“I don’t think I belong here,” said Yvonne with tears in her eyes. It was her first day at Christian HELP’s CFJI job training course.
“I feel very uncomfortable and want to leave.”
Yvonne had been unemployed for many years and felt unsure of herself and her ability to be of value to anyone. Many times during the seven-day CFJI course, she wanted to quit. When the day arrived for the participants to practice their interview skills, Yvonne was more unsure of herself than ever before.
One of our trainers noticed her anxiety and decided right then and there to pray. Yvonne made the decision to push forward and to finish the class. And boy, are we happy that she did!
The last day of the class Yvonne seemed like a new person. Even her family noticed a changed! She then attended our CFEC Job Fair and used the skills she learned in class to network, something she never would have had the confidence to do before!
We are happy to announce Yvonne applied for a job at our Job Fair and was offered a position!
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Gege is someone who knows Christian HELP well. She has been both a client and a supporter. In 2010, Gege lost her job and came to Christian HELP to receive help with her job search. Three years later her husband lost his job after seven years with the same company. Once again, they turned to Christian HELP.
Today, Gege is employed full-time at a bank and works as an Independent Thirty-One Consultant. Gege now wants to GIVE BACK!
For every item that you purchase through Thirty-One in the month of August, Christian HELP will receive 25% of the sale!
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This blog entry was written by Nick, a Seminole County high school student doing a one-month internship at Christian HELP.
I work at Christian HELP as a high school intern. I had two main goals in mind when applying for the internship; to learn what a full-time work schedule feels like, and to develop an understanding of professional communications and relations.
“But of course, God did this and immeasurably more than I could have imagined in this job.”
Christian HELP provides me with the ability to help reveal God’s purpose in the lives of others- a rather fulfilling job, to say the least. In addition, I’ve had the blessing of seeing the clients and what they learn through the Central Florida Jobs Initiative program. Every one of them leaves the classes feeling far more equipped to find their purpose in the workplace.
“The staff has been a blessing as well, teaching me the importance of building relationships with others and depending on the Lord in the workplace without sacrificing a professional attitude.”
As a student that tends to get very serious when work needs to be done, this is an invaluable lesson for me. I am blessed beyond measure to be a part of such an amazing organization.
Robbin has spent the last two decades of her life serving our country. She retired from the Army in 2013 after 22 years of faithful service. She thought the skills and experience she acquired as well as her tour overseas would give her a “leg-up” once she returned to civilian life. She never imagined the difficulties she would experience on her journey to find a job.
“At every interview, even though I had the experience, I was told I needed a piece of paper, a degree.”
Robbin went back to school but found it challenging to find a job that could sustain her while she furthered her education. Robbin crossed paths with Christian HELP at one of our CFEC Job Fairs. She got connected with our CFJI Job Training Program. Although she had received job training skills from both the VA and UCF, she learned a whole new set of skills at Christian HELP.
“Christian HELP gave me a reality check. They prepared me for job seeking in the real world. Why didn’t anyone teach me this stuff before?”
Robbin graduated from UCF with a degree in Sociology and she is now working full-time!
Robbin, we are so proud of you and we are grateful for the service you have provided to ensure the freedom of so many around the world.