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Bob Dinga, Santa Cruz, USA

In 1986, I was diagnosed with a rare disease in the retina of the eye called serpiginous choroiditis. There were no drugs to combat this disease and laser surgeries were the only means of stopping its progression. Following five laser surgeries over a 13-year period of time, I was designated as legally blind and told that it would be beneficial to start learning Braille. I was told that there was nothing more that could be done.

In November of 1998, my beloved partner Diana Rose read a book to me, written by Robert Pellegrino-Estrich, entitled the Miracle Man. Upon completion of the reading, I indicated that I must go to Brazil to receive my miracle from the healer known as John of God. At this point, I could still read large print and I could drive around the immediate community as long as I knew where I was going.

Believing that an instantaneous miracle would restore my eyesight, I hired a translator who spoke Portuguese and proceeded to the Casa de Dom Inacio in Abadiania Brazil for a one and a half day stay. I sat in current twice on the first day and received a spiritual operation in the surgery room on the second morning. While I was sitting in the surgery room, I felt someone blowing in my ear. I remember thinking that they should be working on my eyes, not my ear. Since I did not understand the severity of my surgery and since I didn’t feel anything, my translator and I proceeded to tour the countryside and even spent many hours shopping for crystals in the city of Crystalina. This action was exactly opposite of what we were told to do following a surgery.

By the end of the day, I was exhausted and began to realize that I had truly had a major operation. It was too late! I had ignored the warnings and my eyesight began to get worse. When I arrived back home, my ability to read had diminished to almost zero without strong magnification and my ability to drive had ended. When asked if I would ever go back to Abadiania, I answered “No, unless I receive a clear message from God!” Approximately three weeks after my return, John of God came to me in a dream. When I asked him if I should return to the Casa de Dom Inacio, he said “Yes, two more times.” Without the ability to read the TV monitors in the airports, nor the ability to speak Portuguese, I returned on my own in May of 1999 for three days and again in August for three weeks. Following the May trip, my eyesight returned to where it was before going in January. Following the August trip, my eyesight began to improve significantly.

I began to notice that each time I returned from Brazil my eyesight would improve significantly but start to degrade after a couple of months. In December of 1999 I visited the Casa for three weeks and had my most profound experiences, insights and improvement in eyesight. I returned home and resigned from my job. My eyesight has improved ever since and has never degraded to this day. I can now read again for short periods of time and I drive wherever I want to go even in minimal lighting conditions. In short, I lead a normal life again. Blessings of perfect health, peace and happiness to you and the ones you love.

Bob Kelley, Tampa, Florida

In February of this year (2006) I could no longer ignore the pain in the left side of my jaw and went to see a dentist. Then I went to my family physician, who sent me to a surgeon. In the span of sixty days the pain in my jaw had traveled up the left side of my head and was causing hearing loss. A tumor had exploded in my throat and was already making it difficult to swallow anything but the smallest pill. I was told that the cancer was inoperable. I sought another opinion and was told that I should “get my affairs in order and use my time wisely.”  I was given until fall to live, and that was a generous ‘best case’ scenario, given the rapid growth of the mass in my throat.

I began to fast in order to slow the rate at which the cancer was growing and to prepare myself spiritually for whatever was to come. Around ten days into the fast, I came across the story of John of God on the internet and then saw a television program about The Casa de Dom Ignacio and Joao! It featured a woman who had throat cancer and had traveled to Abadiania, Brazil! I continued to fast and hurried to get a passport and to make travel arrangements to The Casa.

The first time I stood in line at the Casa was on May 24th, ’06.  I had lost over fifty pounds and traveled thousands of miles and couldn’t wait to get to the soup kitchen!   During the next 10 days, I took the herbs and sat in Current and got crystal bed treatments. And I ate the wonderful fresh fruits and vegetables. And before the two weeks were up, I heard my guide (and friend!) Vanessa say; “good news for you! Joao says that he will heal your cancer!”   I returned home and told everyone of my experiences at the Casa. My wife and friends were not yet convinced, however. Over the next few months I continued to take the herbs and drink the water and follow the simple rules for healing.

Less than 120 days later, I stood in my family doctors office here in Florida. He was reviewing the lab results on the blood work that he had ordered. He said that he could find no signs of cancer! I have been given a gift by God, but He gave it through Joao and the volunteers at the Casa, who give freely of their lives that I may have life and health!

 Post Script:  I returned to the Casa in October and asked for healings for injuries sustained in combat in Viet Nam over thirty years ago. I have fractured vertebrae and crushed discs and traumatic injuries to my neck, back, hips, legs, ankles and feet. I have not had a day free of pain in my adult life. I was given an operation at the Casa and told that I would be healed. It is fifteen days later (November 1st, 2006) and I am crying as I type this!  For I went jogging again this morning! Third time this week!  First time in 35 years!   All because John of God was true to his spiritual path and vision!

Tudo Bom de Para Voce es Sua Familia!!!                                           

Healing at a Distance

Tina Villalobos, California, USA

I want to give a testimonial of my amazing experience with John of God at La Casa in Albadania, Brazil ( I am a 34-year old woman, and I have had rheumatoid arthritis (inflammation of the joints) for 12 years. My condition was severe enough for me to require roughly 10 milligrams per week of a potent cancer drug, methotrexate, and approximately 5-10 milligrams per day of a well-known steroid, prednisone. As a result of my “surrogate operation” where John of God in Brazil operating on me in California through my friend, and following some dietary instructions coupled with rest, I am almost healed entirely. In fact, two months after the operation, my rheumatologist told me I didn’t need to see him anymore. You can imagine my relief and joy for the new life I am beginning. Praise God! Alleluia!

This is what happened to me: My friend, Henri Tjiong, has been a visitor (now guide) at the healing center in Brazil called “La Casa,” and earlier this year in March 2006, he told me about this incredible spiritual place he had discovered. He knew of my rheumatoid arthritis since we had been friends for several years and shared a faith. He asked my permission to present my photo to this famous healer called “John of God.” With some amount of skepticism outweighed by some faith and hope for my condition, I sent the photo and waited for his response. I was to have a “surrogate operation” through John of God but really performed by what has been named “The Entities, those spirits or saints that govern La Casa (i.e.St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. Oswaldo Cruz, etc. as well as Jesus and Mary). I rested during the exact time of the operation (California is 4 hours ahead) and felt very tired the remainder of day. I took it easy the rest of the week, foregoing exercise, even light walking. Here were my instructions: No pork, no alcohol, no peppers (even black pepper), and no sex for 40days. In addition, for the next 50 days I was to take these herbs made only of passion flower, but blessed especially for me by “The Entities.” I should mention that something moved my scientifically-minded but faithful husband to support me from that point onward, and having his support allowed me to open more fully to the energy coming to me from the spiritual dimension. On the 7th night, I placed a glass of water near by bed, dressed in white, and only slept under white sheets. The next morning I drank the water. I followed all of these instructions, and well, it happened; I was able to stay off methotrexate entirely and decrease my prednisone usage to only 5 milligrams per day.

Since my good and very generous friend, Henri, remained at the “Casa,” he revisited John of God about my condition two months later. John of God said I was still being healed, that I would be eventually healed completely and that I needed to take his herbs again.

Henri made an appointment with John of God for my second “surrogate operation” three months later, and again, with some patience, I have been able to wean myself to 2.5 milligrams every two-three days. That is almost nothing! I feel I am on a spiritual healing journey now, and I now truly understand that I must continue to take care of myself- resting, praying/meditating, doing things that make me happy, exercising, and just letting go of those long-held but harmful thoughts that creep in my mind and indubitably cause what we term, “stress” in the modern world. I suppose that is what we call, “Trusting God with one’s life.” Not easy, but I believe I have a great start now. Praise God for my miracle! I hope others feel called to surrender their physical but often related spiritual illnesses to God in this way.

Monique Rukman, Jakarta, Indonesia

My daughter, Agustina Marcella Setiadhi, was born on August 26, 2006, after a pregnancy of just 35 weeks. This premature birth caused my daughter to not breathe by herself and she also didn't cry. The doctor gave her cardiac massage to improve her heart beat and put her on a respiration machine to help her breathe because her lungs were not sufficiently developed.

In the evening of August 28, 2006, our daughter’s condition became critical and the doctor gave her some dopamine to increase her heart beat and blood transfusion to increase the haemoglobin in her blood. The doctors suggested for us to consider taking her off the machine. That night we baptized our daughter.

On August 31, 2006, we asked our cousin Vivi Hadikrisno to seek help for my daughter by sending her pictures to Henri whom she met at the Center of John of God in Abadiania.

Immediately after the surrogate surgery, our daughter’s condition stabilized and our daughter’s metabolism improved. This improvement caused my daughter's lungs to develop properly. In all, the Entities gave our daughter twice surrogate surgery which reduced the liquid in her lungs and also reduced the subdural bleeding in her brain.

Around the third week, our daughter can drink a lot of milk and become more active and strong.

Suddenly on October 3, 2006 our daughter can breathe by herself without help of the respiration machine. And on October 4, 2006 the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Test showed that the subdural bleeding had gone completely. Since that day, my daughter can drink from the bottle, at first 10 cc for a day and the rest 45 cc by 'sonde' (like a pipe through her nose directly to stomach).

Nowadays, she can drink 30 cc from the bottle and 25 cc from 'sonde' every three hours. While, she is not very active comparing to other babies at her age, she is alive and healthy. Thank you very much, Henri, for your kind attention, help and support.

Many more healing testimonials can be found on, a website dedicated to the work of John of God that contains all sorts of useful information about the Casa.