Go & Danielle Oishi2023-10-06T09:07:58-05:00

GO OISHI FAMILY

SERVING IN JAPAN

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 Go Birthday 03/23
Danielle Birthday 02/26
Go & Danielle Wedding Anniversary 05/19

Go Oishi

Salvation and Service Testimony

Growing up in a home where no particular faith was practiced or encouraged, most of my childhood years were spent not having any concept of who God was. Through a series of events that took place in my junior high years, I had become bitter at any concept of religion and became an aggressive atheist. I remember very vividly mocking those around me who professed faith in anything supernatural. As a public school teen with no direction in life nor any sense of moral standards, my life was headed to waste very quickly.

One night, while chatting with a community of online gaming friends, one of them began trying to witness to me. After countless times of turning him away, I reluctantly agreed to let him share the Gospel with me, succumbing to his persistence and zeal. Since I had no concept of God at the time, this young man took me through the entire story from God creating the entire universe, to the fall of man, to Christ’s death on the cross for our redemption. Despite myself being known to refuse placing faith in anything supernatural, something supernatural took place in my heart that evening. My soul was overwhelmed when I heard of this loving God Who could save me from my sins. Not being able to deny the Truth that was presented to me, it was that night as a 13-year-old teenager that I trusted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.

A year later, God had moved in the heart of my Karate instructor at the time to invite my family to a friend day at his church. Thankfully, it was a KJV, Independent, Fundamental Baptist church where I could grow in the faith. I was baptized there by immersion. Shortly after, I became an active member of their youth group. It was at my first summer teen camp that I surrendered my life to God. The second year, I surrendered to full-time ministry and to preach the Word of God for the rest of my life. That following fall in a missions conference, God gave me a specific, undeniable call to preach the Gospel in Japan when it was revealed to me that it was one of the least evangelized nations in the entire world. This call was confirmed by recommendation and counsel of my youth pastor and my late pastor.

I met my wife Danielle at Bible college. By the time I had met her, she already had a love for the Japanese culture and a heart for missions as God had already used her on the mission field in the Philippines while she was in high school. There is no doubt in my mind that she is fully persuaded that she is called to me, and thus is also called to be a missionary. There is neither any doubt in my mind that God has called my wife and I as a team to glorify God and to preach the Gospel in Japan for the rest of our lives.

Danielle Oishi

Salvation and Service Testimony

I have been blessed with a good, godly heritage and have had the privilege of growing up in a Christian home. At the age of 4, I attended a Vacation Bible School where I remember a lady teaching us verses. Although I don’t remember exactly what was said, that was when my family believed I got saved; but since I did not remember much of it, I struggled with doubt for the next 4 years.

I faithfully attended Wednesday night kids class at Faith Baptist Church, and it was there I accepted Christ as my Saviour and got the surety I needed. After hearing a story where a child won her friend to the Lord, we were asked if we knew for sure that we would go to Heaven one day. I raised my hand and they took me to the side. That night, as an 8-year-old child, I prayed and asked Jesus to come into my heart and take me to Heaven one day. I was baptized by immersion shortly after to show outwardly what had happened inwardly.

Growing up, I had always loved and looked forward to Missions Conferences at my church. I thought how amazing it would be to become a missionary, to go across the world and tell those who had never even heard the name of Jesus and about His love for them. I surrendered to go and to do whatever God had planned for my life as a teenager at youth conference. As for a calling to the mission field, I believe that happened when I agreed to marry my husband who was called to the mission field. My calling is to my husband, to love, encourage, and support him in whatever amazing thing God has called him to do. I am so blessed to be able to follow and support such a godly man.

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507 State Street
Hammond, IN 46320
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go.oishi@fbmi.org
www.gospel2japan.com

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Go and Danielle Oishi Prayer Letter: We Have Outgrown Our First Building!

Go and Danielle Oishi Prayer Letter: We Have Outgrown Our First Building!Glory to God! Six months ago, we began holding services at what we set up to be the church office of the Kisarazu Hope Baptist Church as a starting point, with a seating capacity of 10 and a parking capacity of 5, excluding my wife and me. However, God grew our congregation every month with a good mix of saved and unsaved visitors from both Japan and overseas, with at least one family staying to attend regularly. Even last month, 3 out of the 9 first-time visitors God gave us on Resurrection Sunday returned and attended faithfully this month. With that, we have officially outgrown both our parking lot and meeting space! Back in December, we mentioned that we prayed with one of our most faithful men who was also our church’s first visitor as we dedicated one of his buildings to the Lord. His building has a potential parking capacity of 9, with other available parking spaces nearby and a maximum seating capacity of 30, with rooms that can be used for nursery and children’s church. We held our Resurrection Sunday services there, and we praise God that he also offered his building to be used for our services going forward! On April 21, we took our first church vote with all of the saved and baptized regular attendees at our church, and God gave us a unanimous vote to move our weekly Sunday morning worship, lunch fellowship, and afternoon Bible class services over to his building starting in May! We stand in awe of how God orchestrated everything, and we are excited to see how God will continue to move in our midst in ways which only He can! We will still be using our church office for our Sunday morning Bible study, Wednesday evening prayer meeting, and Saturday afternoon outreach and church work for now. Praise the Lord! He is building His church!

Our final month meeting only in our church office came with many continued victories. Our regular attendees, both saved and unsaved, have remained faithful, and most of them have not missed a single week since their first visit. It has been exciting to hear of their plans to invite friends and family, as well as to see their desire not only to attend but actively serve as the church grows! As shown in our unanimous vote, God has built a very close, unified body of believers here in Kisarazu, and it has been humbling to hear these people call me their pastor. April 28 was our final Sunday in our church office, and God gave us 4 first-time visitors without any special promotions that day, nearly overflowing our church office! We praise God for His timing in providing us a new meeting space!

God has been working miracles in my (Go’s) personal life as well. My parents, still living in the United States, have not been in church for some time, mainly due to my father’s health and my mother’s work schedule. However, they decided to push themselves to return to church on April 24! I was truly challenged by their dedication to prioritize their obedience to the Lord, even with their struggles with health and work schedule. On April 26, we had the privilege of helping the Boso Grace Baptist Church, located two hours north of us, with their lawn and planned a joint VBS for the upcoming summer. Please pray that God will use the VBS to reach many children and their parents! On April 30, one of my father’s old Japanese friends, whom I have not seen in over a decade, came to visit us unannounced! Please pray that God would continue to reopen doors for us to witness to my family friends here in Japan. On that same day, I had the privilege of being interviewed on a Christian radio broadcast ministry of the First Baptist Church of Hammond, one of our supporting churches, with the guest host interviewing me being none other than Bro. Brian North, my old bus captain from Bible college! It was truly an encouragement to reconnect with a friend and mentor who has stayed faithful. Praise the Lord for His kindness and power that was shown to us this month!

Danielle’s Journey

It is so hard to believe that we have already been in Kisarazu for six months! I have been busy with designing various flyers and handouts for the church, such as tracts, event stickers, and Bible-reading schedules. As an answer to prayer, the Christian lady who visited on Easter has continued to come faithfully each Sunday. It has been so nice getting to know her, learn how I can serve her better, and become a Christian friend to her in a country where there are so few. Since then, we have actually had one more lady and a teenage girl attend the services on Sunday! I look forward to getting to know them better as well. On the very last day of this month, we had the privilege of picking up the daughter of one of the men who attends our church. She is an unsaved college student in Canada who came to Japan for a visit. Though I was able to share the Gospel with her, it was all very new to her. She said she was not yet able to put her faith in Christ, but please pray with us for God to continue to work on her heart. Thank you so much for praying for us and our ministry here, as it means so much to us.

Your friends and co-laborers to Japan,

Go and Danielle Oishi

May 9th, 2024|Tags: , |

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