Tomas Antonio Caquias

Tomas Antonio CaquiasI LEARNED ABOUT THE POWER OF AN EDUCATION

My name is Tomas Caquias. I live in Brownsville, Texas, am a Texas attorney, and own my own law office.  I am an advocate for the underserved, the entrepreneur, and the injured. I am a Christ follower and believe that my business is my ministry and vice versa. I believe the Lord has a plan for my life and always will.

Accepted Christ: 1990

I accepted Christ as my Savior when I was very young. I was four years old, and I was watching Benny Hinn on the television. I felt I needed to accept Christ into my life. I left the TV room, walked to the bathroom, knelt at the sink and prayed. It was at that sink where it all started. Throughout my life, I felt that Christ knew me. On one occasion, He even visited me at my home. My sister and I were sitting upstairs on the balcony when we saw a man with two angels at his side.  The man at that time proceeded to tell me that we would go in to different places of the world, and even told my sister that He was coming soon. The Lord had a plan.

    Throughout my life, I was constantly in prayer and devoted to worship. I loved to sing and play instruments and act. I was a happy kid. I can remember being bullied for smiling too much. They’d say, “Why are you smiling so much?” I would say. “I am blessed!

High School: 2000

    In middle school I knew I had to get my parents to allow me to go to public high school, I felt a need to connect with students at a larger school. I strangely knew that if I went to a larger school that it would be much better for my future. I could better connect to my local community and their kids. This decision however came at a cost. I was a freshman in high school, and had to deal with the politics of a three thousand-person student body high school. I was quickly bombarded with kids who were dealing drugs out of their socks, gang fights, and high school football games. I went to that high school for their medical technology program because I always felt like I was going to be a doctor like my father. In my junior and senior year, I even became a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and volunteered at nursing homes.

College: 2005

   Throughout college, I worked a lot. I was working in Austin, Texas, and going to school in San Antonio, Texas. I’d even fly once a month to different parts of the country for the company I worked for as a marketing representative. I was all over the place, but it paid for school. I was incredibly blessed, and I was making a great wage for my age. I learned what working was; what my value was, and the power of education. I was living a blessed a life. But, I was focused on me, and not what the Lord had for me.

   When I finished my degree, I was thinking I would be a medical doctor, like my pop. But really, I didn’t know if I would be a physician, a missionary, or anything.  I was a man determined to succeed, but I didn’t have direction. I was lost.

   It was about this time in my life that I felt in my spirit that I was going to move cities, and so I started to sell my things. I surrendered my future to the Lord and prayed, “Lord, my hands are ready; my feet are ready; my eyes and ears are open, and my mouth is closed. What am I doing? What is it that you would have me do with my life?” I was in the shower, and the Lord actually spoke to me.  The Spirit was poured upon me like I have never felt in my life. I had fallen to my knees in prayer, and the Lord said, “You always thought that you would be a doctor, but have you considered what it is I would have you be?” I quickly remember that time on the balcony. I had a choice to make. I could live my life following the trajectory I had set for myself or I could ask the Lord to guide me.

Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in America (FGBMFA) Conference: 2011

   It was then that I walked into the FGBMFA 4th of July National Convention in Grapevine, TX. At this convention many words were spoken over my life about business and the like. I even met a man who had walked a path incredibly similar to mine. He was a missionary in Africa and had completed his doctorate, not in medicine but in law.

   It was experiences such as the Full Gospel conferences and the mentors that I would meet at such organizational meeting that eventually led me to seek more education.

Doctorate of Law: 2012

I went on to achieve my Doctorate in law and became a Texas lawyer to help those in need. I was also led to Africa and South America to teach Biblical principals in relation to business and law.

Master of Science in Technology Commercialization: 2016

   The Lord further led me to learn more about community development and new wealth generation by getting a Master’s in Science at the McComb’s business school in Austin. This degree is focused on helping entrepreneurs and the like bring conceptual ideas to life (market).

Conclusion: Today, February 24th, 2017

   In conclusion, the Lord has never left my side and has always had a plan for my life. My story is one of seeking out how the Lord can use me most and also how I can best be prepared to serve others in their time of need. As a Christ Follower I have learned an important lesson, “we don’t pray for opportunity; we pray that we are prepared for opportunity when the Lord presents it to us.” “Hence the importance of education”

   May the Lord bless you and give you the desires of your heart according to His riches and glory. Proverbs 16:9  

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