From the President

AsianAccess logo 2018tag white shadow

A2 in this together 1024x690 GI 1093166844

Dear Friends,

One of the hallmarks of Asian Access is our belief in community. In fact, one of our three core values is “We LIVE Community!” In light of this, several of our countries are saddened that they cannot be meeting at this time due to the coronavirus impact. Despite their loss of meetings, they have expressed more concern for the people in their communities and for you than for their ability to meet.

Herman Moldez, our director in the Philippines said,

“Please pray for us as Metro Manila is now on lockdown… Pray for us as we seek to bring help to our communities.”

So, I want you to know, from all of us, that we are in this together.

I can only imagine how this pandemic may have impacted you. Whether it be quarantines, catching a cold, testing for the coronavirus, or the historic drop in the stock markets, I want you to know that we are praying for you, and we are with you! Just this week, Silk and I hosted a special prayer time on Facebook Live for the US National Day of Prayer (and over 1200 of you have either participated or later watched the video so far). We plan to keep holding these prayer gatherings as often as possible in the midst of this crisis. Even in the midst of social distancing, we must remain in community.

I’m sure you have plenty of places providing links for how to be wise for your health and your neighbors during these times. I simply wanted to reach out and let you know that we are here with you. If you need someone to talk to while quarantined, let me know and we’ll find a way to make a call from halfway around the world.

Do pray for us... and we'll pray for you

  • Our cohorts would like to start meeting together as soon as possible and they are right now reaching out to meet the tangible needs of their neighbors.
  • And, as you can imagine, the financial situation the world is in has hit us pretty hard. Pray for our funding to enable these cohorts to keep meeting, encourage one another, and LIVE Community so that they can better reach out to those shuttered in or wandering on the streets not knowing what to do.
  • Also, we are working on building a digital platform that will help us keep the momentum going. How do we deliver training and promote community when leaders cannot meet face-to-face because of coronavirus or persecution? Would you join us in praying for our creative response to this situation and that positions us for future challenges?

Pray that we can be the hands and feet of Jesus in the midst of this global pandemic. And, please do let us know how to pray for you!

With Christ,

joe sig blue
Joe Handley, President

P.S. - Keep up with Silk and me on social media to attend our next Facebook Live prayer time. We’d love to have you join us!

  • Sunday, March 22 @ 7pm EST / 4pm PST
  • Monday, March 23 @ 8am JST

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


More Information


Missio Nexus


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.

Give now to an A2 Project

give-now button-red

Find Joe on Facebook

Facebook Image

Twitter @jwhandley

Polycentric Leadership

Coronavirus Concerns

Stories of dealing with COVID-19

GuideStar Rating

PCL Logo cross

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

Read More

AsianAccess 2018tag blackred

Sign-Up for E-newsletters


Subscribe to our Blog Posts

Get our blog posts delivered right to your email inbox!

Enter your email address & click "Subscribe".


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

Partner Sites

a2 dot business NOtag white 850x120

eastern voices logo 250x40

go2japan logo grey

Our Partners

ECFA  SIM logo grey dropshadow


Asian Access

changing the few who change the many

PO Box 3307  Cerritos, California 90703 USA

email:  info @
phone:  (626) 914-8990

give-now button-red

Search this Site