Christian Job Corps gives practical help, ‘hope in the form of Jesus’

Judy Phillips, Covington Christian Women’s Job Corps co-coordinator, prays with a recent CWJC graduate at the Christian Service Center in Andalusia.

Elaine Dickson says a lot of stories have come from her years with Christian Job Corps, a ministry of Alabama Woman’s Missionary Union, but one woman’s story in particular leaps to the top.

The woman wasn’t originally from the U.S., and when Dickson met her, she had recently taken her children and fled from an abusive marriage.

“We worked alongside her and gave her the confidence she needed,” Dickson said.

Through CJC’s job and life skills training, the young mother got a college degree and started a career that could support her family. She also learned from a mentor and grew in her faith.

Dickson, who serves as Alabama CJC coordinator, said that’s what CJC is about — watching God work miracles in people’s lives.

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