People who serve as references for Asian Access
Dr. Lon Allison
Pastor of Teaching & Outreach, Wheaton Bible Church
Former Director, The Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College
"My friends at Asian Access are being used by God to build His Kingdom in Asian countries that are resistant to the Gospel. I have supported their work for many years."
Dr. Peter Cha
Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministry, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Partnering with the team of Asian Access was an answer to prayer for me and my family. When I learned of the work they are doing to bring the Gospel to Japan, I was deeply moved. With Christ centered leadership training programs, aid to disaster victims and discipleship training, Asian Access is being used of God to offer the Japanese the chance to hear the Gospel and find true hope after generations of spiritual darkness. When my mother passed away in the summer of 2015, she had one dying wish, “Take me home. Take me back to Tokyo.” I’ve often wondered if her mother who gave her up all those years ago had the chance to hear about Jesus how different things might have been for her. Less than 1% of my people in Japan have heard the Gospel and seen Christ’s love in action. When you support the work that God is doing through Asian Access, you are a part of His light to the nations. The impact is eternal and much appreciated.
"I often meet young pastors and Christian leaders who have been through the Asian Access nurturing programme in Sri Lanka. They always speak warmly of the things they learned and how it is impacting their ministries and lives now. So I thank God for this ministry."
"I’ve not only helped send our people to Japan through Asian Access, but I went with them myself. They are definitely on the cutting edge of missions in a difficult place. Asian Access is doing great things for God in Asia."
"Asian Access is about coming alongside leaders who love to make a difference in their communities! Grateful for what Joe Handley and they are doing to jumpstart and sustain leaders in their competencies!"
Mr. Ram Gidoomal
Chair of the Board, Lausanne Movement
"There's a desperate need today for business leaders to become Christ-like transformational leaders. That's where A2's marketplace training fills a strategic niche. A2.business is building on a proven track record in empowering leaders for over 35 years. Now they are investing in business leaders who want to transform their communities and nations."
"I know that Asian Access has a proven track record. Through leadership training expansion, I know their impact will multiply. Pastors will not only experience a greater love relationship with God and growth as Christ-like leaders, but will also reproduce themselves and plant additional multiplying churches. I’m especially eager to see this work grow into the marketplace sector and their new project will help them move this forward."
"It's been my delight to experience the Asian Access family several different times. And what continually impresses me about the whole operation are two things:
1. There is a humility and a focus on purpose that transcends continents and transcends cultures.
2. And it's to bring loving relationships and to foster them for leaders.
I found those two things to be throughout the system from the beginning leaders to the national directors and down to leaders that I met in India. It's a godly work done with the mindset that we are imperfect people seeking a perfect relationship to do God's business together."
"In leadership, I believe that charisma without character is chaos. That's why I appreciate Asian Access' commitment to character development. Their leadership model effectively balances the training of the heart as well as the hands and mind."
Dr. Greg Waybright
Senior Pastor, Lake Avenue Church
"Asian Access is one of the most effective ministry organizations in facilitating genuine respect-filled partnerships across cultures to further our Father’s global mission. I have witnessed how A2 has drawn together the experience and formal training of Jesus-followers in one culture with the spiritual vitality and ministry innovation of those in another culture in which the church is experiencing rapid growth to do remarkable things to His glory.
I believe God has raised up A2 to play a rather unique role in God’s promise to establish a people made up of every people group, language and nation to “with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ" (cf., Rev. 7:9; Rom 15:6).
I recommend Asian Access as a gospel-centered, biblically directed, cost-effective global ministry partner."
"Gail and I have been supporters of Asian Access for more than 20 years. We believe in their mission, their people and we have deep respect and admiration for Joe Handley and his visionary leadership."