“Honey, let’s go to World Mission Society Church of God (WMSCOG) together when I leave the hospital.” When I heard my husband say that, tears came to my eyes.
My husband had worked very hard, so he was able to buy a house for his family; his biggest dream as the head of the family finally came true. Then he was planning to enjoy his life by doing the things that he had wanted to do but could not even dream of before. Unfortunately, however, he was diagnosed with liver cancer; it came like a thunderclap.
For him, a liver transplant was the only way to save his life. Without a second thought, I told him that I would donate part of my liver to him.
However, it was not as simple as I thought. The doctor said that it would be impossible to carry out a liver transport, because my husband and I have different blood types and the size of my liver is small. Two donors needed to be on standby just in case. So my nephew, who was serving in the army at that time, took leave and came in a hurry to the hospital to get a thorough medical checkup together with me. While we were waiting for the results, every minute felt an eternity to me. All I could do was just pray.
‘Heavenly Father Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother, please save my husband! If he can live, I would overcome any kind of difficulty.’
Our medical examination results finally came out. The results were much better than I expected. The doctor said that I would give my husband a part of my liver, although I have a different blood type from him. Then he added that there was no need for another donor because my liver turned out to be not so small.
I was hospitalized right away. Then I changed into a patient gown which was the same as that of my husband; it seemed like we were wearing couple clothes. Looking at each other, my husband and I burst into smile. Without even saying a word, we were able to read each other’s minds.
On the day of our operation, my husband held my hand tightly.
“I’m truly blessed!”
His eyes welled up with tears as he was moved into the operation room, and after him I was also carried into the operation room. I was more joyful than fearful because I believed that God the Father and God the Mother would protect and help us. I earnestly hoped that my husband would take my heart toward Elohim God (God the Father and God the Mother) as well as a part of my liver.
The operation was very successful. However, since it was such a serious operation, my husband had a very hard time enduring the extreme pain. He tried to overcome the pain by calling out to God, whom he had forgotten while struggling to live in this world even though he had received the truth a decade ago. I was heartbroken to see him in so much pain, and on the other hand I was thankful to God. When I first heard from the doctor that he was diagnosed with liver cancer, I felt like the world was caving in. However, when I saw him turning his heart and soul back to Zion (WMSCOG), I felt that the ordeal which my family had been going through was a blessing from God.
My husband recovered enough to go back to work. Starting with the Day of Atonement, my husband kept the laws of God faithfully. These days, he is so eager to study the Bible as well. A few days ago, he said:
“I wasn’t actually sure if God really exists and the Bible is true, wondering why people go to church. But now, every word of the Bible is so amazing!”
He even reduces his sleep to study God’s word more in Zion (WMSCOG). Whenever I see him do so, I think that now it is time for me to worry about myself and make more of an effort to force my way into heaven.
My husband, whose only goal was to live comfortably and well in this world, is now dreaming of going to heaven, looking in the same direction as me. My lifelong dream has finally come true! Since my life partner has become my gospel partner as well, I feel like I have gained a thousand troops supporting me. I am truly happy that I can preach the good news of salvation to my family and relatives, together with my husband.
Being united with him in mind, I will fulfill the mission of saving lives, which is more important than anything else in the world.