I, who had not usually had a high fever, ran a high fever over forty degrees °C early in the New Year holidays of 1993. I was moaning all night, but since I had heard about "harmful effects of medicine" from my wife, who already joined 'Kyusei Shinkyo' faith, I endured it without taking medicine. Although I was undecided to come to believe in Kyusei Shinkyo till then, my doubts cleared and my eyes were opened to the truth when the fever went down and returned to myself the next morning, and I was allowed to join the faith next month.
I was worried about being unable to have children since the birth of my first child (son), but I was blessed with my second child (daughter) soon after joining the faith. Atopy appeared mainly on her face and head of the daughter from around six months old, and she felt very itchy and scratched off day and night. So her face became red and swollen. My parents and those around me said to me, "Take her to the hospital, apply an ointment. We don't care you have religious belief, but I feel sorry for her in such a terrible condition. It could leave a scar on the face." I started to hesitate to take the daughter out.
While being in difficulties, I received encouragement from the teacher of the church and everyone in the church. In particular I took a great encouragement from the fact that the child of the teacher of the branch had overcome the atopy only by Johrei. My wife and I also believed that my daughter would definitely recovered and be healed cleanly, and we did Johrei to her with our whole heart.
The daughter is a senior in high school now, and there is no scar on her face after atopy, which had been scratched off and swollen. She grew to be a very considerate girl because she was brought up in prayer. If she had been applied an ointment without receiving Johrei, it would never have turned out to be this kind of result.
In addition, about two weeks before my daughter was born in October 1993, I was struck by an attack of asthma. I had difficulty breathing and couldn't even lie down at night. I just fiercely tried to breathe with my whole body. In spite of late at night the teacher of the branch and his wife rushed to my place and gave me Johrei. Although I felt relief at that time, the symptoms of asthma got worse with each passing year.
I had an asthma attack only at changes of the season at first, but now suffered it without regard to season. Just the change of a position made me suffocating and I was not able to lie down when I get an asthma attack. I could only think about assuming a posture that made it easy to breathe even a little. I was unable to think of anything and sleep.
At night, standing and resting my elbows on the frame of the window, I opened the window so as to suck in even a little air, and I bore the suffering. Because of lack of sleep and lack of oxygen, I also saw an illusion as being only half conscious. It was unbearable sufferings that could not be expressed in words.
Once I got an asthma attack, I had to take off from work in units of a week. I understood that this was purification given by Meishu-sama and so I would be sure to be able to overcome, but I lived uneasily that I had to spend my whole life in such a state even when I did not have an asthma attack.
Continuing to do Johrei, the state of the asthma attacks has changed since July or August 2004. A cough and phlegm lasted for several months, but I could move my body and didn't have to take off from work. The next year I didn't suffer an asthma attack. The attack became a daily occurrence by the long purification for more than ten years for me. It was hanging over my head at the beginning, but I have never had an attack since then.
I experienced such a miracle, which moved me greatly, and my Meishu-sama faith became firm and unwavering. I would like to tell my experiences especially to those, who suffer from atopy or asthma, and help as many people as possible.
The other day my mother was allowed to join the faith. My parents put priority on hospitals and medicines, and also said negative things about the faith at the time of purification of my children, so I didn't recommend them to join the faith. Early in May last year, my mother said, "I have dim sight and feel groggy." When I gave her Johrei, she could see clearly and began to receive Johrei of her own motion.
On May 19th, I led her to the branch and she was given Johrei by the teacher. She was very pleased that she felt refreshed in eyes and body, and was given Mihikari-sama the following month without mishap. She is suffering from insomnia now, but, thanks to the faith, is taking a positive slant on it, saying "her spiritual clouds will be dispelled by Johrei and Meishu-sama will cure my illness someday," and she is applying herself to doing Johrei to her husband and friends in the neighborhood. I also do Johrei to my mother every day without fail and pray that her insomnia will be relieved soon.
Meishu-sama, thank you so much for your continuing protection. I devote myself to our duty and mission and to help Meishu-sama to construct the Heaven on the Earth.