From the President

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Leading Like JesusPhil Hodges serves as faculty in A2/India

Recently one of our reference council members and my good friend, Phil Hodges, co-founder of "Lead Like Jesus," led an alumni gathering for Asian Access/India. The pastors found the material to be particularly relevant to their situation and a great help as we seek to "develop as Christ-like leaders." Here is a brief note from Phil about his time with our team in India.

As you seek to Lead Like Jesus, I encourage you to connect with their team. They are an incredible group offering a tremendous resource in living your life well.

Dear Joe,

Thank you for providing me with the opportunity to share the Lead Like Jesus message at the Asian Access Pastor's Conference in Goa. It was a time of rich Christian fellowship and encouragement for all. We came away blessed by our time together and convinced that the message of God's unconditional love for them needs to be poured into the hearts of all who shepherd others in His name.  I conducted an informal survey among the attending pastors regarding what impact Asian Access has had on their lives and ministries. You will be gratified that their response was that the impact has been profound and personal, especially in the reordering of their personal priorities regarding ministry and family.

The most enduring part of our memories beside the very impressive traffic in Goa was the people we met and the stories of faith we heard.  I hope we have to opportunity to return again. Thank you again for providing us the opportunity to be a part of the Asian Access story.

Phil Hodges


During this Christmas season, please remember to pray that the overwhelming love of Christ would envelop these Church shepherds, impacting them and their ministry across Asia.

Leading Like Jesus

Joseph W. Handley, Jr.
President, Asian Access

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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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