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Montgomery woman cares for the less fortunate/Making A Difference

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

In the Caring Center at the First Baptist Church in downtown Montgomery on South Perry Street, you're witnessing care in action, grace reaching the soul.

"Absolutely," said Jane Ferguson.

Ferguson says there is little doubt she got the 'call' and that was more than 20 years ago.

"God called me," she said.

Jane Ferguson first started the literacy program which teaches English as a second language to 100 people from 18 countries living in the River Region and Conversational English along with tutoring to more than 200.

And there's more.

"I get more out of the people I serve," said Ferguson.

Downstairs in the Caring Center, scores of people wait for their turn to take a bag of groceries home, most of it donated from the Montgomery Area Food Bank.

And a chance to 'shop' for clothes.

"When I say shopping, I don't mean we charge them anything," said Ferguson.

That was a good thing for John Gonleh who arrived in America broke and hungry from the civil war along the Ivory Coast in Africa. That was 6 years ago.

Today, Gonleh is back on his feet, owns his home and grateful for another chance.. thanks to Jane Ferguson.

"There is no doubt she made a difference in my life as well as my family's," Gonleh said.

What you see here is really only a snapshot of what all Ferguson has started. There's the AIDS ministry program, prison ministry, and the Nehemiah Project in Chisholm.

The list never seems to stop.

"I can't imagine not doing this," said Ferguson.

Reporter: "What did you give up to do this?"

"I didn't give up anything," said Ferguson.

Jane Ferguson shows no sign of slowing down.

Caring for the needy, one person at a time.

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