Mission Stations

An early follower who had been saved from a serious illness asked Oyasama, "How can I repay this blessing?" Oyasama replied, "Save others." He then asked, "How can others be saved?" Oyasama said, "Earnestly tell others how you were saved." (From "You Are to Save Others," Anecdotes of Oyasama, no. 100)

The repayment most desired by God the Parent and Oyasama is to sprinkle the fragrance of the teachings and save others. Mission stations are established by Yoboku who take to heart the joy they felt at being saved and who make a pledge to strive for the salvation of others.

There are no specific regulations for establishing a mission station, such as those concerning the number of followers and the structure of the building required to establish a church. The only requirement is that the person heading the mission station be a Yoboku. An application to establish a mission station is submitted to and must be approved by the head minister of the applicant's directly supervised church, who is to notify Church Headquarters.

There are about 21,000 mission stations both in and outside Japan. These mission stations are promoting activities to spread the teachings in their communities in the hope that many more people may awaken to the intention of God the Parent and be saved.