LaDonna Lecoq described her life as, “full of doubt and low in self-confidence” before coming to Christian Women’s Job Corps (CWJC) of Granbury. She came to CWJC seeking basic computer and job-readiness skills and to be with Christian women in a Christian environment.
“Being at CWJC was a wonderful experience where I was surrounded by Christians who were a living testimony of God’s grace and greatness,” Lecoq said. “I am so grateful for the staff for their love, support and believing in me, and for my mentor, Linda Boysen, for her unwavering encouragement.”
Once a registered nurse, Lecoq let her license lapse when she found herself alone with a child to raise. Now that her daughter is grown, she plans to pursue courses in medical billing and coding at Weatherford College in order to realize her goal of re-entering the medical field.
“It is evident that she put raising her child as a priority,” said Becky Ellison, Texas Women’s Missionary Union (WMU) consultant for CWJC. “Now LaDonna is ready to recommit her time and energy to continue a career in the medical field and start her educational journey to build a firm foundation for the future.”
Founded by national WMU in 1997, CWJC provides a Christian environment in which women in need are equipped for life and employment through biblical nourishment. Each participant is paired with a mentor to guide, encourage and keep them accountable. Women receive training in life skills to help them attain education, job readiness and self-sufficiency.
To help with her goals, Lecoq will receive $700 through the Faye Dove Scholarship Award.
“It is evident that LaDonna has grown in her faith and her love for the Lord as a result of being in the CWJC program,” said Carol Seay, executive director of CWJC of Granbury. “Gaining a deeper self-respect has prompted her to return to a medical career, thus fulfilling one of her goals. She is a beautiful person with a heart to serve and help others.”
Laura Wilson is serving as an intern at national WMU.