Lauren Balderrama was living her life her way until Jesus took over.
I love working alongside young adults and hearing their testimonies of how Jesus rocked their world. Stories of destitution, rage, alcoholism and dozens of other afflictions that grip young men and women in this culture. Lauren Balderrama was no exception. The difference is that she has taken the story of her salvation one step further; Lauren is impacting others through her experience and her amazing clothing line called, “4 Christ Apparel.”Here is Lauren’s story with her bold claim for Christ and reaching the lost with a unique passion.
Please visit her website, 4 Christ Apparel when you have a moment and see the lives she has touched.
“I grew up as a liberal atheist with a one-track mind to live everyday to it’s fullest. I lived 20 years of my life solely focusing on satisfying my wants and desires. I would do any and everything to quench my fleshly cravings. I would hit rock bottom, then keep digging. Partying, men, and drugs just left me feeling hurt, lonely, and unsatisfied. I was trying to fill a void with artificial fixes, but at 21 years old God snatched my heart and showed me that He is the only one who can fill that space. I gave my life to Jesus in 2008 and have been radically chasing Him since.”
“The concept of 4 Christ Apparel was birthed in 2012 but came to full fruition in 2015. God had led me to 2 Timothy 2 and Colossians 3, which revealed to me that we are enlisted in God’s army and that everything we do is 4 Christ. That revelation inspired me to create a clothing company serving to outfit God’s army that shares Christ in all things.”
“Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him.”
“I am passionate about this movement to do everything 4 Him. I believe in living out your Christianity, not just talking about it. Too often Christianity is mistaken for just a label when in reality it’s a lifestyle. We are called by God to be representatives 4 Him in every area of our lives. I believe this movement gives people an outward expression of their lives being solely dedicated to Him.”
“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
“God has continually shown up throughout the life of the company. I believe He is going to use it as a catalyst to make His name famous. I am enjoying the ride thus far, and I cannot wait to see what God does in and through 4 Christ Apparel.”
Christianity is not just a label, it’s a lifestyle! (Lauren Balderrama)