“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights.”
— James 1:17
Merry Christmas Everyone!
The Christmas season each year highlights our heavenly Father's demonstrated love for us in sending his Son, the Light of the World. We are reminded that God initiates first and then invites us to respond to his love. And the incarnation of Immanuel—God with us—is the best and most perfect gift from above.
2021 has been another hard year, full of challenges for virtually everyone. We have been unable to encourage members of our A2 community in person, and like many of you, we have lost dear friends. Our helplessness is quite evident.
But in the midst of these challenges, God has shown up.
A few days ago, Mission Network News interviewed me about sliver linings we see. In their writeup, God moves mightily in Asia despite pandemic horrors, I shared:
“We have seen remarkable results for the Gospel, despite the horrific conditions across India, Bangladesh, Indonesia; the list goes on. We have seen movements of God that are quite profound. It’s just astounding to see what God’s doing.”
God continues to initiate his love for us. And it's an honor to watch His love being poured out. It's a privilege to be a small partner with Him in His work.
As we celebrate the good and perfect gift of Christ this Christmas, Silk and I also celebrate the gift that you are to us and are grateful for your support of Asian Access! We appreciate your partnership.
From all of us at Asian Access, Merry Christmas!
Joe & Silk Handley