From the President

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"And David shepherded them with integrity of heart;
with skillful hands he led them
– Psalm 78:72

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This key verse captures the essence of what we teach and seek to live out at Asian Access: that we would develop shepherds in pastoral ministry and in business who lead wisely. The passage struck me this week as I looked at several episodes of erratic leadership in the nations.

First was a business leader removed from his post at Samsung in Korea, then when the former Prime Minister of Thailand was called into court but fled the country. Not to solely pick on these two countries as it seems on nearly a daily basis we see erratic leadership on virtually every front from many different nations today.

David, despite all his flaws, was noted as a man who led with good intentions: “integrity of heart” and with wisdom: “skillful hands”.

Our world is in such desperate need of leaders like this: shepherds who will guide their churches, the companies and their countries with integrity and wisdom. May we pray for a new generation of David’s to rise to the occasion. Not perfect men as we know that none are perfect just as David was flawed but humble leaders who recognize their weakness and from that core serve with integrity of heart and skillful hands.


Investing in Leaders as Shepherds

Pray for us as we seek to invest in pastors and business leaders to be shepherds for this and coming generations. May we see a new generation rise who will lean away from the current models we are seeing in the world and move toward Christ-likeness in their call to lead our churches, marketplaces, and countries. Our vision is "to see a vibrant community of servant leaders with vision, character and competence leading the church across Asia."

Can you think of some good examples of Christ-like leaders in politics, business or the church today who we can look to for models today? If so, please share!

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Ever since joining Asian Access as president in 2008, I've been having the time of my life. In this blog, I hope to share some stories that will encourage you to engage with this ministry. At Asian Access, we change the few, who change the many.

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