Asako Otsuki



Asako Otsuki came to know Jesus in college, through the Spirit’s use of both Cru and Reality LA. Through this, she saw the spiritual potential that exists on a college campus, where minds and hearts hunger for answers, purpose, and direction. As a person saved out of the many false, career-driven, “work hard, play hard” narratives at USC, Asako sees the practical need for the gospel to continue to offer living water to the thirsty and sees a great expectancy on the soil of USC. As a full-time local missionary to USC, Asako will primarily be discipling, equipping, and caring for women at USC through relationships, ministry training, and coaching. Her team I will focus on discipleship, retreat planning, and developing local partnerships.

Her ministry goals are:

  • To play a role in the spiritual formation of students, seeing them grow from believers to disciples of Jesus through their college years.
  • To empower existing believers to see their skills and roles from a kingdom perspective as opportunities for making disciples in their spheres of influence.
  • To foster safe atmospheres and spaces of engaging dialogue for those seeking Christianity to ask questions and come, taste, and see the Lord.
  • To create healthy engagement with the local church in order to mentor students in such a way as to create disciples for a lifetime.
  • If you’d like to partner with Asako in her missions work in LA, please visit her Cru donation page.

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