One day last July my relative in Kamigoto of the Goto Islands in Nagasaki, which was my mother's parents' home, suddenly informed us that 90-year-old grandmother had only three months to live due to a cancer. In the Goto Island, 40 percent of the islanders were Catholics, and both my grandmother and relatives were devoted adherents, but I made contact with her family, hoping that she was given 'Mihikari-sama'* for the last filial piety.*'Mihikari-sama' is a kind of amulet that has a piece of paper with "Hikari" written by Meishu-sama.
My mother went over to the Goto Island before me. When she finally arrived at the hospital taking twelve hours by bus and two and a half hours by ship, grandmother was sleeping and mother was very surprised at her thin and weak body with a pale face. Mother immediately did Johrei to her. Looking at mother's face, grandmother was very pleased and said, "I thought I'd never see you again. Thank you for coming all the way here."
Shortly afterward, she felt sick and vomited something thick six times. Then she said, "I felt refreshed in the chest and felt better now," and ate two bars of ice cream up.
As grandmother was allowed to wear Mihikari-sama, she regained color in her face and felt better with that alone. She was deeply moved saying, "This amulet is amazing," and has always worn Mihikari-sama with care since then.
When mother got in touch with my aunt five days after she came back to Mie, to our surprise, grandmother left the hospital. Not only that, she went to the dentist or even shopping by bus by herself. The aunt's family also seemed very surprised to see her getting better day by day. Mother did Johrei to the family, too, during her stay in Goto, and kept doing 'remote Johrei' to them even after returning to Mie.
Then I heard that my cousin was not able to work because of diabetes, but he/she became able to do his/her work about once a week. The wonderfulness of Johrei and divine protection affected me in succession.
In addition, the illness of grandmother gave mother the opportunity to visit my aunt living in Nagashima-cho (Kuwana-city) for the first time in ten years. She was warmly welcomed by the aunt, who said that thanks for coming here, and was able to do Johrei to her.
She looked uneasy saying, "Although I have been a Catholic since I was born, I wonder if I can have Mihikari-sama." However, the pain in her knee was relieved by receiving Johrei only once, and so she determined to join the faith Kyusei Shinkyo. Starting from grandmother, the circle of Johrei spread throughout the relatives one after another.
Later I also visited Kamigoto in November after a lapse of thirty years. I was really surprised that grandmother, who I haven't seen for a long time, had a good appetite and greeted me with being hale and hearty. Her doctor called her family to the hospital and said, "It is unthinkable that she recovered her health and is living spiritedly although her remaining days, which I expected, passed. It's really incredible." At the same hospital, the doctor, looking at the Mihikari-sama with curiosity, told my diabetic cousin that he/she also wore the same amulet. It is supreme joy that people around me are happy. Meishu-sama, thank you very much.