My Dreams Became a Reality
“I feel I have accomplished so much.”
I wanted a job, but I did not speak English very well and felt very insecure. I worked up the courage to apply to Deseret Industries because I knew they would help me conquer my fear of English. The role DI has played in my life has been very important.
At Deseret Industries we are provided expert guidance to achieve our goals. My development specialist and job coach encouraged and pushed me to reach the goals I set for myself. I suffered from low self-esteem because I was unable to communicate, so learning English was at the top of my list. They enlisted help through my bishop. He contacted an elderly missionary couple serving in my ward. These missionaries were very special. I had a lesson with them each week and it helped me greatly. I really enjoyed my time with them. DI provided an English tutor for me and I had a two hour class with him each week. Even with all of this help, DI also paid for two semesters of English classes at the university.
Today, I feel I have accomplished so much. I can communicate and understand English. I don’t understand everything 100%, but I can have an intelligent conversation. I also have the skills to succeed in my new job. This is what I always wanted. Deseret Industries has helped me fulfill my dream to be able to communicate and carry out a job. The DI training program gave me the confidence I needed to make my dreams become a reality.
“Deseret Industries has helped me fulfill my dream to be able to communicate and carry out a job.”
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