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Journey of Faith: From Engineering and Law to Ministry

Greetings, dear readers! My name is Daniel Jeffrey Gonzales from the Philippines. I am thrilled to share my life’s journey with you. The ministry courses and biblical knowledge taught at the Christian Leaders Institute equip me for my dual ministry calling.

My Early Years

I was born on a crisp October 30th morning in 1991, a day that would mark the beginning of an adventurous and faith-filled life. Raised in a loving family, I quickly developed a curiosity for understanding the world around me. This curiosity eventually led me down paths I could never have predicted.

Education and Career Convergence

As I grew, my passion for learning led me to pursue a dual career in engineering and law. Armed with a thirst for knowledge and an unyielding determination, I embarked on a journey through university. I honed my skills in these two seemingly disparate fields. With each milestone I achieved, I realized that God was weaving a unique tapestry for my life. One that blended my analytical engineering mind with a heart for justice and advocacy as a lawyer.

Marriage Union

On December 20, 2019, I experienced a life-altering event. I married the love of my life, Jane Marie. Our union symbolized more than just the merging of two souls. It was the embodiment of God’s perfect timing and His plan for our lives. Together, we set out on a journey of shared dreams. We support each other’s endeavors and embrace the challenges that come our way.

Answering the Call

My journey took an unexpected turn when God called me to serve Him in ministry. The call to ministry was like a whisper in my heart that grew louder with each passing day. I began to engage in various roles within my church community – from leading the youth to guiding worship and preaching. It was in these moments of service that I discovered a new dimension of purpose, a deeper connection to God’s work, and an unwavering desire to touch lives.

Birth of a Vision

The culmination of my experiences led me to found “Soul’d Out for Jesus Ministries Incorporated.” This organization was born out of a passion to bring hope, healing, and access to justice to those who needed it most. The ministry aimed to provide legal assistance to the underprivileged while also spreading the message of God’s love to the farthest corners of the world. The dual identity of lawyer and minister seamlessly merged. God created in me a powerful force for change and transformation.

CLI: Ministry Courses and Biblical Knowledge

As the vision for my ministry expanded, so did my quest for ministry courses, biblical knowledge, and spiritual growth. This search led me to the Christian Leaders Institute. There, I found a community dedicated to equipping individuals like me with the tools to serve effectively. With a heart for the marginalized and a passion for ministry, I joined CLI to enhance my skills and fulfill my calling. My ultimate goal is to empower those in need, whether through legal aid or spiritual guidance.

Embracing the Future

Dear reader, my journey continues to unfold each day, with its challenges and triumphs. From my early days as an engineer and lawyer to the unexpected path into ministry, my life has been a testament to God’s faithfulness and guidance. Through it all, my loving wife, Jane Marie, has been my constant companion. She supports me in every endeavor. As I look ahead, I am excited to see how God will continue to use me to impact lives and bring about positive change in this world.

Thank you for joining me on this autobiographical voyage. May my story inspire you to embrace your own journey with faith, courage, and an open heart.

Register a Study Account

Register for a free study account, automatically enrolling you in the Getting Started Class at the Christian Leaders Learning Platform. The Getting Started class will take you less than an hour to complete.

When you log in to the Learning Platform, you will notice that the Getting Started Class automatically appears on your dashboard.    

The Getting Started Class will orientate you to the Christian Leaders Learning Platform and the Programs offered, including:

  1. Ministry Awards, Certificates, Diplomas, and Degrees with the Christian Leaders Institute.
  2. Minister Credentialling (Ordination) with the Christian Leaders Alliance, including local Soul Center registration possibilities. 

Note: You can enroll in tuition-free courses or mini-courses immediately without finishing the getting started class.  

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