Perhaps I should call my story, “One person’s journey from darkness to enlightenment.”
When I look back on my life, I recognize the many challenges, hardships, and heartaches that I’ve overcome. Those were the moments that tested my strength, courage, and most of all my faith. Every day I reflect on how God has changed me and my life. He brought me through the storms and helped me hurdle over some challenging obstacles.
In the past several years I have dealt with death, depression, anxiety, stress, sadness, madness, fears, and failures. My mind, body, and soul had become extremely tired. I felt as if I were in a fight for my life and could not grasp the obstacles I was facing.
The most traumatic of these times was in 2010 losing my mother and 2011 losing my grandmother. The death of these two amazing women affected me emotionally, physically, and spiritually. I was overwhelmed many times, and thought I was going to lose my mind. Everything had become too much. I felt lost and unable to express my feelings properly because I had refused to allow the proper process of healing. Although this pain was causing a lot of chaos in my life, GIVING UP WAS NOT AN OPTION!
I decided to surrender, put all my faith and trust in the Lord’s hands, because I knew He was the only One who could save me. He was my guide, and the source I needed to regain some peace in my life.
After looking for beneficial ways to use my time while recuperating from a wreck my daughter and I were involved in, I was lying in bed scrolling down my Facebook timeline and run across a sponsored ad for Christian Women’s Job Corps. I did some research on the program, and I gave Charmika a call the next day. First, I asked the age range of this program, to make sure I qualified, and then she explained everything to me very well and told me how to apply. I filled out the application; turned it in, and in the next couple days I receive confirmation of my acceptance. Thanking God for that immediate response!
Christian Women’s Job Corps has marked a huge milestone in my life, as well as my family. On a mission to find myself, I was left feeling in a stuck place. This program gave me courage, helped me grow, face some fears, speak effectively, regain my self-confidence, and help me to communicate my thoughts and ideas. It has taught me how to maximize my purpose and use my difference to benefit others. Being part of this program has been a rising spiritual moment that I will treasure forever.
I would like to also mention that I was provided an awesome mentor. She is an influential key to my growth and progress. She makes herself available to me when needed as well as committing her time and energy. She is always willing to give me thoughtful and thorough input when necessary. She is very supportive to anything I have going on in my life and a true prayer warrior. Love her!
A couple of months after completion of the program, I emailed one of my teachers, Mrs. Anne Stone, to find out if she knew of any job openings. She informed me that First Baptist was looking for full-time teachers. Once again, I called within the next couple of day to inquire about the open positions. Next day, I picked up an application, filled it out and within a week I started another new process. Thanking God for His immediate response. Within two weeks I have a new job. I am now a teacher for Wee ministry. I also have two other friends who graduated with me who are also employed there.
Christian Women’s Job Corps is a program of many resources for the benefit of your future endeavors. There are many helping hands willing to assist you with any situation. The love and support of my family has helped me grow through this program tremendously. CWJC, my mentor, and church have also played major roles on the road to my success.