It was about 7 years ago this month that I put my name in the hat as a candidate for president of Asian Access. Luis Bush from Transform World encouraged me to apply a few months prior and after doing quite a bit of research, I told the Asian Access board at my interview, "Asian Access is one of the best kept secrets in mission today."
Why? As the mission leader at one of America's top 100 mission churches in America, I had no idea about their strategic focus. It was in the process of exploring about this mission that I learned of the catalytic investment Asian Access was making in some of the most influential emerging young leaders across the continent of Asia. This investment has in many ways contributed to some amazing goals and outcomes:
- Helping draft the first constitution ever written in a former Hindu kingdom and communist country
- Seeing the percentage of believers go from under 0.5% to well over 6% today
- Goals to plant 75,000 churches by the year 2020
- Another goal to see 10% of the country following Christ
Leaders consistently share how their relationship with Christ has been transformed and that transformation has led to the remarkable results they are now seeing in ministry. Spouses are thanking us for changing their husbands and wives in dramatic fashion.
Soon I'll hit the half century mark in life (Yes, I actually am turning 50 in March) and to be part of a movement that is actually moving the needle in game changing ways is phenomenal. I'm so glad that Luis shared with me the opportunity to serve with Asian Access. To invest my life in amazing leaders who are making a significant kingdom dent as they walk deeply with Christ is the thrill of a lifetime.
Thank you for partnering with us in this venture... And, join me on this amazing journey! You can pray, you can get involved, and you can go. You too could move the needle. It all starts with a deep walk with Jesus—it's totally from the inside out!
Would you like to join me?
- Contact us at http://www.asianaccess.org/about2/contact-us
- Facebook: http://facebook.com/AsianAccess
- Twitter: @jwhandley or @AsianAccess