The Right Place
“I didn’t know English or how I was going to be able to take care of myself and my family.”
I came to the United States as a refugee. I didn’t know English or how I was going to be able to take care of myself and my family. Then I began training at the LDS Humanitarian Center. I was told that this would be a good first step for me—a place where I could learn English, job skills, and how to become a part of this new way of life that was now my own. I soon learned that it was the right place for me. At the LDS Humanitarian Center, there were people willing to help me through my fears and challenges. I went through a lot, good and bad, but I learned so much. With their help, I stayed positive and kept trying.
I began at the center working as a sorter; then I moved to positions that required more skills and that gave me opportunities to help others. During this time, I was also enrolled in English classes. These classes were so helpful because as my English got better, I could communicate better with my coworkers and my supervisors. With my improved English, I grew more confident that I could have a successful life.
I now have a good-paying job as a teacher’s assistant. I am able to care for my family. I continue to work hard and to study hard. Life now is better for me and for my family. For this, I would like to thank everyone who helped me. I appreciate all they have done for me and my family.
“With my improved English, I grew more confident that I could have a successful life.”
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