My Strength is My Story with Julienne Burleson, Surviving Camp Inca: A Life Changing Prison Experience. Julienne is a courageous woman revealing her vivid memories through her journey, showing the resilience of the human spirit; being transformed in her darkest moment to a bright beacon of light.
Be ready to re-live the miracles that Julienne lived over a period of 5 years. The hope and love she has now after her devastating journey will mesmerize your heart, and confuse your mind, all the while expressing gratitude for the blessings of freedom.
Julienne Burleson: A wife of 14 years married to a wonderful man. Julienne is a profound, captivating and inspirational speaker, number one best-selling author on Amazon, and healing artist in the modality of reflexology by trade. She currently resides in Tennessee and enjoys living a life of freedom.
Julienne’s powerful story serves as a parable about finding light in the darkest places. Soon you will realize that you, too, an break the chains of fear, abuse, conformity, limitation, bad habits — or whatever your own personal “Camp Inca” may be for you.
“You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.” ~ Matthew 17:20
Enjoy the multitude of topics discussed including Hollywood, relationships, drugs, fear, hope, and love! You’ll discover many gems and see the blessings of God’s provision over Julienne’s life. And who knows, rats might even show up! Sit back and feel the joy of how a life changing prison experience brought about significance through God.
- Where I am now.
- Growing up as a beach girl in California.
- Studio City and West Hollywood
- Duran Duran, Gwen Stefani, U2
- The House of Blues
- The Comedy Store
- Separation of parents
- Daddy’s girl
- American Band Stand
- Calvary Chapel and Baptized
- Became a Christian
- Dad & Bars
- Commercial catering
- Neighbor’s best friend
- Miami Trip
- Flight to Ecuador
- A New Language
- Touring Quito
- Airport Checkin
- Customs, Agents and Dogs
- A prisoner
- The Interpol Compound
- The Balcony
- The Cell, men prisoners, and the torture chair
- The Motorcycle
- The US Embassy
- Transferred to CDP
- Peace Corp Missionaries
- Pancake mattresses
- Camp Inca
- What is your “Camp Inca”?
- Why am I here?
- Support from Family
- Transferred to prisons
- The escape
- Moms and their children
- Jail Four
- Sentence taking almost 3 years
- Change in the government
- Where was God in all of this?
- My Missionary Mom, Joan
- Prison transfer
- Dad & the Body Guard
- 60 Minutes and Mike Wallace
- Parents looking for peace
- Regret as a journalist
- The drug lord and turkey dinner
- Mother’s Day Weekend
- Back to Camp Inca
- Bible Study in prison
- Two for One Law
- Kill the Rats Campaign
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” ~ Proverbs 3:5-6
What nuggets did God give you?
- Negative to positive
Quotes and statements within the interview:
“Going to see bands was my thing.”
“My Dad called me a world traveler, because my favorite book was an atlas.”
“Watching La La Land brought me back.”
“Life was good.”
“I always thought I would be in the entertainment business.”
“I was looking for an extended family.”
“I needed a void filled.”
“You won’t feel like a third wheel.”
“They had the answers for everything.“
“I automatically thought we were going to the beach.”
“Julienne, you’re our friend. We would never put you in a bad situation.”
“I can handle this.”
“I heard a little voice that said, ‘Don’t do this. Don’t go.'”
“There is cocaine all over the floor in 24 pieces of art.”
“When I woke up, there was an English/Spanish dictionary sitting next to me.”
“It was like an indoor outdoor maze.”
“You can kill me now!”
“I sat there for 3 days.”
“I was transferred to CDP and held illegally for 30 days.”
“Women would be sleeping kind of over each other in the cage.”
“You have to charge her or you have to let her go!”
“It took me 2 years to get to court.”
“Oh my God! I’m not going to eat a horse!”
“I was mentally checked out.”
“Every time I get transferred, I get transferred back to Camp Inca.”
“I got the sentence — 10 years.”
“I downed it.”
“It wasn’t that I still didn’t believe in God, but I wasn’t even thinking it was God’s problem.”
“I don’t have time for it.”
“She never gave up on me.”
“Julienne, are you reading your Bible?”
“I wish they would have showed more in those prisons than we showed.”
“I found peace from a drug lord.”
“What I can do is temporary. What God can do is eternal.”
“We started to grow as a body.”
“The miracle in all of this is I flew into the country on July 5, 1995, and flew out of the country July 5, 2000.”
“I had to leave the country on a good note.”
“I’ve come so far in life.”
“The ultimate freedom is in Jesus.”
“You don’t have to wait for permission to reinvent yourself.”
What would you tell those stuck in “Camp Inca”?
- Seek in the Lord.
- Read the Bible.
- Seek counsel.
- Set goals.
- Reinvent yourself.
- You MUST respond.
What has your story gifted you?
- Feeling grateful.
- Helping others see the blessings in their life.
“Encouraging others to share their story!“
Resources mentioned in the episode:
- Connect with Julienne Burleson; http://campinca.com
- BOOK: Surviving Camp Inca, A Life Changing Prison Experience
- Facebook: facebook.com/survivingcampinca
- Twitter: twitter.com/survivecampinca
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Music by Mandisa – Overcomer
Cover Art by Jenny Hamson