Dear CBN 700 Club,
I am a Japanese woman who is 84 years old this month. I went through World War II as a teenager and witnessed the destruction of Hiroshima atomic bombing. I lost my grandmother who was our guardian as we had lost our parents prior to the war. War is a horrible thing to go through.
I could not have my own children and I adopted a little girl. I went through a divorce and in order to keep my child, I had to work and become an American citizen.
I was very ill for three months beginning January 2011. My partner of 14 years got sick as I started to recover. I passed out while cooking but got up immediately because stove was on.
I took care of my partner from March through June. I would change his diaper 10 times a night, and I couldn’t sleep. We had Hospice come help me and I did the best I could.
He slipped into a semi-coma. I gave him attentive care and washed his mouth with a sponge when he stopped eating and drinking. He passed away on June 27 at 9:15 am. I felt so alone and stressed from the ordeal I went through. My anxiety heightened after his passing. I miss him dearly. I gave away all his possessions to his family and Hospice charity so I could erase the constant reminders of seeing his belongings.
I started watching 700 Club every morning. I called and they prayed with me for help. They recommended I go to church but I had no energy and I had not driven since 2010. I would sit in the car and start to shake from the stress and anxiety. My daughter, her boyfriend, and the neighbor encouraged me to start driving. Due to God’s help, I started driving again December 17, 2011. I was able to drive myself to church and was baptized on Christmas day. Now I drive to Emmanuel Baptist Church every Sunday to listen to Pastor Rod Moerer speak the word of the Lord.
I am thankful to God, my daughter and neighbor for helping me start living independently again. Thank you for a wonderful show and encouragement to live my life.