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David SM Maggiore 276x500pxAnd David shepherded them with integrity of heart; with skillful hands he led them. – Psalm 78:72

This key verse captures the essence of what we teach and seek to live out at Asian Access: that we would develop shepherds in pastoral ministry and in business who lead wisely. The passage struck me this week as I looked at several episodes of erratic leadership in the...

Pastor Alex and familyTransformation on so, so many levels

It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to Pastor Anthony Alexander, his wife Dr. Chandni and their beautiful family. Pastor Alex as everyone calls him is a graduate of Asian Access/India and does he have a story! You see Pastor Alex and his wife come from different castes. He was raised Catholic and she was raised Hindu. It’s amazing that they ever...

Joe and friendNot long ago, I was with Pastor Qua (not his real name) who serves on the working team for Asian Access in his country, a country that we also do not mention for security reasons. We were having an alumni gathering that day because they wanted to maximize the opportunity to visit with the president of Asian Access. I don’t believe I’m all that...

tree with roots“He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.” – Jer. 17:8

I was like a tree without roots and on the verge of burning out. Life and ministry felt like a desert until Pastor Richard Brohier shared with us about having deep roots. I thank God for...

Joe with friendWhen I joined Asian Access just over 9 years ago, one of the motivating factors was their focus and success in reaching the unreached people groups of the world. That’s why I so enjoyed spending time with a colleague in one of our sessions recently in a country that must remain unnamed due to security concerns. My colleague wrote this follow up report that so encouraged me. I trust it’ll encourage you as well:

“One of the most exciting things for me about the pastors in these two classes is the dedication that they show toward...

Dee Wirz's postNot long after our 50th Anniversary Gathering in Jakarta, Jubilee in Jakarta, I received this note from my colleague Dee Wirz:

While the history of what has become Asian Access mission began exclusively in Japan 50 years ago, our outreach has now expanded to eleven countries in Asia. During the A2 Jubilee celebration held in Jakarta recently, I had my first opportunity to get to know many of our extended mission family pictured above. After the presentation of a twelve-minute...

 

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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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