From the President

AsianAccess logo 2018tag white shadow

A2 GivingTuesday 2018 800px

Today is #GivingTuesday...

We have two days for getting deals—Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But on #GivingTuesday, we have a day for giving back. Together, people are creating a new ritual for our annual calendar. #GivingTuesday is the opening day of the giving season, and every act of generosity counts.

Asian Access is participating in #GivingTuesday to help leaders like Pastor Charya, a mangled, old-looking man in one of the small Asian Access training cohorts in Cambodia. Charya’s bones were crooked, he was missing an eye, he could barely walk.

Charya (not his real name for security reasons) was spiritually convicted during the session as they talked about the apostle Paul being chief among sinners. He later confessed to the director,

“I’m worse than that man.”

You see, Charya was a commander during Pol Pot’s reign of terror. He was known for his brutality and everyone feared him. He would even pull people’s hearts right out of their body while they were alive—and he raped hundreds of women.

From Brutal Leader to Jesus Follower to Church Planter

Following the Khmer Rouge brutal reign, Charya fled to the forest, met Jorani (also not her real name) and got married. He was terrible to Jorani which caused her to flee to a church. There she eventually found salvation through Christ. But Charya would beat her every week for going to church. That didn’t stop Jorani. Charya was perplexed that she would keep going despite the beatings so he secretly followed her one day. Soon after, he met the Lord, too.

Surprisingly, Charya became a pastor in that remote region where the Khmer Rouge have been hiding to this day. He started leading people to Christ and started a church. His ministry became fruitful enough that he was one of the few chosen to go through Asian Access training.

During the two-year cohort which I attended, Charya confessed his past to the director and said,

“God could never forgive me.”

But our director assured him that God can do the impossible and if he could forgive the apostle Paul, he would forgive him. His sins were more grievous than mine or yours… but Jesus paid the price for his sins on the cross, just as He did ours. Charya found freedom from the guilt and shame of his past sins.

Charya came to Asian Access training broken—in every way imaginable. I’ve rarely met someone who looked so physically broken. As A2 helped build his understanding of God’s grace, he grew stronger in the Lord. He learned about making disciples and reproducing what God had done through him.

Charya went on to graduate from Asian Access and today, he’s one of the few who changes the many. He’s gone on leading hundreds to Christ, raising up dozens of leaders. He’s even led many Khmer Rouge members to Christ. And since graduating from Asian Access, Charya has now planted over 300 churches. 

A2 Match April2018 header 800x200

Changing the Few who Change the Many

This is just one story among many highlighting our focus: changing the few who change the many, just like Jesus’ model of investing in a few key leaders. As we invest in emerging leaders, building their capacity as spiritual leaders, the Lord accelerates their call in mission. In this case, thousands of lives were changed because of your support. Thank you!

I see you as the hero of this story. Why? Because you partner with us in changing the few who change the many! Your prayers and support are what encourages and empowers leaders like Charya. You foster their growth and help catalyze their mission.

A2 bless pastors 77749524 800x200


Would you prayerfully consider a gift to help us meet a $250,000 challenge?

Would you prayerfully consider a gift right now of $75, $100, $150, or even $500 by December 31, 2018 to empower and equip more pastors like Pastor Charya, each resulting in perhaps thousands following Christ. And remember—your gift will be doubled up to a total of $250,000.

Thank you for partnering with Asian Access and God in seeing change like what we have seen in Cambodia. I’m grateful for you and I look forward to hearing from you on this match challenge as well.

joe sig blue
Joe Handley, President

Joe HandleyemailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

November2018 header 2 600x190  

You can help Asian Access expand into new countries...

Give now to help reach more leaders across Asia lock


If you have trouble viewing the online donation form, click the red button below.

Thank you for helping Asian Access reach more leaders across Asia!

Give Now!

...or send your check to Asian Access, PO Box 3307, Cerritos, CA 90703.


Joe Handley | My bio
handley joe 2021 headshot8834 lr 300x300pxJoe 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.

Give now to an A2 Project

give-now button-red

Find Joe on Facebook

Facebook Image

Twitter @jwhandley


PCL Logo

Collaborative, communal leadership
empowering multiple centers of influence and
a diverse array of leaders to meet today's challenges.

Visit Site

ECFA CharterMember

Missio Nexus

charity navigator logo square

AsianAccess 2018tag blackred

a3 logo notag tealgrad 512x512

Sign-Up for E-newsletters


Subscribe to our Blog Posts

Get new posts by email:

Don't Forget: Click link in email to verify your address and get new blog posts delivered right to your inbox!

Partner Sites

eastern voices logo 250x40

go2japan logo grey

PCL logo horiz halftone

Search this Site


They can buy adipex online and with the help of this medicine it will be possible to achieve their aim.When you feel worse and you can't have a good rest throughout the whole week you need to pay a visit to the doctor in order to get a receipt for ambien onlineWhen you are in seeking such treatment it is worth to highlight ultram onlinepriligy online will provide you with a chance to manage with this problem with minimal losses and will encourage you to return your sex life along with your self-reliance.clomid online will give you an opportunity to pass through this test without any damage and will enable you to recover sexual relationships as well as your self-assurance. The natural supplements are seen as being, on the whole and in many respects, safer than doxycycline online.When your doctor will recommend propecia online don't contemplate and just stick to his / her advice.We are looking at a situation right there on normal synthetic antibiotic works through directly cut down (kill} the harmful as well as, inevitably, some helpful bacteria. This is against a situation where standard natural amoxil online works of not only eliminate the bacteria, but additionally additionally improve the body's natural be able to fight such bacterial infections in the future.viagra online is regarded as a successful pill for the remedy of a premature ejaculation.