C.A.S.S: Okay Vicky, can you tell us your name, hometown and what your family is like?
Yes! My name is Victoria Gonzalez, my family is from California and my home is hispanic and my family is eclectic. Every single person is very very very different. And my mum and my brother are the only ones saved.
C.A.S.S: Ok, how many siblings do you have have?
I only have one sibling, an older brother.
C.A.S.S: How does it feel like being the only child.
I like it
C.A.S.S: You mean you love it?
C.A.S.S: Tell us about your time in Stanford and the journey so far?
Hmm.. it’s been… every year has been better. It just keeps better.
C.A.S.S: Oooh that’s really good and encouraging..
Yeah, you give everything to God and everything as in your relationship with your roommates, your friendships, how you come into class, what you talk about in class, how you dedicate your work, how you study, even writing your essay with God, everything, even the little things, because the little things mean big things to God.
“everything, even the little things, because the little things mean big things to God.”
Sure! I am a Psychology major and a writing minor.
C.A.S.S: How has the experience been so far?
Erm… Psychology is fun but it’s also a lot of research, so if you don’t like research don’t do Psychology. Creative writing is just so fun to do.
C.A.S.S: Okay Vicky, how did you come to be saved?
My mum believed in God and my dad has a catholic background. So my mum used to take us when we were like 5 or 6 but then she fell away when my dad and her got divorced. Right as they were getting divorced and she stopped going to church, my brother and I had found a youth group in our community and we kept going. I didn’t really understand God then, and I remember going to the first sermon and I was addicted. I remember being in the back because I had come in late for the first time and I remember someone preach the gospel and I was like oh my gosh, I need to do this every week. And so I just did it. I remember I didn’t really have a relationship with God; i just like knew God and I will pray. I didn’t know what a relationship was then. So sophomore year, I really wanted God and didn’t know what it meant to have God and junior year I really wanted to be baptized but thought it wasn’t yet time. Then finally in senior year i got baptized and then I went to school.
“I didn’t really understand God then, and I remember going to the first sermon and I was addicted.”
C.A.S.S: Okay Vicky, tell us about your gift and how you come to discover that aspect of your Christian life and how the walk in that direction has been like for you?
Ok so when I came to Stanford, my church didn’t really practice spiritual gifts and they still don’t. I came to Stanford and I remember always being good at encouraging people; just knowing what they needed to hear at the time I guess in a wiser way. And I remember sitting in a friend’s car one day and told him “yeah, I just went up to a friend and told him all this stuff that I really felt were true”. And he was like “Oh! That’s prophetic”. And I told him i didn’t know what that is. And so he taught me more about it and I asked the Holy Spirit. The real change came when I got baptized with the Holy Spirit.
C.A.S.S: Okay Vicky, if I am searching for you on the typical day, what would I find you doing?
I’d probably be on my way to go off campus to get food. What do I do for fun? I like to write a lot. I like to play soccer and go surfing.
C.A.S.S: Are you dating?
I am always dating.
We both laugh hysterically
C.A.S.S: Okay do we know the person. You don’t have to tell us.
C.A.S.S: If you want to do..
Both laugh synchronously
C.A.S.S:Okay Vicky, what’s your favorite Bible verse.
Oh Yes! Matthew 21:21
Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done.
C.A.S.S: Any final words?
Just love God. God loves you so much, just love Him.
C.A.S.S: Thank you for your time Vicky.
Thank you! It’s been a pleasure being here.