In 2018, God has continued to bless the efforts of WorkFaith Birmingham in a variety of ways. A new partnership was born with The Salvation Army in January that has empowered 68 clients with the knowledge, skills, ethics, and confidence to experience God's good design in their lives. Over the course of the entire year, classes conducted at The Lovelady Center were consistently at maximum capacity, filled with women that needed to find restoration through career development and understanding of the biblical view of work. In June, God provided numerous employers that participated in our first job fair that led to direct employment for some and excitement for all. Altogether, God allowed WorkFaith to serve 229 people in 2018 and to maintain an 80 percent employment/education rate for our graduates.
But numbers don't tell the stories of people. Clients like William, who has struggled throughout his life to maintain employment because of addictive behaviors, said that WorkFaith and his classmates, "...gave me the confidence to strive forward and overcome some of the obstacles that hindered my work history. With the use of scripture, prayer, biblical principles, and the wonderful leadership of Mrs. Smith, I am ready to face the challenges of society's workforce." Or people like Shauntae, who wrote, "after beginning this walk with WorkFaith, I have been given renewed confidence that I can become a productive member of society. Also, it has helped me to remember that God knows all that I have gone through and that he has a plan for me and my life."
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