Where are you from?
Hello, my name is Claudia and I was born in Mexico, came to USA at the age of 6 yrs.
Please describe your background.
I lived in LA with my mom from the age of 6 years to the age of 13 years. At the age of 13 years. I eloped with my boyfriend (now husband). At that time, I felt eloping was the best option in my life. As drastic as it might seem, I still think it was the best choice.
I had my first child when I was 14 years and later had 5 more children. Life was not easy, being low-income, having 5 boys (my last child came later) yet somehow, I pulled through. God was there even if I did not know it. A series of events happened, and after 20 years - my husband and I were torn apart, then we separated for 7 years. These were the hardest moments in my life, since I had created an idol out of him, he was my everything.
I nagged a lot, and was very demanding, very strong-minded and prideful. I believe I was like so in reflection of the women in my family, who have a strong character.
Life has twists and turns and I walked through the wilderness since 2007. My husband was not with me, my children were making hurtful decisions, I lost my job, and I could not change any of it.
Yet the Lord had a purpose and a plan. I am so thankful for those years since it only made me stronger and trusting on the Lord.
List one experience you’ve shared in WOW31 that started it all for you or resonates with you the most.
What resonates with me, is what Pastor Susan has imparted through these meetings, for example...
Trinity consist of God, Jesus and Holy Spirit, 3 in 1 (The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit). In our physical life we have the father, the son and to my amazement the woman is identified with The Holy Spirit. I am the helper! My husband’s and children‘s helper – through prayer and imparting words of wisdom, guided by the Holy Spirit.
There is always a war, I have been standing in the side lines, because of fear or lack of knowledge. I need to get my weapons (the armor of God) and go a win the battle and ultimately the war.
If you had the entire world’s attention and knew that every living person on earth would hear you, what would you say?
I would say, there is a Savior that fills you with love, peace, hope and power. He loves you! He wants the best for you! You are perfect in His eyes. Trust Him! Love Him!
Try it for 6 months. Give yourself completely to Him and I guarantee, your life will be changed for the better and forever.
If you were brand new to the WOW31, what is one thing you would tell yourself?
The same thing I told myself 11 years ago, try it for 6 months. Ask God to manifest Himself. It will be uncomfortable, yet I have nowhere else to go, my way has not worked.
What led you to get involved in WOW 31 and what made you stay?
The scripture below touches my heart deeply, before God, I was blind.
Hosea 4:6. my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. “Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the law of your God, I also will ignore your children.
Being involved in WOW31 allows me to believe that women will be set free from the blindness of the enemy and be filled with the knowledge of God through the Holy Spirit. They will be empowered to nourish their marriage, their husband, their children, and believe how beautiful and valuable they are.
How has your life been impacted through the WOW31?
My life has changed and is still changing. I am careful with what comes out of my mouth. I am not foolish. I try to understand the other person’s situation. I am not demanding.
Most importantly, I know who I am in God. I know my God is working on my behalf. I have faith that my family, my children, and future generations will be in love and serving my Lord and Savior. I believe this with all my heart. I am no longer the doubtful, fearful, insecure Claudia.
Discuss how you have grown as a person because of the WOW31.
My growth has taken time and I am still growing. I have so much peace knowing the Lord works all things for good, according to His purpose. The confidence I have amazes me. Confidence in Christ, confidence that He has my back in all areas of my life and my children’s life. If fear tries to strike me, I bring it down with God’s word/promises.
How do you see yourself helping others through WOW31, in the near future?
I see myself sharing my testimony and sharing what the Lord has done for me. Sharing the word of God. Telling woman stop fighting with their husbands and children, instead pray and love them, believing God is working. Teaching woman to share with other woman and empower them as well.
In your own words, describe the heart behind the WOW31.
The heart behind WOW31 is to teach women the power they have through Jesus Christ, to believe in themselves, to stop being a victim, and be a victor. To teach them how to use your spiritual weapons and fight the battle for their marriage and their children. To stop ungodly beliefs, ungodly strongholds, ancestral sins, in order to be set free, to see your family set free, and future generations.