We had the good fortune of connecting with Natalie Andrade and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Natalie, what is the most important factor behind your success?
The most important factor behind the success of our brand is Jesus. Without a doubt He is the one who inspired me to incorporate the scripture to give hope to those who may not know Him.

My husband and our kids started off doing this for fun. We love candles and in just 2 years the amount of people that we have reached is truly a blessing. We never dreamed it would be anything like this and I have a feeling this is just the beginning of what the Lord has in store.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Well a little back story and I’ll keep this really short is that only 7 years ago I was addicted to a drug that robbed me of every good thing in my life and left me on the streets.. By the grace and mercy of God I was given a second chance at life.

My husband spent 10 years in prison and has built a life for himself and his family. He is an amazing father, husband and right hand man. But most importantly he has allowed God to mold him and guide him.

I believe and am proud to say that our business is not just a business but a testimony of hope. Our mission from day one was to bring hope to the world by sharing small verses from the Bible.

We are just beginners in the business industry but we are hopeful and can’t wait to see what the future holds.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would say allot of outdoor locations, we would plan for the beach, some hikes, small coffee shops and hole in the wall restaurants are awesome, our church and our gym.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My shoutouts go to my FAMILY. My husband, our oldest boy Anthony, our middle daughter Neveyah, to our youngest little David have all played a part. Wether it be editing videos from Anthony or getting great ideas from Neveyah to helping me glue and paint from our baby. Without them it wouldn’t be possible. And my biggest supporter and fan, my mom! She has kept me from quitting and supported me in ways you couldn’t even imagine. I am truly blessed!

Instagram: @lamb_of_god_candle_co

Image Credits
David Andrade (husband) Anthony Salazar (son) Neveyah Falconi (daughter) David Jr Andrade (son) Maria Zapata (mother)

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