THE CALL AND HEALING GRACE
IN THE BLESSED MOTHER’S HOUSE
A Personal Testimony by James Ling
May 16, 2006
I was planning to go on holiday to see my 2 sisters
and 1 brother in Malaysia, whom I have not seen for over 20 years. One
thing that really bothers me was – this could be a very boring trip, like
there’s nothing to really do or see. I kept pondering on the question –
“Where else could I go?” for many days. And this was in July of 2005,
and summer is fast passing by.
Then, one day when I was in my room still preoccupied
with the question of where else should I go other than visiting my family,
I heard a voice that spoke directly into my mind. The voice said, “Naju”.
This voice spoke very clearly and powerfully from the direction of the
window, where the Blessed Mother’s statue is. And the place, “Naju” was
imprinted on my mind from that day onward.
I have had heard of Naju about 2 to 3 years past.
Since, then, it was just a place in history past that I came across in my
life. Now, I am awakened by this voice, to this place, which invoked new
meaning and purpose for my holiday. In my heart I love the Blessed Mother
and the Lord Jesus, and I have no expectation of the coming trip. I know
this is a heavenly voice, and without hesitation I put my total trust in
the voice. Shortly after my calling from the directional voice, within a
couple of days, I began my search on the internet for organized tour to
Naju. I wrote to the
firstname.lastname@example.org on August 1/2005. Here, I was given the
name Yolanda Chankuo, a tour volunteer in pilgrimage to Naju
I arrived, with the tour group, late in the evening
on October 17 in Soul, S. Korea. And next day we depart for Gwangju city
by bus. Here, we commute to Naju daily by bus. Upon arrival on the Holy
Mountain, I drank some of The Miraculous Water.
Golden Fragrant Oil
On October 19/2005, we celebrated the 19th
Anniversary of Our Lady’s First Tears Of Blood on the mountain shrine.
This night, I and many pilgrims saw and witnessed the Blessed Mother
Statue exuded golden fragrant oil. I was really touch to see something so
extraordinary, and took many photos.
Warm Healing Grace
The day after the vigil, on the evening of the 20th,
I arrived at the Naju Chapel for prayer and reflection. Moments after I
arrived, while sitting/kneeling on the chapel’s floor and meditating – I
experienced tremendous warm/heat flowing (from the top of my spine to the
lower part, and down to my legs) throughout my back for at least over 1
hour. At that very moment, all I can think was the injury that I suffered
in January 24 / 2003. On that uneventful morning, I slipped and felt 7
flights of stairs at home and later diagnosed with a fracture on my T4
(thoracic spine). I was confined to my bed for more than 3 months, going
through extreme pain. I had tremendous difficulty even lifting my legs a
little, or turning onto my sides, not to mention getting out of bed.
Thanks to my mom and dad who helped me so much during my painful ordeal.
After the first 3 months, the next 3 months I went through extensive
physiotherapy exercises and massages, to relax my back muscle spasm. I’ve
tried using traditional Chinese medicinal heating pads, and even portable
massaging machine. All these options only provided temporary relief.
Since then, I suffered much pain every day and constantly worried about my
back. All those therapies were not helping. When I felt the warmth -
quickly, I prayed, “Dear Lord Jesus/Mama Mary, please do not let my
injured back pain come back now, how am I go to continue my trip?”
That was the first thought that came to my mind. Time passes, I felt
really warm and begun to sweat. I even took off my cardigan, leaving only
with my T- shirt on, and I went to turn on the fan which was on my left,
in the chapel. Still, I felt very warm and begun to sweat from my forehead
and body. Moments later, I take a look at the fan to see if it was still
running. But someone has turned the fan off. I though why would anyone
turn the fan off, when it so warm in here or is it just me. So, I decided
to stand upright, perhaps that will help. But, that didn’t help either.
Moments past and the warm feeling stops. Little did I realize what had
just happened to me? I believe this warmth feeling upon my back is the
healing grace from the Lord Jesus and Mama Mary.
On Oct 22/2005, our group celebrated Mass on the holy
mountain shrine in front of the Spring of Grace. Then we have lunch, and
took photos. At about 3:15 pm, Betty, a pilgrim in our group alerted me
about the beautiful color of the sun. I looked around and saw golden color
lights shining upon everyone. Then, I looked up to the sky to where the
sun is, and I saw these beautiful blue, green, orange and red colors from
the center to the outside of the sun. At this very moment, within the sun
itself, there was another less intense light spinning in a clockwise
direction. I am so glad that the Divine Lord has allowed me to witness his
almighty power, “The Miracle of the Sun”.
Fragrance from Spring of Grace Water after 6
months I came home.
After I came home from my holiday, on April 25/2006,
I had an appointment with the local bishop’s at his office to make known
the events in Naju. The night before my meeting, while I was on the
www.najumary.or.kr website, a thought came to my mind to open the
bottle containing the water of grace from the Blessed Mother’s Mountain.
At first I hesitated, and continued with what I was doing. Then, moments
later, another stronger thought came to my mind to open the bottle. So, I
quickly went to check the bottle which is on my small altar. Upon opening
the cap of the bottle, I could smell the lovely fragrance. Then, I decided
I will show the bishop the lovely fragrance from the Water of Grace the
next day. When I woke up, I wanted to make sure that the lovely fragrance
is still there. Upon opening the bottle, the fragrance was not there any
more. I was very worried. I thought, how am I going to tell the bishop
about this special water from the Spring of Grace. So, I said a short
quick prayer to Mama Mary; I prayed, “Mama Mary, let me know if I should
bring this water with me to the bishop. Let me know”. Then, I went to get
ready. Just as I was stepping out of my room to go, I quickly ran back to
the altar and grab the bottle to bring it with me. I have no idea why I
did this. Upon arrival at the bishop’s office, I gave a brief introduction
about the Lord Jesus and Mama Mary in Naju. Then, I presented the bottle
containing the water from the Spring of Grace. I was really nervous, not
knowing what to expect. I said to the bishop, “this bottle contains the
water from the Spring of Grace, which has healing power, and you MIGHT
smell some fragrance”. “Do you want to smell the water”? Without
hesitation the bishop reached over, and opened the bottle. He put his nose
close to the bottle and acknowledged, he said, “Yea, I can smell some
fragrance”. I reached over for the bottle, and I can also detect the
strong fragrance. I am so grateful for this gift from the Blessed Mother
of Naju, for this is a sign of her Presence, Love, and Friendship.
After my experience in the Blessed Mother’s Chapel in
Naju, I Have Not Had Any Back Pain to this day. Even my knees were healed
of its pain. Radiology report showed no sign of previous fracture. I
totally believe, through Our Heavenly Blessed Mama Mary, the Lord Jesus
who makes the blind- see, the lame- walk, changes water to wine, has Heard
My Prayer, and Touch My Body with His Healing Grace in Naju! Today, I am
completely free, completely release from my painful back muscle spasm. I
pray and give Thanks to the Lord Jesus and Mama Mary of Naju and rejoice
in my Heart! I pray that many more souls will open their hearts and mind
to know, understand, and love the Lord Jesus and Mama Mary. My trip, after
all, was an enjoyable one to mention the least!
I, James K.S. Ling from Calgary, Alberta, Canada;
wrote this on May 16/2006 as a testimony to the Living Presence Of Jesus
and Mama Mary in Naju.