A2 launches a strategic partnership with SIM USA to bolster the work in Japan
The last few years, many of you know, that Asian Access has been exploring a strategic partnership to strengthen our ministry base, leverage our resources and catalyze a fresh move of God in Japan. If you are new to our journey, you can learn more from the partnership posts listed here.
After nearly three years of intensive review, we are excited to announce the formation of a strategic sending partnership with the U.S. division of the international mission SIM. SIM brings the stability of operational support that we needed and the mobilization horsepower to help us fulfill our vision and mission for Japan. In addition, SIM is so kingdom-minded and humble, that they see tremendous value in letting Asian Access run the mission on the field.
Thus, this strategic partnership is not a merger or simply a sharing of back office functions, but it is truly a new way of doing mission together—each bringing their strengths and committing to a common Kingdom vision.
This bolstering is all the more important given the triple-disaster that hit Japan on March 11, 2011. This is a 'kairos' or God-moment for Japan that requires our best efforts to influence the country for the beauty of Christ and His Kingdom. We are thrilled to be working with such a strong mission like SIM and are eager to see the Lord work through our strategic partnership to fulfill his mandate for the people of Japan.
FAQs - frequently asked questions on our strategic partnership
Press Release- Asian Access' public statement
Pray for us as we venture together on this new journey! More importantly pray for Japan and the Japanese people who are looking for hope during such a challenging year. There may be no greater hour for the whole Gospel in Japan than this very hour!
Will you travel with us on this journey? How can you join us?
Joe Handley, President
p.s. - Together we are utilizing the website www.go2japan.org to engage people who are interested in serving as missionaries in Japan. We are beginning to adjust the site to reflect this exciting partnership. Please tell others about this website.