From the President

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Recently during our national directors meeting in Thailand, one of Asian Access directors said the following:

“It is very difficult to run our programs in our country because of political pressure and persecution. It's a miracle that I'm alive today given these dynamics!"


Becoming the Norm?

Increasingly we serve a world where this type of situation is reality. When I began with Asian Access over nine years ago, several of the countries we serve were facing pressure and persecution; but today it seems that at least half of the countries we work in are under some form of duress if not outright persecution.

Pray for us as we seek to serve. As you can see from this pastor’s comment, he states that it is very challenging to provide the leader development that we do in these countries because of either political and sometimes religious pressure and persecution.

Pray for pastors like him who seek to strengthen the lives of believers in their countries and so desire for us to continue serving. And pray for their protection. As he said, “It’s a miracle that I’m alive today given these dynamics!”


Sponsor a Persecuted Pastor

If you’d like to support the development of pastors like him, check out Sponsor A Persecuted Pastor. We could use all the help we could get in coming alongside them. And, pray for us that we can serve them well.

Thanks for praying and supporting them!

Always learning,

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Pastor Joe

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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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