I was allowed to join the faith 12 years ago when I was suffering from severe
atopy and glaucoma.
After the entry, my atopy was cured, but my eyesight got narrower. My doctor said, "In the worst case, you might become blind."
Whenever I was with others, my eyes got tired that made me almost unable to
see. Everyone was really concerned about me while going out.
One day, the branch teacher gave me a word of advice, "Let your husband do Johrei for you". With the encouragement from our two daughters, he was allowed his entry.
My family has been living and managing an apartment house built nearly 60 years ago.
When I begged my husband that I'd like to receive a Goshintai (a divine object to pray), he generously offered me one room on the top floor.
Consequently, we could receive a scroll Goshintai.
After the Goshintai was formally enshrined, the shrine room was warmed up and became brighter without repainting the wall.
When some unoccupied rooms stood out in the apartment, we welcomed Daikokuten (the god of wealth).
The next year, all the rooms were rented one after another, and there was no vacancy.
As I received Johrei and read Goshinsyo (the teaching of Meishu-sama) in front of the god in the shrine room, I became positive rapidly.
My wish to tell this joy to others grew stronger.
As I did missionary work every day, apartment residents and my niece's family were allowed their entries one after another.
Then I noticed that the inconvenience of my eyes did not bother me so much.
My activity range expanded as wide as I could not imagine before.
Moreover, my eyesight got better and much clear enough to even ride a bicycle late night.
In 2004, my first daughter entered high school, but she had troubles in her class.
In the middle of May, she became truant for about four months. She was even told,
"With one more absence, she will not go up into the next grade."
Meanwhile, she was invited to worship and to attend student events in church.
She was bathed in the divine light there, and then she started to go to school once again and became lit up.
Her teacher said, "It's a miracle. I've never seen any case like this."
After the incident, with the branch teacher's encouragement, she enjoyed her student life and graduated from the school.
In 2007, when she took a periodic medical examination, the ophthalmologist said that she had suspected glaucoma, and suggested to take a close examination.
I have glaucoma and know its symptoms and dreadfulness.
It was very shocking to me. Besides receiving Johrei,
I went to worship in the church and mediated Johrei to my friends as the Johrei master suggested me. Later when she took the examination, her doctor did not say anything about glaucoma. She could not believe the result.
Now my daughter has fellows to talk about the faith together.
We, as mother and daughters, will do our best with the heart of great compassion and mercy to be used by Meishu-sama.