for the good of the community at large.

From 2010 he joined the Insurance Industry and spent  two years in that sector until he embarked on this new journey with Life Changing Outreach.

He is married to Thanda Gasa and are blessed with two boys, Kwanda and Siyanda.

Partnerships

There is a popular phrase that goes like ‘a jack of all trade is a master of none’. We seek to provide a holistic service to the families we interact with, as a result we have decided that we put together a list of reputable professionals and/or organisations that might help you deal with some of your specific family issues. We have already begun discussions with these organisations and we will soon be posting their details here for referral purposes. The services we consider critical for a balanced family life include the following:

  • Social workers
  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Financial Advisors
  • Church in Pietermaritzburg

Once we have finalized partnerships with the envisaged organisations, we will be posting their details here so that those who need their services can contact them and make the necessary arrangements to access their services.

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