Life Stories

Samera’s Miracle: A Prepare Story

Breakthrough, miracles, freedom…these aren’t just empty words you’ll hear at Milestone. They describe what God does every year at Prepare. Today, Samera and Joel share their story of a powerful miracle and how God moved in their lives at Prepare.

In June of 2015, after three years of marriage, my husband, Joel, and I decided we were ready for a family. Shortly after, we found out we were pregnant and had such joy!

Unfortunately, I miscarried the last weekend of August. Excruciating pain consumed me emotionally, spiritually, physically, and mentally. I couldn’t make sense of the situation. The suffering between my spouse and I was real, and I found within my soul issues I never knew existed—jealousy for others who were expecting, bitterness, and hopelessness for the calling of motherhood on my life.

Our family was undergoing attack after attack. And I was entering a winter season of my life. I went through a season of depression. I had been told by the doctors that all this trauma had also affected my ability to have children.

I was diagnosed as infertile.

I didn’t want to accept the status of where I was in life. I felt hopeless. Yet I knew God could resurrect the situations that seemed impossible. I began accepting the grieving process and He began bringing to the surface the roots I needed to deal with.

I pushed through in faith believing that breakthrough would come. I continued in prayer and steadfastness, waiting for God to move mightily. And in our sufferings, God was with us.

As Joel and I prepared for Prepare 2017, we were expectant in faith. Joel heard the Lord say, “2017 is the year!”

In faith, we participated in Prepare and we were obedient to what the Lord had asked us to do.

Within my heart I had longed for breakthrough. Joel and I, along with our spiritual family here at Milestone, prayed at Prepare 2017 that we’d be able to have a child. At the end of January 2017, I recall going into what we once believed would have been a future baby’s room, getting on my knees, and surrendering to God in prayer. The odds of pregnancy were so slim. But I was done with my plan; I wanted God’s plan over my family.

In March, breakthrough happened.

I found out I was 7 weeks pregnant, my father gave his life to Christ (we’d been praying for his salvation for years), and we became debt free all in the same week! I couldn’t contain the blessings from God; I wanted to explode from joy. He was faithful and He continues to be faithful.

Jaidyn Elijah was born at 1:35am on November 3rd. Right now, my husband is swaddling our 2 month old miracle…our son. I can’t believe I get to hold this miracle child in my hands. We serve a Mighty God who is exceedingly able to do all things, far more than we could ever ask or imagine.

Prepare is an incredible time. Come with expectancy believing that God can resurrect the situations in your life you deem are impossible to change. You’re right, those situations you face are impossible for you, but they’re not too hard for God. Be blessed, Milestone Church, and be encouraged!

–Samera Dominguez

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  • Stacey Hatcher
    January 4, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    Oh, Samera and Joel, this is beautiful! Love you guys and so happy that you finally have that precious baby you’ve been praying for for so long. God is good!!

  • jordan fowler
    January 5, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    This is powerful. Amy and I loved walking with you guys through this! Seeing your faith in action was encouraging. You are going to be awesome parents. That kid is blessed!

  • Lorraine Thomas
    January 6, 2018 at 11:51 am

    Amen!! I love Jesus’ story in your family!
    God is so close to us, even when we feel He is far away.He gives us strength and Hope and vision. He is faithful. He believes in us, even when we can’t see it!
    I am praising God together with you all. His plan IS perfect!!??
    “However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” — the things God has prepared for those who love him—”
    ??1 Corinthians? ?2:9? ?NIV??

  • Bianca Torrez
    January 6, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    God is so good. Jesus works wonders and blesses us abundantly!

  • Aloha Bishop
    January 6, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    Blessings to you and your beautiful addition to your family!!

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  • Pastor Ron
    January 8, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    What an incredible story! Joel and Samera have been so faithful in their love for God and investment in others. When we get excited about the things of God, it’s only a matter of time before God begins to reveal how much He loves us! You two are going to be an awesome mom and dad!

  • Pastor Tim
    January 8, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    WOW I love this story and this incredible couple! When we’re waiting on God to move, it feels like it takes for ever, but when He does move, EVERYTHING changes.