Saturday, March 20, 2010

It is a Miracle

I'd like to introduce you to a very special person. His name is Jamie Gillentine. He is a husband and father of three small children, a good swimmer and surfer "dude".

It was a beautiful day at the beach with friends and family when suddenly things drastically changed. Jamie dove head first into a wave and hit a sandbar. The 6th cervical vertibrae was shattered and splinters pierced and severed his spinal cord. Instantly he was paralized from the neck down.
He was face down in the water and would have drowned if he could not go face up. He doesn't now how, no one was near him, but he was turned over and able to breath and call out for help.

Jamie had to have surgeries and for many months had to wear a "halo". That is a device that holds the head and neck so that it remains stable. (by screws drilled into the head). The following short youtube shows Jamie as the Lord began to heal him and he began to regain mobility. He had physical therapy 5 days a week. The video spans several months and shows his progress in physical therapy. I have seen this many times and still am in awe of this miracle. Our Father is so wonderful!

Jamie Gillentine is Pastor over missions at our church Anaheim Vineyard in So. Cal. I pray you will be blessed and encouraged as you watch and listen.


  1. This is an amazing story! Thank you for sharing.

  2. This is the same person that you shared the youtube about a few weeks ago? Its great how the Lord helped him. He has my sympathy. My daughter had a similar operation with halo etc for weeks and she thanks the Lord for his presence with her during that long ordeal.

  3. Do you know this wonderful man? I was crying like a baby watching that video... it's amazing! It's amazing what God can do! Thank you for sharing it!


  4. Thank you for your wonderful comments.
    Julie, how is your daughter now? It must havd been so difficult to see her like that. So precious to hear that she was able to sense the Lord's presence with her thru her ordeal.
    Jennifer, I wish I could post the DVD of the service where he spoke about the accident and miraculous process of healing he is continuing to go thru. It makes me cry grateful tears and realize God is alive and still doing miracles today.

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