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Hello everybody and many blessings to you. 

  Juan Carlos & Miriam

My name is Juan Carlos Camargo Tala, and it is a great privilege for me to tell you a little bit about the miracle that God did in my life:

Everything began on September 28th, 2015. I was going to enjoy lunch with my family when all of a sudden, I felt really strong pain in my stomach, so strong in fact that i could no keep standing up. I took painkillers, but the pain never left completely. I left the house at 3 p.m., and when I was already quite a distance away from home, the pain came back so strong that I could not walk. I send someone to go and get my wife so she could help me. Meanwhile, some people gathered and took me to the fire brigade, but they happened to have no ambulance available. It took about an hour for my wife to come and also the ambulance to take me to the national hospital. When we got there, I was left waiting for two hours without being seen to, and I was increasingly getting worse. After four hours of waiting without being seen to, I told my wife to take me out of the hospital seeing they were not going to help me. My wife rang Jeff Mills, who came and he and my wife took me to a private hospital. By that time I was unconscious. They started to examen me, and my wife tells me that they told her that I would not survive the night. I only remember that they connected me to some tubes, and after that, I don’t remember anything. I was three days in a coma. I was admitted on Monday 18th, 2015 at 7 p.m., and I woke up in the morning of the 31st. 
In those days I had a dream: A gigantic snake rolled up and with red eyes kept looking at me. I was lying in bed, and I was very afraid. I had my eyes fixed on the snake. The snake rolled itself around me, and many little demons were jumping up and down screaming, “this is your end, this is your end”. But I started speaking the Word of God. I remembered that the Word of God is living and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword, and I began to proclaim the Word of God. While I spoke it, I found myself running in a dark forest, with a sword in my hand. I destroyed the demons, killed them, cut off their heads, and I was running. I was very thirsty and very scared, but soon I found a door in the woods, and I opened it with my eyes closed, and shut it behind me. I kept my eyes closed, but when I finally opened them, I saw the most beautiful sight I have ever seen. A landscape with trees that shone like gold, a crystal sea with stones that glistened like gold and much light, but there was no sun. I asked God, “Am I dead? Did I die?” But God did not answer me, and I said to Him, “If I am dead, where are Your promises, and the things you promised me?” etc. I spoke to God, and suddenly I was going down a tunnel. I landed in a forest with many trees and flowers. That is when I woke up, and there was a man at my side (the doctor). He said to me, “You are back.How do you feel?” I told him that I was in pain, and he told me that that was normal as they had operated on me. I had been completely unaware of that. 
My worry was the money and the payment for the hospital, and when the time came to leave the hospital, Jeff Mills told me not to worry that everything was paid for. I broke down crying and thanking God. But this was only the beginning of a great battle that was to come into my and my wife’s life. The operation stitches opened up 2 times. I began to be in a lot of pain. Many exams were made, I was unable to keep any food down, and all of this led to me losing strength and my sight, the blood sugar rose, I became anemic, I had chronic pancreatitis, chronic malnutrition etc. In other words: I was dying. Approximately 3 months later, I was unable to walk, and I was again admitted to a different private hospital. I was one month in intensive care. I underwent two external and two internal operations, I lost my voice, I was fed intravenously as I was unable to keep any food down. Jeff and Christa, my friends Joseph and Karin and my dear wife Miriam were always by my side through all of this. 
At some time in those two operations, I died. I was dead for two hours in which a saw places. However, the most impacting thing is that the doctors declared me dead, but my wife and other people did not accept it. My wife tells me that she saw two angels taking care of me the night I died. The doctors gave me 48 hours, but after 2 hours I woke up without any negative effect. The doctors were amazed. 
I could tell you a lot more, but one of the big miracles that God did for me was to restore my voice. According to the medics, I was not going to be able to sing or speak normally anymore. But here I am, and I sing and speak normally.
The battle lasted almost six months, and when it was finally over, God told me that I had been born again, and that is exactly how I felt: When I left the hospital I was unable to walk, or eat, or speak, and I was using diapers, just like a baby. 
And just like in the case of the first operation, God provided the money, and I know that God moved mountains and touched the hearts of many people who I don’t even know but who might be reading this short summary of what God did for me, and I thank God and my friends and brothers and sisters Jeff and Christa, Joe and Karin for having been with me, and I thank all of you who helped me. Thank you, thank you very much. May God bless and prosper you greatly. And I encourage you to believe because nothing is impossible for God.
Today, thanks be to God, we are pastoring the church God of Love together with Jeff and Christa Mills, and we believe God will continue to do great things.