Itsuko Sue Nishikawa organized the Women's Missionary Union in Hawaii and was its director from 1954 to 1980. She worked closely with the Baptist World Alliance and edited the Hawaii Baptist newspaper. She exemplified Southern Baptist faith and values in the territory and State of Hawaii her entire life, emphasizing the importance of missions in her work and lectures around the Pacific.
In 1981, the Hawaii Pacific Baptist annual missions offering was named after her. The "Sue Nishikawa Offering" raises funds to support many Pacific ministries. Every September, Southern Baptist Churches across Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa and Okinawa voluntarily collect donations to support education scholarships, evangelism, state sponsored camps and retreats, emergencies and other special projects.
Composer John Hom wrote a song performed in church services at Nu'uanu Baptist Church detailing the life of Nishikawa and explaining the Sue Nishikawa Offering. Watch the YouTube video from Nu'uanu Baptist Church at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PFbVCEnf3Q.