Written by Asami herself
Before I came to faith, I was a wreck inside. I want to share my testimony about how God changed me from such a state and the depth of His grace. Before I came to faith, I always had feelings of self-denial, a sense of futility that I didn't know what I was living for, and a sense of guilt in my heart. I had a hard time working every day and only looked forward to holidays. I didn't know what I was living for and wanted to disappear every day.
After I put my faith in Jesus, I was completely free of that meaninglessness. I began to feel a sense of security as if I were basking in the warm light of God's arms. I learned the grace of being able to pray to God. Before I was saved, I was always filled with anxiety and thought that I was too weak to be a part of society. But now, I can surrender to God and pray. That is what gives me the most peace of mind and strength.
Secondly, I think that God is shedding light on my sins and melting them away. I had a lot of hatred towards my father, but God dissolved that anger, and I was able to feel gratitude towards him.
Third, since I became a Christian, it’s been a radical change from a difficult life, and now life has been overwhelmingly easier to live. When I think about how God created me, it gives me peace to know that He loves me no matter how imperfect I am. I now believe that God can use someone as small as me in the salvation of others. He’s given me a new purpose for my life.