Jennifer Cordero has been sharing the Gospel by selling modern and trendy faith-based apparel. Cordero was born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, but she grew up in North Carolina. She attended Johnson & Wales University where she graduated with an A.S. in baking and pastries, and a B.S. in entrepreneurship. However, after graduating she found that the culinary industry could be quite toxic, and found herself straying from God as a result. She prayed that God would send her in a new direction where she could use her talents to glorify Him.
During that time, Cordero noticed her graphic T-shirts from college were getting a fair amount of attention. From the grocery store to the park, her shirts were ice breakers to start a conversation with someone. This is where the idea for faith-based apparel came from. Cordero felt that the designs for Christian apparel that were already out there weren’t very relatable. With the support and encouragement from her family, she decided to follow God’s leading and give the business a try.
“My goal is that whatever it may be that I sell, it may glorify and honor God,” says Cordero. “The slogan of my shop is “Live every day captivated by the word of God,’’ and that’s what I want for my own journey of life and for others to have as well — for God to use my shop for whatever He sees fit.”
Running a small business comes with its share of challenges. Cordero currently works part-time to support her business and wishes that she could be more hands-on with the final product. But, the moments where she sees how others are blessed by her products make it all worth it.
“One time I saw that a customer had requested to add a special message to her order. The package was a gift for her friend, who was having a hard time. She had purchased a notebook with the verse Psalm 91:4 printed on it …. I was touched by her gesture and how much she truly cared for her friend, and I wanted to help her out. I was able to add the special message as well as some tracts along with a verse card to the package. Sometime after, the customer reached out to me and told me how grateful she was that the extra goodies were added to the package and how much her friend loved the notebook. I felt blessed to help her with this special gift. In the future, I want to be able to do that more often to create those connections with others.”
Cordero continues to sell her products and says she has grown in her spiritual walk with God because of it.
“I truly desire to live every day captivated by the Word of God. My inspiration and motivation comes from Him, His word, my family, and friends.”
Carolina | December 2021