In my family, my mother, one of twin sons, and I developed "Fabry's disease." It is a disease that for women, an internal enzyme called "α-galactosidase" is less than half that of normal amount of female, and as for men, a function of an enzyme is hardly performed. For that reason, a glycolipid is not broken down, impurities adhere to the cells of other organs such as the heart, and a function declines with age. It is an intractable and fatal disease. I heard that men are hard to sweat from their childhoods, heat or a fever persists internally, and they have an attack of a severe pain in hands and feet.
My mother and I weren't worrying about this disease in particular at first. However, I learned that it was a serious disease after I gave a birth to twin boys, and so I felt uneasy very much at the thought of my son's future.
Just then, my cousin, Ms. Ito talked about Johrei on the phone. At a later date, she visited my parents' home in Anjo-City, Aichi Pref., where it took an hour even with the use of an expressway, with Ms. Tsuji, who was in charge of the subbranch. They did Johrei to the whole family.
The first Johrei felt very warm to me and it cured my stiff shoulders. After that, we received Johrei several times. My parents, grandmother, husband and I all five together were allowed to join the faith Kyusei Shinkyo in November 2004 out of an ardent desire to be relieved from suffering this serious illness.
My parents have got well by doing mutual Johrei every day since, but my son started having a high fever every month. Every time I made contact with Ms. Ito, and she connected me to the teacher of the branch. As they prayed for my son and gave 'remote Johrei' to him, his fever then went down overnight. He did no longer run a high fever half a year later, and I was taught that bad things in his body melted away, which was called 'purification.'
One hot day in May, the son, who entered a kindergarten, ran about outdoors, and his face became dark-red. He told me he felt a pain in the fingers and toes. He could not regulate his body temperature well because he was hard to sweat. I did Johrei to him every day, praying to Meishu-sama, and I applied myself to services of God as much as possible. Then he gradually began to sweat, and his clothes sometimes got wet with perspiration. By the grace of God, we were able to come safely through the summer of the year.
The"Goshin-tai"* was allowed to be dedicated in my parents' home in February 2007. After the dedication, looking at the son, who was sleeping peacefully, beads of sweat stood on his head, which had never sweat till then, and even the hair also got wet. I was very surprised and offered my thanks to Meishu-sama for it. (*The calligraphies "Dai-Komyo" and "Komyo" drawn by Meishu-sama are used as the "Goshin-tai" in our religion. Miroku-Ohmikami-sama appears, through the Goshin-tai, in the human world, and exercises His power. Prayers also reach to God through the Goshin-tai. As a religion, it is important to dedicate the Goshin-tai in every house and to pray constantly in the morning and evening.)
I was given words before by the teacher of the church, "Help somebody out of a difficulty or suffering by doing Johrei to them in order for your son and you to recover from Fabry's disease." One day I experienced a miracle that a massive quantity of nosebleeds, which the son was suffering every night from three days before, stopped abruptly when I was informed that the day to invite the teacher of the church was fixed.
His face has not become dark-red from the next day even if he ran about outdoors, and he came to sweat more than before. And he got so well that he could live like his twin brother.
To return a favor, I called to acquaintances, neighbors, and even the bank clerk, who visited me. Eleven people (unbelievers) received Johrei from the teacher of the church on that day. Among them, a woman suffering from depression showed signs of recovery of her appetite and dissipation of insomnia, saying, "She seems to be wrapped in something and feels very warm and good."
I thank Meishu-sama that my son and I, afflicted with a serious disease, can live without any uneasiness. I keep at it so that I can make Anjo a strongpoint of Meishu-sama's Divine Light.