My very faithful parents always took me to the church ever since I was a little girl.At the church, I attended Mass, studied catechism, listened to life stories of saints, and I enjoyed playing with my friends. I have been growing up as a Catholic in this church of Tainoura, Nagasaki. This church was called "Rome of Island Gotoh", because there was so much activity and the faith has been inherited from the ancestors. To the church, many Sisters from various congregation came to visit, and it was my pleasure to meet them.
When I was in my 5th grade elementary school, I was sick with pneumonia, and had to stay home for one month. As I was a lively child who loved to run around, it was such a boring period. Thanks to my faith, and to my parents, I could think that this time of rest was given to me to get closer to God, and I could offer these days to God. As a child, I wished a holy heart and prayed fervently. One of the words from the Bible always stayed in my mind. "What then will anyone gain by winning the whole world and forfeiting his life ?" (Matthew 16.26) Then I decided that "when I will recover, I will do anything according to God's holy will".
Time went by, and one day there was a retreat at the church for young people. There, I was moved to hear the same word. Soon after, 2 young Sisters came to our house. They told us about the spirit of their congregation, and their missionary work according to the spirit of Saint Paul. Their words shook my heart "Sisters proclaiming the words of God, just like Saint Paul ! "It was at that moment that I made my big decision. "I too, will become a missionary to proclaim the holy words, just like Saint Paul, in order to get life". Those 2 Sisters were the Sisters of the Daughters of St. Paul.
I entered the convent at the age of 22, and ever since, I am happy to devote myself daily to my apostolate work.