Oshiro, Joyce


Location / Asia
Country / Japan
Mission Board / Baptist Mid-Missions

About Us

Joyce grew up in a missionary home in Okinawa and returned there as a missionary herself in 1985. After ministering as part of a church-planting team in mainland Japan for 16 years, she moved back to Okinawa in 2013 in order to care for her parents while working in the church her father started.  Her father passed away in 2016 after 61 years on the field, and Joyce now works together with another missionary couple there, while caring for her step-mom, who has Alzheimer's.  Her main ministries are with ladies, youth, children, and music, as they aim to bring the church to becoming independent and self-supporting.  A young man who grew up in the church recently graduated from Bible school and is training to become their pastor.