Sister Kaneda Shizuko (Right) with those whom she evangelized
In August, 2011, I attended Ida Manmin Church for the first time under the guidance of Sister Hayashi Hiroko. While praying before the cross in the church, I did not know why, but my heart started to pound. I was so moved by the warm love of the church members who came to me that I even thought, "These days is there any where else that such a place as this could exist!"
I couldn't take my eyes off the picture on the wall of the church. At that moment, a woman came to me and said, "It is the most beautiful dwelling place in Heaven. It is New Jerusalem."
Then, what I had heard about the after-life and the miserable place called 'Hell' flashed through my mind. At the very moment, I thought to myself, "There is definitely an after-life. I really want to go to the beautiful Heaven- like the one in the picture." From that time on I have attended the church and its services and meetings diligently.
On September 21, 2011, I received Pastor Seungil Ryu's prayer at the Handkerchief Healing Meeting he conducted in the Ida Manmin Church. I came to have greater faith and I attended Nagoya Manmin Church's 17th Anniversary Service and Handkerchief Healing Meeting with Pastor Heesun Lee on September 25, 2011. She laid the handkerchief on me and prayed for me (Acts 19:11-12).
The top of my head got hot while receiving her prayer, and I started to sweat. It lasted for more than an hour, which amazed me. Then changes started to happen to my body.
In fact, three years before the meeting I was exposed to the air blown from air conditioners for a long time. This caused me to have severe pain in my stomach, back, ankle, and soles of my feet. I felt like someone poked me with needles. My body responded to the fall of the temperature, so I couldn't stand it. I carried hot water bags on my back, ankle, soles, and abdomen. I used a lot of remedies such as lower-body bathing to treat it but all of them were of no use. Doctors even told me they couldn't treat it.
I was in trouble thinking how sorrowful it would be if I had to live like this throughout the remainder of my life.
However, I no longer felt cold after the prayer and all my pains were gone. Now I don't have to carry the hot water bags even in the middle of the winter and I have become very healthy. Hallelujah!
Today, I am striving to evangelize people to repay the grace of God who healed me and led me to the way of salvation. I am delivering my testimony to many people who are in pain because of diseases and live in worries. I also learn God's Word through Missionary Eunkyung Ryu in the Cell Meeting on Wednesdays. In April of 2012, I entered the two-year-course of MIS (Manmin International Seminary) and I now study to learn the Bible and the holiness gospel and to understand better about God's heart and will.
I want to spread the good news giving thanks for the love of the Lord who died on the cross and shed His precious blood to redeem us from our sins. I give all thanks and glory to God and extend my thanks to Dr. Jaerock Lee who prayed for me.