I am a gospel singer and inspirational speaker from Amagasaki, Hyogo, Japan.
My father, the late Hachiro Oka, was one of Kansai’s most beloved comedians.
I am happy to say that before his death he found the Lord. Ever since then, I have been inspired to help others find the joy of salvation. And that is why I formed Yuko Ichioka International Ministries (Y.I.I.M.). The vision of the organization is to conduct a music missionary in Thailand, where poverty and disease have made many lose hope. With your prayers and donations, you can help us spread the Good News in Thailand through songs of praise and worship.
In November of last year, I made my first missionary trip to Thailand. My heart was touched by the 200 voices participating in the Prisoners Gospel Concert at the Thailand Culture Center in Bangkok. During my second trip this June, I sang for HIV-positive children who lost their parents to AIDS, and made a contribution to the organization that feeds, shelters, and educates them.
On November 23 of this year, I will make my third missionary trip to Thailand. My four-member gospel band and I will perform two charity concerts. One concert will take place at the Evangelical Church of Bangkok (ECB). The other will be held at the Chinese Church in Chaing Mai, with the great support of Pastor Takaatu Nojiri of the Chaing Mai Japanese Church. (I should also recognize Pastor Naoki Sugioka, Pastor John E., Pastor John T., Mr. & Mrs. N. Onoshi of ECB, Pastor T. Nojiri and his congregation, whose dedication is helping us make this vision a reality.)
Over the years, I have learned that gospel music has the power to gladden hearts and to heal wounded souls. I pray that you will stand with us as Y.I.I.M. reaches out to those lost souls who feel forgotten.
If you have helped our cause in the past, I want to express my deepest thanks. I am humbled by the love you have shown. With your continued support, we can keep doing God’s work. And if you are considering helping us for the first time, we look forward to you joining our cause. Together, we can save souls and change lives!
Wishing you God’s many blessings,
Please remit from Japanese Post Office to the following account:
Account No: 00960-3-87532
Account Name: Ichioka Yuko International Ministry
Thank you for your love and support!