Living Hope: Rodnesha's Story


The enemy is deceitful. He disguises slavery as freedom and burdens as pleasures. And in our sinful, humanity, we are often deceived. But, as we see in Matthew 11:28-30, Jesus offers an alternative. He says, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Hear from one of our workshop participants, Rodnesha, about the rest she found in Jesus from her labor and burdens.

“I was lost, disobedient and heavy laden in sin. Two failed marriages, drug addictions and bad parenting laid as a heavy yoke of bondage about my neck because I wanted my way and not the fathers. I was miserable and like David when he murdered Uriah I began to cry out for a second chance!

Well I am here to let you know that God answered some years later through a beautiful motherly teacher name Deborah Smith, who is an instructor at WorkFaith Birmingham on August 5, 2019! I am now a member of Ms. Deborah’s church New Pilgrim Baptist Church I will be getting baptized on Sunday August 25, 2019 and I am also joining the choir. You see WorkFaith Birmingham is more than just a place to come and get help finding a job, it is a place to come to know Christ, a place to be restored to Christ and a place of Hope and Healing and on top of that you have an opportunity to put some money in ya pocket!! It doesn’t get any better!!

God is still saving, God is still healing and God is still restoring, right here at WorkFaith Birmingham!”

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Because of his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead...”  1 Peter 1:3 (CSB)