God bless you! My name is Juan Gonzalez from the USA, and I am studying Chaplaincy service ministry training at the Christian Leaders Institute (Learn more about online Bible courses, Click Here). In 1974, I was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, to a fervent Christian mother and an apathetic father.
My Spiritual Journey
My baptism was by immersion at the age of nine with Jesus as my Savior. However, I did not fully understand what I was getting myself into. I praise God for my grandmother Feliz and my sister Noemí. They were faithful and fervent in prayer on my behalf before the Lord.
Getting to know Jesus as my Savior was one thing. Accepting Christ as Lord of my life was a different story. It has been a long, rocky, and slow but continuous process. However, my “aha!” moment came in a very dark time in my life. After a failed marriage and pretending to be an upright elder in my old church in Puerto Rico, my fraudulent character was revealed to me by the Spirit.
Even though I never committed adultery with another woman, my loyalty was rooted in my career and my “Churchianity.” When my wife left me, I dug myself deeper and deeper into my own deception. Finally, in 2008, after I hit bottom, I was divorced and had nothing to my name. I completely gave up and surrendered totally to the Lordship of Christ Jesus.
Chaplaincy Service Ministry Training at CLI
Since then, even with all the ups and downs, I never looked back. Currently married to Laura and father to Alison, Alexandria, and Emmylou, I am a Military Service member in the US Army and hold a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering.
My vision in ministry is Chaplaincy service. My spiritual focus is in Christian Apologetics, Eschatology, Men’s Ministry, and Blended/Step-Family Support.
Therefore, my spiritual dream is to see each Christian ready to meet their Creator spiritually in their daily devotions and physically before the Lord on the last day. I want to see believers “rightly dividing the Word of Truth” and “ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear.”
May we see each other on that sweet day, before the throne of God.