My name is William Gogle Mendoza. I was born on July 25, 1972. I am 41 years old and am the youngest of four brothers. I lived a very bad past. I had a very empty and disorganized life submerged in alcohol, drugs and other types of vices. Besides that I became a thief, stealing wallets and purses. I did have a normal childhood and I graduated as a technician in electricity.
But, as happens when a person is without Christ in his heart, I tried to look and behave like my brother and in 1995 I became a thief. I continued this until 1998 when I was caught and ended up in prison.
When I left prison two years later I became an addict to drugs and alcohol. The people of my home town, Villa Clara, rejected me. I could not walk freely in public places. I could not be present where there were many people gathered, etc.
I continued having this lifestyle for several years until the year 2004 when on March 9 someone shared with me the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I had everything a man could want, pleasure, money, expensive clothes and much more, but I knew that something was missing and it was then that I made the decision to accept Christ into my heart.
Today I am grateful to the Lord for giving me a new life, for salvation of my soul and because today I am a useful person who now does good and who preaches the good news of salvation. Today I rejoice because in the past I sowed pain, suffering, destruction and many other things. Today I am a servant, a minister of the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, serving in the ministry as provincial chaplain and evangelist of Villa Clara. There is a strong passion and desire to help, to bring solutions to those men, women and children that are in an alley with no way out.
As chaplain I visit prisons in Villa Clara, celebrating services and doing pastoral counseling. Besides than I work with alcoholics, visit hospitals, the homeless, orphaned children, widows, elderly and other types of ministry. I go to the places where the situation is tougher – mountains, valleys, small communities, etc.
The vision I have in my heart, my dream, is to be a missionary that is used by God, that He may take me to those places and allow me to work with those people that nobody else wants to work with. I pray every morning, afternoon and evening to the Lord, that He makes me a useful vessel for the glory of His name, that I may be spent as I serve Him, that I may feel that I am useful.
God has blessed me with salvation, with the ministry He has given me, with His presence, and now with a beautiful wife He gave me.