What is the Tsushima Mission

This mission project was started by a young, dedicated Christian, Kimiyoshi Kurihara. It did not start as a mission project on a grand scale, but started small and grew gradually as he learned the needs of this community. You will find more of Kimiyoshi's story here.

The objective of Tsushima Mission is to share the love of Christ in a meaningful way with the people who live on the Japanese island of Tsushima. Please explore the website to find out more.

Current Updates

Our mission projects are all doing well by the grace of the Lord. We have so many things to do every day to spread the Gospel for all the people living on Tsushima Island.

Sometimes I teach origami to our students in our Adventist nature school, but recently I was invited to Tsushima City Education Center to teach...

It had been a some time since I met this young man. We first met when I arrived on Tsushima and I started the Nature School with my wife. He knew about the school but did not really want to come even with his mother's encouragement. However, we would still see each other from time to time and maintained friendly relationship. ...

Since last year, we have been preparing for a new agricultural project which will start next year. We are going to teach local children and their parents how to grow vegetables and fruit, and also how to fix agricultural machines by working together.

Last month our church member Elder Nakaniwa, who was the first man baptized into
the Adventist church on Tsushima, died in an accident when he visited an elderly care
center. He was 79 years old, a very dedicated and faithful member of our small church,
and we were very shocked and saddened by his sudden death.

This Summer 2019, I had the beautiful opportunity of traveling to Tsushima, Japan to do some mission work. Ever since I was young, I've wanted to travel to Japan, so it didn't take much to convince me to jump at the golden opportunity. Although I was beyond excited to go, I cannot deny that there was a bit of skepticism...

The Gospel concert was successful in reaching those who had never heard the Good News. Among the 15 to 20 people who attended this concert there was at least one person who had been seeking truth and meaning in life. This concert helped answer some of those questions and has helped this seeker for truth express a desire to learn more. ...


Matthew 9:35-38 New King James Version (NKJV)

Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest."

マタイの福音書 9:35-38 Japanese Living Bible (JLB)

イエスはその地方の町や村をくまなく巡回し、ユダヤ人の会堂で教え、神の国についての福音を伝えられました。また、行く先々で、あらゆる病人を治されました。このように、ご自分のところにやって来る群衆をごらんになって、イエスの心は深く痛みました。彼らは、かかえている問題が非常に大きいのに、どうしたらよいか、どこへ助けを求めたらよいかわからないのです。ちょうど、羊飼いのいない羊のようでした。イエスは弟子たちに言われました。「収穫はたくさんあるのに、働く人があまりにも少ないのです。ですから、収穫の主である神に祈りなさい。刈り入れの場にもっと多くの働き手を送ってくださるように願うのです。」