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Kent and Yuko Muhling 2015Being with Kent and Yuko Muhling last week in Sendai inspired me. They are trying so many different ways to reach out to their neighbors, I was deeply impressed. You would be proud of them! One story in particular captured my imagination. They shared about a man who has been watching the Christian relief teams not far from Sendai City. He lived through the disaster and has seen the relief teams come and go. But, he was particularly inspired by the ongoing efforts of the local churches, missionaries, and believers from all over the world who keep coming and serving. As he thought about these people and what they were doing, he watched them very closely. He noticed that despite all the trials they suffered in serving, all the challenges they face on a daily basis and even the difficult circumstances through... 

huddled masses 1Lady Liberty shouts this amazing phrase from Emma Lazarus sonnet. It was a picture that came to it’s fullest light yesterday when I visited Takamori Church here on Kyushu island. How inspiring to hear of the missionary pastor Spoor who after planting 6 churches around Kumamoto before being called to serve at the Takamori Church. Visiting this church inspired me as there are so many wonderful stories to tell about it’s history and outreach. For now though, when the world is wrestling... 

tomoaki goto and joe 500pxRecently, I experienced a great deal of joy at Asian Access/Japan National Conference. Story after story was shared that inspired me! One pastor who just graduated from Asian Access/Japan, Tomoaki Goto, shared an incredible vision. He wants his church to be known as the Joyful Church. And Pastor Goto lives out the essence of the word “joy”. Just look at his face pictured here with me. That says it all! Before he shared, several ministry strategists spoke about the needs of the church in Japan...

A2 50th Anniversary Save the Date postcardFriends, this is an exciting year for Asian Access. We get to celebrate 50 years of ministry, and we want to invite you to something special. Yes, we would love for you to join us for our "Jubilee in Jakarta" this coming April. Please come! We would love to have you help celebrate 50 years of ministry with Asian Access. It's going to be an exciting, wonderful time.

Considering coming? The dates are April 26-28, 2017. For more details about attending our anniversary Jubilee in Jakarta, visit: http://www.asianaccess.org/a250...

2017 holds a lot of promise for us this next year. Asian Access is really thrilled with what’s in store, and I'm excited to just share with you a few of those ventures that are upcoming. First and foremost is our 50th anniversary—our Jubilee in Jakarta. I hope you'll join us for that. As a part of that celebration, we're showcasing a new series, and their first volume will come out in Jakarta called, "Eastern Voices". We’ll share more with you about that soon. We will be opening the country of the Philippines, and we're exploring several new countries. Many of them are unreached areas for the gospel; some of them are completely closed to the Gospel's advance...

elephant and rabbit“The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.” - Matthew 13:31-32 Pastor T from a restricted access and persecuted country recently shared in Japan a concept behind a key principle of Asian Access: Small is Big! He shared that he learned in bible school and seminary (bachelors degree to doctorate) to have a huge megachurch from schools in India, Korea and America. However, his world was turned upside down when he attended Asian Access leader development...

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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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