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"Joe, I cherish A2. It helped to save my marriage."

I cherish A2. It helped to save my marriage.

A Heartfelt Endorsement from a Changed Life

"Joe, I cherish A2."

The woman speaking these words is the wife of a key national leader in a country, which, for security reasons, I can’t identify. I have had the privilege of knowing “Linda” (not her real name) and her husband for many years. While I was of course very grateful for her affirmation, I wanted to know more. “Linda, what has made Asian Access so precious to you?”

“Asian Access has influenced so many of the key leaders in our country. It is amazing how your program can change so many when you start with so few. Of all of the ministries I’ve seen over the last 20 years, Asian Access is the one that stands out.

“But Joe, you of all people know the most important reason that I cherish Asian Access. The personal care and support you and the A2 family provided for my husband and me helped to save our marriage.”

Several years ago, her husband, a pastor and team leader for Asian Access in his country, made a profound mistake in his life following an intense time of pressure. This mistake deeply wounded his wife. They lived separate lives, barely speaking with one another.

Unfortunately, my friends’ story is not unique, or even rare. Struggles like these happen all the time in environments where the church is under intense pressure and persecution. A third of the countries we serve face some form of persecution. Nearly half face significant pressure from the authorities, religious fanatics, or both.

 

Life-on-Life Mentoring is Life-Changing

But during this dark season in their relationship (also a season where A2 had to go silent in the country), we sent in pastors and counselors to help them to heal and rebuild their marriage. I was privileged to play a small part in this process. Eventually, this couple repented to and forgave one another. Not long ago, they held a remarriage ceremony to signify and celebrate what God had done in their lives.

This is why I knew that Linda spoke from the heart when she told me, “Joe, I cherish A2!” She has experienced the fruit of our ongoing commitment to gather 12-15 pastors at a time, for two years at a time—to strengthen their walk with Christ, build into their personal as well as ministry lives, and encourage their souls.

And her story was affirmed, over and over again, by the A2 alumni I was able to visit with that same day.

 

A2 is a Life-Oriented Change Process

Leader after leader highlighted the difference between Asian Access and other leadership development programs they had experienced. “The other leader development programs were task-oriented,” they told me. “But Asian Access is life oriented. Other training programs left us feeling burdened. With A2, we leave inspired, empowered to fulfill the vision that God has given us!”

Today, far more than 150 pastors in this country have been impacted by Asian Access, as many of the alumni have reproduced the training four times over. These revitalized leaders are then building the Kingdom of God in their families, their churches, their communities, and their countries. Through God’s grace, by changing a few, we are changing the many!

Linda’s story reflects the profound impact God has had through Asian Access this past year thanks to people like you who give and pray. We are praying that God’s Kingdom impact through the work of A2 will continue and grow in 2017. These are just a few of the initiatives God is leading us into this coming year:

 

50th Anniversary Initiatives

  • A2 | 50th anniversaryLaunching Asian Access/Philippines—the 11th Asian country joining our core leadership-development program
  • Opening Asian Access West India, which will join A2 North India and A2 South India in reaching over 40 key Indian leaders in 2017
  • Building into the lives of the 12 top-level CEOs participating in A2.business/India, the expansion of A2’s core program adapted to reach marketplace leaders
  • Celebrating 50 years of Kingdom-building ministry at our April 2017 Jubilee in Jakarta

As we move into Asian Access’ Year of Jubilee, I am so grateful for your partnership. Your prayers and financial support have helped to make it possible for people like Linda and her husband to experience the life-changing benefits of Asian Access.

Will you help us change a few more leaders in 2017, who can then change many more?

I’m praying that you will again join me as A2 seeks to go deep with the pastors and leaders whom God has given into our care, and as we reach even more leaders in new countries and with new programs.

 

Would you prayerfully consider a gift of $50, $100, $250 or even $500 to invest in the lives of these amazing leaders?

If so, please click the red button below and select "50th Anniversary Initiatives" in the drop-down box.

 

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Your prayers and financial help make a real difference in the lives of these pastors and their families. Because of you, people like Linda can truthfully say, “I cherish A2!”

With Christ,

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