Heart's Desire

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About Patsy


     Patsy Oda is a third-generation Japanese-American, born in a relocation camp in Arkansas during WWII.  She became a Christian when she was 8 years old and was raised in a Buddhist home and environment. Her life passion has been to reach lost souls for Christ, especially Japanese. She has written five evangelistic booklets that have been translated into Japanese. Her autobiography Heart’s Desire has been translated into six foreign languages and is currently being made into a Christian film.


Patsy's parents on the left and Walter Oda's mother on the right at Patsy and Walter's wedding.

Louise is on the left and Patsy's sisters, Delphine and Diane, are on the right.

Patsy and Walter's wedding day!