Ophelia De Visser is one of the unsung heroes of the Asian Access family. She was the solid, steady support behind her well-known and renowned family, ensuring they were grounded while they served Christ on a national and global scale.
The world went through some monumental shifts during my tenure in mission leadership. While many had been talking about partnership and collaboration, as well as paternalism and colonialism for many years, it was during early in my 30 years of ministry that major changes were burgeoning in many ways. Of course, the last few years this has accelerated on many fronts making these issues of critical importance.
Recently I came across a book that caught me by surprise. Retired Bishop Hwa Yung wrote an excellent critique of the modern ‘leadership’ popularity within the Global Church and World Mission: Leadership or Servanthood?: Walking in the Steps of Jesus.
I’m delighted to welcome my friend, Patrick Fung, to the Asian Access council of reference. Patrick is a seasoned mission leader who started as a medical doctor in mission and then moved toward mission leadership through OMF. Today he leads one of the most historic missions, founded by Hudson Taylor originally known as the China Inland Mission.
Joe Handley | My bio
Joe joined Asian Access as president in 2008 and has logged many miles traveling across the Asian continent. One thing he has learned is to platform other leaders. In this blog, he hopes to share some of their stories that will encourage you to engage with Asian Access that strives to change the few, who change the many.