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2017 has been a tremendous year of seeing God at work—remembering His faithfulness through the last five decades and seeing Him continue extending His kingdom. As our 50th anniversary draws to a close these last days of 2017, we want to share some highlights from this past year of Jubilee...

Check out a sampling of our top stories from 2017:


Asian Access / Philippines Becomes a Reality

pastors training in the Philippines

On January 16–19, 30 handpicked leaders attended an orientation session co-sponsored by the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC) and the Philippines for Jesus movement (PFJ). Between them, PCEC and PFJ represent 55,000 of the more than 68,000 Protestant churches now active in the Philippines. They include churches from more than 75 different denominations. Read more...

Asian Access Celebrates 50 Years of Ministry

Jubilee in Jakarta, April 2017What does the phrase ‘Jubilee in Jakarta’ bring to mind? Certainly, a celebration…probably one in Indonesia. You’d be right on both counts. Asian Access (A2), a ministry dedicated to leadership development and church planting in Asia, is marking what God has done with the initial vision of empowering pastors in Japan 50 years ago. Read more...

 Aspens, Banyans, and Strawberries

Joe Handley and Loren CunninghamWhat a joy it was for me to participate with Bishop Efraim Tendero at the World Evangelical Alliance gathering of Associate Members to brainstorm the future of the movement. I was so inspired by Bishop Ef’s style of leadership: so humble, so gracious, so serving. ... I was impressed. Read more...

Growing Reports of Violence and Persecution

political prisonerYou may have already noticed but since the beginning of the year it seems like there has been an explosion of reports about persecution and violence related to religious issues in the world. It’s something I predicted would be happening the last few years as I watched the various country elections surge with nationalistic fervor. Read more...

"God used Asian Access to equip me for my new ministry"

Indian pastorRecently, we had the opportunity to meet with an Asian Access graduate who has seen God use his Asia Access experience to prepare him for his new ministry. Prasanna Vuppula (who goes by Pras) is based in Hyderabad, Telangana, in south-central India. A long-time pastor, he realized several years ago that while on the outside his ministry looked good, inside, he was struggling spiritually. Read more...

"I Feel Like A Tree With Roots Now"

SE Asian pastors"I was like a tree without roots and on the verge of burning out. Life and ministry felt like a desert until Pastor Richard Brohier shared with us about having deep roots. I thank God for Pastor Richard and for Asian Access. You have brought new life to me and to my ministry." Read more...

On The Right Side of a Crisis

compassI am directionally challenged. If I tell my wife while driving to ‘turn right,' I really mean left. I am not the most reliable navigator. At times I find that I can be 'directionally challenged' in my walk of faith and ministry path as well and must intentionally put the Lord before me, as my compass and stabilizer. When I do that, I experience resiliency even in times of crisis. Read more...

A2|50th Day 1: Pioneering Life!

Ajith FernandoThe countdown began, and Asian Access' Jubilee in Jakarta was underway. It was a spectacular beginning with the crowd counting down to the opening session… 10, 9, 8, 7… The international or multi-cultural worship team led by Ian Nagata (lovingly called "Ian and the Multi-Nationals") from Evergreen Church – San Gabriel Valley led us in worship. Read more...

You Are An Unsung Hero of Asian Access

Asian pastorI want to thank you for your faithful support. It's because of your prayers, the investment of your time and energy, and through your financial support, that you helped lay a solid foundation for A2. God is using the fruit of His work through you to bear even greater fruit and we recognize the multitude of blessings that have come from your love. Read more...

Asian Access publishes Eastern Voices, Volume 1 

Eastern Voices book"It's time to hear the voices. The voices have actually been with us for years—brothers and sisters whom God has raised up to lead His Church and spread His Gospel in their home countries. Men and women of faith, courage, and vision. They have lived much, seen much, done much, learned much. And they have much to share." Read more...

Asian AccessA2 | 50th Anniversary

Celebrating 50 years of ministry across Asia

You can access all kinds of information on our anniversary here: https://www.asianaccess.org/a250

  • Joe Handley's reflections on each day
  • Ajith Fernando's keynote devotions from each day (video)
  • Mission Network News articles on Asian Access


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For more stories, visit Asian Access Blog Centre — http://asianaccess.org/blogcentre  A2 Blog Centre

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