Rebecca Contreras, a successful entrepreneur from Texas and former member of the George W. Bush administration, recently delivered a captivating and inspiring testimony at the Capital Life Church in Arlington, Virginia.
Together with her husband David Contreras, whom she has been happily married to for 33 years, they shared their profound faith journey and personal challenges. On May 7, their heartfelt stories deeply touched the congregation, leaving a lasting impact.
Rebecca’s journey began in her youth, where she faced numerous hurdles that shaped her life in unexpected ways. As a teenager, she confronted the daunting challenges of becoming a mother at a young age, leading her to make the difficult decision to leave high school. Struggling with drug addiction further complicated her path, exacerbating her struggles with poverty. It was in these trying circumstances that Rebecca’s faith was tested.
Rebecca Contreras offers readers a compelling narrative of her life in her memoir, Lost Girl: From the Hood to the White House to Millionaire Entrepreneur, published in 2021. Within its pages, she intricately weaves the story of her spiritual transformation and the remarkable circumstances that guided her to encounter her husband, David. Additionally, the book sheds light on their remarkable 12-year period of service under the leadership of President George W. Bush, which spanned across both Texas, during his governorship, and Washington, D.C.
Amidst her darkest moments, Rebecca discovered solace and hope in her newfound faith. She described how her spiritual awakening transformed her perspective on life and enabled her to confront her demons with resilience and determination. Her faith became the guiding light that ultimately led her towards a path of redemption and success.
“I am a miracle of God. And I don’t know any other way to describe it. And so, if you guys have a dictionary at home and you look up the word ‘dysfunction,’ you’ll see David and Rebecca Contreras right under that word,” Rebecca said.
“We are definitely an incredible, redemptive power and the true redemptive story of what God can do with two very broken people and surrendered lives.”
Rebecca’s journey took an unforeseen turn when she found herself working for the George W. Bush administration. Her hard work, unwavering dedication, and remarkable resilience propelled her to excel in her career. She soon became a prominent figure in the business world, accumulating immense wealth through her entrepreneurial endeavors. However, Rebecca never forgot the struggles she endured and the role her faith played in her transformation.
During her testimony at Capital Life Church, Rebecca shared the challenges she faced while navigating the complex world of politics and business. She spoke of the ethical dilemmas she encountered, the sacrifices she made, and the importance of maintaining her integrity throughout her career.
Rebecca emphasized that her success was not solely measured by her financial accomplishments but by the impact she made on the lives of others.