Go and Danielle Oishi2021-02-24T12:22:17-06:00

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GO OISHI FAMILY

ON DEPUTATION TO JAPAN

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 Go 3/23
Danielle 2/26
Anniversary 5/19/2018

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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Go Oishi Prayer Letter: Our First Home

Go Oishi Prayer Letter:  Our First HomePraise the Lord! Continuing with our theme of the many “firsts” for us this year, this is our first praise report that we have the joy of writing from our first actual home as a married couple. As many of you know, my wife and I began deputation right after we got married, thus putting the excitement of securing and furnishing our first home on hold until we reached our field. After a little over 2½ years of waiting, the Lord has given us a wonderful home here in Japan, and we are excited to report on the wonderful events leading up to our great answer to prayer!

In our previous report, we mentioned the salvation of the daughter of a lady who had returned to church after being away for some time at the Christmas Eve service at the Senri Newtown Baptist Church, where we have just begun our training. We were amazed to see that same girl bring a friend as a visitor on this year’s New Year’s Day service and greatly blessed to hear that he had gotten saved during children’s church! It is so encouraging to know that the Lord has led us to train at a place where He is clearly at work. Pastor Ogawa has told us to begin our training by building close relationships with those who already attend the church and getting to hear their testimonies, as they will be the same people who will fervently pray for us and help us when it comes time for us to begin planting churches. We are blessed to have been able to begin building these kinds of relationships with over 10 families here during our short time so far, and we are excited to see these numbers and relationships grow!

Much of our focus this month went into securing our residence in Japan, which, as with most things here, involved much more time and paperwork than we are accustomed to. After almost an entire month of running around and spending countless hours gathering and filling out paperwork at various government offices, God blessed and allowed us to officially register our residence, complete all the necessary moving procedures, open a Japanese bank account, acquire a Japanese phone number, and ultimately move into our new apartment! We are so thankful for Pastor’s sons, Izaya and Eriya, who helped us in countless ways in the midst of all of this. On January 29, we received our keys to a home much larger and more affordable than we had expected, less than a five-minute walk away from the church. Pastor Ogawa came over to pray with us to dedicate our home to the Lord, and we are excited to see how He will use this place to build relationships and ultimately see Japanese people come to know the Lord as their Saviour!

God has already graced us with a witnessing opportunity. We have been able to build a great relationship with the hosts of the Airbnb that we stayed in while apartment hunting. They invited us to share numerous meals with them in their home, even after checking out of our room (all extremely rare cases with Japanese people, especially under COVID restrictions). They have stated that they are Atheists, but they have continued to spend time with us even though we always try to give them the Gospel. We have committed to working with them as long as the door is open. Please pray for the salvation of Motoaki and Miwako Uemura, the first people God has given us to work with!

Danielle’s Journey

I truly appreciate all of the extra prayers for my adjusting to life in Japan. This month was a month full of firsts for me. My husband has been with me every step of the way, but I thought I would push myself a bit and try to do some things on my own, as I will be in the future. My first grocery store run alone went smoothly. I was able to navigate up and down the crowded aisles and find what I needed (with the help of Google Translate to be able to tell the difference between バター and マーガリン). I also challenged myself to take the trains and buses alone from the Airbnb to the church (an hour by mass transit). Even though it was the same route we took quite often, the train and bus systems here are still rather intimidating. I made it safe and sound without ending up in Kyoto or Kobe (neighboring prefectures on the same line). I am enjoying our new life here—it is all so new and exciting! Thank you so much for all of your prayers!

Your friends and co-laborers to Japan,

Go and Danielle Oishi

February 11th, 2021|Tags: , |
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