Sister Yamashita Ikumi (Ida Manmin Church in Japan)
I dated my husband (Yamashita Yusaku) for five years and we got married on July 4 in 2009. We wanted to have a baby right away because we loved children. But I was weak and 'thin as a chopstick.' I also suffered from menstrual irregularity because I had lost weight so many times when I was in high school.
My doctor told me it would be difficult for me to conceive a baby. It was tough to swallow, but we still held hope. By guidance of my husband, I started to attend Ida Manmin Church in 2005. Because I had seen so many powerful works of God, for whom nothing is impossible, I had faith and thought it wouldn't be difficult to conceive a baby. So my husband and I began to pray with earnest hearts for conception.
On Wednesday of the last week of July in 2009, we attended the Handkerchief Healing Meetings held at Ida Manmin Church (Acts 19:11-12). Pastor Seungil Ryu prayed for us earnestly with the handkerchief on which Dr. Lee had prayed. We repented of our past wrongdoings that were against God's Word.
Afterwards, within four months I recovered good health and received the blessing of conception. What's to be even more thankful for, I had a car accident due to the fault of the other driver when I was carrying the baby. But God protected me and my baby. We went through it all safely.
On July 11 in 2010, the baby I had been waiting for was born! I was amazed at her movement in my arms.
Now, seeing my 23-month-daughter continue to grow up healthy, I cannot help but giving thanks to God for His love. I even have now carried the second baby in me for eight months. How thankful it is! Hallelujah!