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Sarah: A new work of God

  There is a story behind every person. Thoughts behind their expressions. Emotions behind their feelings, and a soul beneath their skin. Sarah’s story of her miraculous journey is one of many stories that too often go untold. Sarah is shy and reserved, and without her telling her story, you would never know the trials…

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Victor’s victory

  It is often said that actions speak louder than words. If so, Victor’s story is louder than it appears in print. Victor doesn’t spend much time talking about what he is going to do. He just does it. Nor does he spend much time talking about his recovery and the spiritual transformation that made…

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Demetrius: A job now – a career soon

  JobsPlus from City Gospel Mission visited my high school last August when I was a senior. They went over opportunities and talked about the importance of dressing for jobs you want and what skills you have to know in the workplace. The program director, Mike Hill, is very charismatic. Later, he checked up on…

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‘God has led me to my job’

  By John B. When I was in a recovery program in March 2018, I was introduced to JobsPlus. I learned so much, not only about resumes and how to interview, but also the spiritual side to living my purpose that God had in store for me. When I applied for a job at a…

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Nick gets a job & his daughter & son back

  By Nick S. JobsPlus graduate A couple years ago I was getting treatment for drug use. It got to the point where my daughter had been taken from me. My lawyer said, “You can give her to someone in your family. You can do what you’re supposed to do to get her back. Or…

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Today’s hero: Kirk Lake, mentoring volunteer

By Robin Wagner Director of Volunteer Services, City Gospel Mission During this national Volunteer Appreciation Week, we give our sincere thanks for each of you – over 2,500 strong – who give your time and effort to build into the lives of so many people who need uplifted. You are the bedrock of our organization,…

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Makayla: A life changing career

When I was laid off at my job of two years in October 2015, I was terrified. I was making do with my savings, but I was going through that quickly. I didn’t know what to do. I got the job at Cincinnati Christian University right out of college there without interviewing, so I didn’t…

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Steve: A second chance

I had lived life for 40 years addicted to drugs. I started smoking marijuana at 12 years old. In 2016, I had been on the verge of suicide. I remember standing on the Main St. bridge in Hamilton, ready to jump. It was January 31st. I was high that day. A cop approached me. I…

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Gurney: God has opened doors

Gurney has battled alcoholism for many years, and he has been homeless on numerous occasions. Over the past several years, Gurney has gone back and forth from jail to Hope House Mission to the Genesis Recovery Center in Hamilton. After many arrests, Gurney tried to get sober one more time. This time, something has clicked.…

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