Ella Adriana Chirinos
In 2018, Ella experienced the love and glory of the Father for the first time. She understood that the God of Israel was more than just words on a paper, or stories of those who encountered Him. He is real, and the tangible, breathtaking, and consuming love of Jesus radically changed her perspective. It was these encounters, and deliverance from a multitude of lies and wicked mindsets, that led to victory in the fiercest battle of Ella’s life: OCD. For those nine years, she thought it was impossible to be free. So she abandoned hope and learned to masterfully hide her pain, thinking it was best to embrace despair and live with the anxiety. However, Ella was that one sheep out in the wilderness whom the Master could not leave behind (Luke 15:1-3). Jesus relentlessly fought for her until she surrendered. He said to her: “I am strong enough to set you free. Will you let me?” After witnessing the inconceivable and living the breakthrough, Ella realized that the crucified life is the key to habitation with God. She now lives solely for the smile of her Beloved and desires to encourage other followers to abandon and reject every wicked and sinful way of the world and experience the fulfillment and freedom of complete surrender to Jesus. Her journey has taught her that God is faithful, and He is worthy of it all.