Key Component to Asian Access' Ethos
Asian Access is a multi-national ministry, currently active in 16 countries. What you might not be aware of is that the leaders in A2 are active among those 16 countries as well.
It’s part of our ethos of breaking down barriers to build up the unity of the Church across Asia.
Overcoming Centuries of Challenge through Serving Each Other
Many countries face daunting historical challenges to collaboration. For example, leaders in China and Japan must set aside enmities that are centuries old and include the atrocities committed during World War II. Other countries struggle with age-old prejudices against each other, where one country considers itself superior to its neighbor.
That is why we are so encouraged when our leaders step across national borders to serve one another as faculty for the A2 program. A Western leader who serves as an A2 liaison helped with just such a session (held remotely due to the pandemic) and shares his impressions:
I always have my good friend Meng Aun, who is the national director for Asian Access Cambodia, do the teaching. He does an excellent job, and he is a good illustration of the unity building we seek to achieve across both in-country denominations and Asian country boundaries.
The people in [country name omitted for security reasons] tend to look disrespectfully upon Cambodians. They see them as poor country cousins. Therefore, when Meng Aun does such a good job in this teaching role among the pastors of [country], it raises their sense of camaraderie with, and appreciation for, believers in Cambodia. It's a thrill to see that transpire among our men.
What a testimony!
We are indebted to leaders like Meng Aun, who are willing to break down national barriers for the sake of the unity of the Body of Christ.
And we are indebted to you for your prayers, friendship, and financial support that help to make all of this possible. Thank you!
Noel Becchetti has been serving as Asian Access' VP for Leader Development since 2012. Noel and his wife Kyle are currently residing in El Cajon, California, where they will likely be for some time while they stay connected to their families, friends, and Asian Access colleagues through Zoom.
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