by Dana Candillo
A Riveting and Powerful Memoir of the transformation and metamorphosis of a young girl living the "glamourous life" of a model and a stripper, whose life de-railed and de-escalated to a rapid halt! It is the story of a Divine Appointment and a Divine Rescue from the Sex Industry. Walking in True Freedom, only found in God, she returned and Founded The Lion's Beauty Queens, Inc., a ministry reaching out to women in the Sex Industry.
As a child Dana endured the death of a parent, father in prison, dysfunctional environment of alcoholism and drugs, poverty, abuse, neglect, and was sexually abused by age 8. A troubled teenage rebellion followed.
As Dana pursued high hopes in a modeling career, she was trafficked through a local tanning salon, into exotic dancing in strip clubs at age 17. Her first marriage to a male stripper/drug dealer ended with him at the gates of a prison. Living in lies, a world of illusion, in pain, struggling, and single parenting became her personal hell.
In January of 1994 she felt the words "Love has taken over me - I have been set FREE"! She then graduated college with her BSN and RN Degree, married a youth Pastor of 14 years, and birthed her ministry and nonprofit, The Lion's Beauty Queens, Inc. Currently LBQ is reaching out to 17 strip clubs monthly throughout Kansas City, MO, KS and California.
Surrendered Showgirl...from Stripper to Saint reveals how for some people life can be a set up, creating the perfect victim. It is an absorbing journey through overwhelming circumstances, the darkness of the sex industry, and resulting in the marvelous revelation of how God redeems and restores. It shows the way of escape, how to become "New" again, be made whole and live in total freedom!BOLD, BRAVE, and INSPIRATIONAL!
This is a passionate story of turmoil and tragedy and a relentless pursuit of HIS Glory and Grace!