Rey Gonzalez - Christian Testimony

Rey Gonzalez Rey Gonzalez - Christian Testimony
U.S. House of Representatives (Republican)
Texas Congressional District 34

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1. When and how did you become a Christian?

Rey Gonzalez: "I became a Christian at age 12. My mother is an ordained Assemblies of God minister. She has been my pastor all my life. Once, when I was 12 years old, she ended a sermon by asking those of us who already looked like, walked like, talked like a Christian, but had not yet accepted Jesus as Savior, “What are you waiting for?” I considered the question and asked myself, “Indeed, what am I waiting for?” I bowed my head and asked Jesus to come into my heart. I have walked with Him ever since."

2. How did becoming Christian change you?

Rey Gonzalez: "Even that twelve-year-old needed Jesus. There was no immediate change in my life that I could perceive at that age. I was already an active member of my church community, serving in the music department and, like most pastors’ kids, in every other department. I had already decided to shun the world before I became a Christian, so my conversion was not spectacularly transformational. Today I know better. Becoming a Christian changed my destination. When I die, I know my Savior will tell me, “Well done,” not because of what I have done, but because like Abraham, my faith in Him will be counted as righteousness - to me and to all who believe."

3. How would you describe your relationship with Jesus today?

Rey Gonzalez: "I am a friend of Jesus. He loves me and I love Him. We communicate daily."

4. In the past 12 months, about how many minutes have you spent in prayer daily?

Rey Gonzalez: "10-20 minutes, daily."

5. In the past 12 months, how many minutes of Bible reading have you averaged daily?

Rey Gonzalez: "10 minutes, daily."

6. In the past 12 months, what percentage of your income have you returned to God?

Rey Gonzalez: "Approximately 15% (tithe plus offerings)."

7. In the past 12 months, how many non-Christians have you told why Jesus died?

Rey Gonzalez: "As a Sunday School teacher, I never know exactly into whose heart my words are reaching, but the story of redemption is a constant theme in our discussions. Outside church, I share the gospel each time I distribute New Testaments through my participation as a member of Gideons International."

8. In the past 12 months, how many church services have you attended?

Rey Gonzalez: "I attend each Sunday morning and evening service, as well as each midweek service, regularly. The total of church services attended per year must average 150."

9. Which church in which town do you attend most regularly?

Rey Gonzalez: "Ebenezer Assembly of God, San Benito, Texas."

10. Which gift(s) has the Holy Spirit given to you and what fruit(s) have they borne?

Rey Gonzalez: "I can identify 3 gifts which the Holy Spirit has given me, for His glory:

1. The gift of teaching – This gift has provoked in many an inquiring attitude in both secular and spiritual matters. People in my circle of influence are often challenged to ask What, Where, Why, When and How. God has gifted me, for His glory, with a knack for making difficult matters easy to understand.

2. The gift of discernment – This gift has allowed me to navigate through several careers (medicine, law and politics) without entanglements. Relying on God’s direction, I have been able to avoid snares set for me by the enemy.

3. The gift of faith – I have learned to trust in God’s providence. This gift has borne the fruit of joy, as joy flows naturally from knowing that a loving God provides for me."
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