San Jose Workshop Questionnaire Responses

August 22nd, 2007
What did you like most about the workshop?
  • I think everyone should see it.
  • Videos were very revealing and educational.
  • I liked the education of how we have been brainwashed to hate—and the help to see we can forgive and ask for forgiveness. Thank you.
  • It touched on a topic that we all like to know and all must know.
  • Mr. Dawson’s apology to women. I was raped as a child and never heard a man say that. I liked it all!
  • A greater awareness of the pain of blacks
  • I was not aware of the history behind some of the stereotypes.
  • What I like most of the workshop of ORM is the word “reconciliation” because people don’t know that this is the continuation of God’s work through Jesus Christ, to reconcile all people to him—by Jesus Christ. The image of God (Gen. 1:27). Note: I have much to explain about this work of God, but there is not much space to write. John 14:10-11 = believe the work of the Father through Jesus Christ his image. Verse 24—Jesus sayings are the Word of God – because Jesus Christ is the word of God.
  • I liked its completeness and that each of us has an equal responsibility and opportunity to be a part of this movement.
  • Content presentation
  • This was excellent…the videos were very revealing. I was raised (since age 3) in WCG and none of these things in the 1st video were allowed. None of the books or songs were ever seen or heard until today.
  • I like the complete presentation. Jesus came to reconcile us together and it is good to see his work being accomplished.
  • –Very informative, educational and open door to reconciliation and understanding. –Gave a perspective to history and why stereotypes exist. –Rosa Parks video left a feeling of pride of overcoming in African-American history.
  • Great history lessons. Rosa Parks didn’t know she wasn’t sitting in her correct seat. The presentation has tremendous insight on all levels. Very bold, straight forward, plenty of wisdom and edifying.
  • To know or learn that there are different kinds of reconciliation that are needed—work, personal and etc. I’m glad to have been a part of it. It will cause me to look and work at getting it out of my life.
  • Your printed handouts. Video, “Masters of Invention,” would be great to get out to schools/libraries especially during Black History celebrations.
  • This workshop brought up issues that needed to be said, so we all could move to where God wants us to be as reconcilers.
  • The video “Ethnic Notions” was very educational. There were so many things I was unaware of. Thank you. I also very much enjoyed the “Mighty Times” video. I appreciate Rosa Parks and I’ve never seen much about Martin Luther King. Again, thank you.
  • Curtis was a fine speaker, not “hard-handed,” clear and articulate.
  • I most appreciated the elements of American history I’d never understood before and I was most saddened by it, but thankful that we are reconciled in Christ and in this workshop.
  • Honesty and to the point
  • The things I learned about the contribution that blacks made in history. Things that make us who we are is understanding our history of where we all come from.

Other comments

  • May God be with you and help you with the great work you have started.
  • The presentation was great. Thank you for coming. And we pray you continue this great work God is sending you to. God Bless!
  • Speaker and videos were excellent.
  • Thank you and praise God for your work. Keep the torch lit and pass it on again.
  • Thank you. The ministry can be of future value to many.
  • God’s relationship with his human creation was destroyed by Satan when Adam and Eve were deceived. John 5:36
  • I really want this work to continue and to be successful. In Jesus name, Amen.
  • Thanks
  • A great work of God and I am glad I came.
  • The sincerity of Mr. May and Mr. Dahlgren is appreciated and needed in this congregation/church as many incidents in the past do still impact many people today. I hope many others who no longer attend could hear this message. Thank you Mr. May for bringing this learning to each of us. May God bless you and your family.
  • I believe it is a good work. Many do not know why we all are the way we are. It is a must and keep up this very noble work.
  • May God continue to bless you in this valuable ministry.
  • I now know why God put me into the WCG my home, to discover my gifts He has given me to be a reconciler.
  • Thank you. I didn’t think I needed this workshop but I see now that I did. Sandy Garside
  • Needs more focus on other racial groups—We have many Filipinos here in San Jose.
  • Thank you for all your work in this matter you presented today. May God bless you and the work God has called you to do in the ministry of reconciliation.