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Hello, My name is Anadelia Yamilex Jerez, and I finally found my passion. My family is from the Dominican Republic but I was born in New York. Growing up I felt like the ugly duckling of the family. Everyone would bully me and call me names. Also, nobody was nice to me. My mom was always working and was never really there for me. We were always moving around to different cities/states.
Materialistic Left a Void
Nice houses and materialistic things still left me with this void. All I yearned for was my mother’s love and time. I had to learn things on my own and act as a mother to my younger siblings. My dad got deported back to the Dominican Republic when I was young, he was never in my life. My grandma would always go to church and take me with her when I was a little girl. But my grandma and my family were the types of people they preach against in a church. They were corrupted people who only cared about the money and were always cursing. As I grew, I grew confused, with a lot of anger and always thought negative. At the same time, I grew strong and brave and I was very smart.
I remember growing up my dream was to be a lawyer if anybody would ask me, that was what I wanted to be. In conclusion, I wanted to help keep people out of jail because people were always getting into trouble in my family. My older brother until this day keeps going in and out of jail. As I completed my first year of college I realized that is who I do not want to be. I didn’t feel passionate or saw myself being a lawyer anymore. After finishing that school year off I didn’t go back to school. By then I was 19 with no sense of direction of what I wanted to do with my life. I always had many jobs but I would always leave them because I didn’t like working for other people. I always wanted to be my own boss.
Running from God
In July, the summer of 2017 was when I started to run away from God, instead of running towards him. I met my soulmate that year. When we met we were both lost and so far away from the Lord. In August he got shot, the bullet went in through his back and came out through his chest. As you can see he wasn’t supposed to be alive but the Lord works in mysterious ways. After that, we tried to get closer to the lord. We would go to church every Sunday and I even got my first Bible and that made me feel closer to the Lord. For the first time in my life I was genuinely happy.
Two years pass by and my life goes downhill again. We lost our Apartment and in the midst of it all I find out I’m pregnant. We moved in with my aunt. My relationship takes a turn for the worst. We still decide to work through it. I was having a boy plus we named him Adonis. We decided to move to California with my mom. Two months later I find a job and after three months I ended up leaving my job. My relationship with the people around me got worse because I was angry all the time. I started spending money until I didn’t have any. Therefore, I was broke, angry and miserable. The major problem this time was that I only looked for the Lord when I was down. Never said, “Hey Father Thank You for everything you have done for me.” As for that major reason, I believe now the Lord kept me down time after time, so I can remember to always praise him high up.
New Awakenings Begin
In essence, nobody taught me the right way of loving the Lord. Nobody sat me down and told me to read the bible. Nobody told me that the power of the Lord is amazing and what he can do for us, nobody else can. I knew there was a God but I didn’t know anything about my father.
The moment I analyzed my life and realized I didn’t want to live like that anymore, things started to change. I desired to do the right thing and to find the Lord. I longed for the Holy Spirit. I wanted to find my passion. However, I was good at many things yet nothing fulfilled me. To help people is all I ever wanted to do. I vowed to become a better me, a new mind I thought. As a result, I started listening to motivational videos. I decided I was going to read the bible from start to finish.
Called to Serve
People were always drawn to me throughout my life. Back then I was clueless but now I saw clearly. They were always seeking for help. My gift is to help. I can help others through the Lord. God is my only escape. He is my father. Every time I speak about the Lord my heart races with excitement. I feel a fire in me I just want to tell everyone about the Lord and what he can do for us. I found my passion. My only mission in life is to serve the Lord. To become a deacon to help others. Additionally, I yearned to learn more but I didn’t have the funds. Initially, this led me to Christian Leaders Institute. What I’ve learned here taught me things nobody has ever taught me. Peace is within me since I have embarked on this new journey. I’m going after what has always been mine.
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