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My name is Juliana Botelho, I'm 46 years old and I'm a beloved daughter of the Father! I've been married to Marcos for 27 years and we have two wonderful sons, Luiz Guilherme (24) and Luiz Eduardo (21).
My story with the Home Experience began in 2019 with the arrival of the course at my church, through the life of a dear friend who had taken the course with Devi at Titus Home. She already had the intention of bringing the course to our church (NIB - New Baptist Church of Cascavel) in the form of a ministry for women. I was part of that first class.
The desire to teach women was burning in my heart, but I didn't know how to do it, I didn't have the right tool, until the arrival of the Home Experience. The course was a gift from God, which made the Lord's call blossom in me. And how grateful I am, because I developed many gifts, learned my position as a wife and as a woman according to God's heart and, since then, every year I have formed my classes, one more special than the other.
In 2020, with the pandemic, our ministry saw the need and opportunity to go online and this step made us structure the course even more and enabled it to reach many countries. Many more women came to the ministry and the course was taught through video classes and online meetings to more than 3000 students.
At the same time as the pandemic, God touched me with the desire to create a line of Christian products for the home, a line like the ones I sold in my store, and this desire awakened in me as a professional purpose, something that would bring meaning to my work.
In various ways the Lord was testifying that this line was His will, so the first time I sat down with paper and pencil in hand to create the first sketches of the collection, all that came to mind were phrases from the book Experiencing Home. So I prayed, called my friend and ministry leader and said:
"Friend, I want to create a brand of home products from the book Experiencing Home. Am I dreaming too big? Could you give me Devi's contact details?"
Wisely and used by God as always, my friend encouraged me, prayed with me and hoped that Devi would agree to the idea. Like everything that is born first in the heart of God, the plans were successful! Devi also prayed and said that, for the first time, she had peace and felt that she now had permission from the Lord for products to carry her signature and all the legacy that this book full of divine inspiration represents.
And so our partnership was born and the brand Home Experience was born in Brazil, for Brazil and for the world.
At the beginning of 2021 I went through COVID and it wasn't easy at all. I became very weak and needed time to recover, take care of myself and spend more time with my family. During this same period, Devi's health was also very fragile, so I decided to stop with the products, but the dream still lived in my heart.
The Lord took his beloved daughter Devi Titus, and I felt a mixture of sadness and gratitude that I had never felt before, for having had the opportunity to know her, to work with her and, above all, to know that God is so great and knows that He does the best even if we can't understand it. I am grateful for the legacy the Lord has left through Devi's life.
Then some time passed and dear Trina got in touch with me. She is sweet, kind and full of God's Spirit. Our conversation flowed and our desire to maintain and further expand Home Experience converged! We resumed our partnership in March 2023 and the Home Experience brand of home products was reborn in full swing.
I am immensely grateful for the opportunity to continue this legacy alongside Trina and I believe that with God's grace we will prevail in doing God's will and bringing the name of Jesus to many, many homes around the world.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. - Deuteronomy 6:5-9 (NIV)