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skyejethaniIn God’s kingdom our work becomes a manifestation of his love for the world.
— Skye Jethani

I was inspired by this recent quote from my friend Skye Jethani. If you don’t read his devotionals, they are fantastic. This one is linked here. They are not free but very affordable! I firmly believe this and it’s why Asian Access has jumped into the business space to help develop marketplace leaders... 

sato akira closeup LRYou may remember Pastor Akira Sato, the pastor from Fukushima First Baptist Church. He was the focal point for many of the stories coming out of Japan following the triple disaster on 3.11. His now famous story of the Exodus Church can be found nearly anywhere online. And, it’s a story full of life and leadership lessons. Yesterday I heard him preach as a guest speaker at Kurume Christ Church in Higashikurume, Tokyo. Pastor Sato asked this question... 

handleys at clarks church 500What a joy it has been for the Handley family visiting churches here in Japan every weekend. So far, we’ve made it to four different congregations and connecting with Japanese pastors and Asian Access missionaries. You may have heard that next year Asian Access celebrates 50 years of ministry. And, many of you will know that it all started here in Japan. For most of our history, Asian Access was a Japan only ministry and even today, Japan take a pivotal role in all of what we do. Visiting our partners and churches in the Kanto region brings such a rich repository of stories for which to celebrate. This past weekend, we were with... 

our first few weeks in japan potluckWhat a thrill it is to be in Japan! For several years, I have wanted to move here serving as the president of Asian Access. This year proved to be the perfect time! Our family was ready and next year Asian Access turns 50! What a joy to be here where it all began nearly 50 years ago. It’s been an adventure… to say the least! Those who follow us on social media are well aware. Even with a tremendous team in place to help us settle and with all these years of experience settling staff in country, we still faced a series of challenges that boggle the mind. As I reflect back though, I see it all as God’s divine plan. You know, at Asian Access we often talk about The School of God. The Lord has taught us many lessons the last few weeks and there are many more to discover I’m sure... 

Jeff & Lynda MalloryI’m very excited to introduce you to our new VP for Development, Jeff Mallory! As you may know, I moved to Japan the other day for several strategic reasons in serving as the president of Asian Access. You can learn more about this move here. As part of this move, we knew we needed to add a pastoral partner in the US to keep us connected as I focus more on the spiritual leadership of the movement. Jeff Mallory is the perfect compliment for us at this strategic time. As we look to expand ministry in Japan, grow as an international community, and open new countries to reach 20 by 2020, Jeff brings the shepherd-like presence with our partners across the U.S. ...

Handley three Tokyo boundThe day has come and we are moving to Japan — Tuesday, August 9. As you may have heard, our son John approached his mom last summer saying, “Can we make that move to Japan that we were thinking about a few years ago?” As soon as Silk heard those words she knew this’ll be a no brainer for Joe! Why are we moving? There are many reasons...

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I have served with Asian Access as president since 2008 and been having the time of my life. I hope to share some stories that will encourage you to engage with this ministry.

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