I'd like to thank God for my salvation. I have been saved for about 6 years. This past year I went through so many trials. In early January 2019 I had pneumonia, all I could remember is feeling worse on a Sunday night so I called 911. I didn't realize how sick I actually was. The only thing I remember from that night is my Pastor Williams praying over me. Turns out, I not only had pneumonia but I also had sepsis, a blood infection, and 2 collapsed lungs- I flat-lined twice and came back. My mom ended up telling me that the doctors didn't see me living and wanted her to sign a DNR to which she refused. The next couple of days passed and there was still no sign of life. My mom was persistent and told the doctors "God is bringing her back to me", she continued to pray and cry out to God. Then one day she felt peace come over her, it was then she knew God heard her prayers. I was in a coma for about 3 weeks with chest tubes on both side. God brought me back, He literally breathed life back into me. I shouldn't be here right now but God saved my life. I eventually got better. Then July 2019 I had leg surgery, once again I was back in the hospital. It took about 4 months for my wound to heal. I know I couldn't have done any of this on my own. This past year has made my me a stronger person, my faith is stronger and my relationship with God is stronger. I am an overcomer and a survivor! I pray this testimony touches your heart. Just remember, God has the last word and we serve a living miracle working God. I know God's not done with me!!
Hello, my name is Jaime Ortega. Growing up as a young child one would say I had a "perfect' family, no one would see my parents argue or fight. My parents loved us as they worked hard to provide for my siblings and I but even with the love they expressed daily, I still felt an emptiness. I spent much of my adolescent years searching for my identity. I first began seeking in a relationship, only to find a false representation of love. Broken by that, I wandered for many years trying numerous alternatives to help ease the pain. I searched for acceptance and became addicted to drugs, to selling drugs and drinking lots of alcohol. I didn't care who I hurt. My life was thrust into a whirlwind of confusion not knowing right from wrong. Spending many nights behind bars, I questioned what this life is for. This mindset drove more madness into my mind. Thoughts of suicide and murder tempted me due to once again seeking love through lust, only to find emptiness and despair. I had reached my lowest point in life, I was lost, I had no answers, and I definitely no hope. Even through several encounters with death, I still continued to live a life through my vanity and selfishness. But Jesus stepped into my life and powerfully delivered me from drugs, cigarettes, and alcohol. God moved upon my situation; He turned my world around and changed my life. Jesus' love healed every wound and covered every scar by making Himself real to me. I once was blind but because of what Jesus did on the cross for me, I am alive and can see clearly the plan God has for my life.