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19-Aug-2019 • Joe Handley

19-Aug-2019 • Joe Handley • blog: From the President

19-Aug-2019 • Joe Handley • blog: From the President

Next year an immense opportunity is knocking at our doors and you can play a part in it! Tokyo is hosting...

Next year an immense opportunity is knocking at our doors and you can play a part in it! Tokyo is hosting the 2020 Olympics and Asian Access in partnership with SIM is mobilizing teams to participate through...

Next year an immense opportunity is knocking at our doors and you can play a part in it! Tokyo is hosting the 2020 Olympics and Asian Access in partnership with SIM is mobilizing teams to participate through partnering with local churches in reaching...

China counting its Christians, ministries adapt

18-Aug-2019 •

18-Aug-2019 • • blog: Mission Network News

18-Aug-2019 • • blog: Mission Network News

China (MNN) – Rumors that China’s Central Government ordered its towns to monitor and count Christians...

China (MNN) – Rumors that China’s Central Government ordered its towns to monitor and count Christians appear to be true. More specifically, Asian Access’ Joe Handley says, “What we’re hearing is...

China (MNN) – Rumors that China’s Central Government ordered its towns to monitor and count Christians appear to be true. More specifically, Asian Access’ Joe Handley says, “What we’re hearing is they’re following up and wanting to get actual names...

Violence escalates as Hong Kong protests enter week 10

16-Aug-2019 •

16-Aug-2019 • • blog: Mission Network News

16-Aug-2019 • • blog: Mission Network News

Hong Kong (MNN) — As protests in Hong Kong hit the 10-week mark, some demonstrations have turned violent....

Hong Kong (MNN) — As protests in Hong Kong hit the 10-week mark, some demonstrations have turned violent. Protests at the airport caused the city to ground all flights yesterday. What started as a cry...

Hong Kong (MNN) — As protests in Hong Kong hit the 10-week mark, some demonstrations have turned violent. Protests at the airport caused the city to ground all flights yesterday. What started as a cry of concern for extradition legislation has turned...

Bended Knees -- Being here was a breakthrough for me!

31-Jul-2019 • Joe Handley

31-Jul-2019 • Joe Handley • blog: From the President

31-Jul-2019 • Joe Handley • blog: From the President

“Being in Myanmar was a breakthrough for me.” – Pastor Hikari Suzuki
A few weeks ago, Silk and I had...

“Being in Myanmar was a breakthrough for me.” – Pastor Hikari Suzuki
A few weeks ago, Silk and I had an exhausting and inspiring in Myanmar with the pioneering leaders of our Pan Asia Leader Development...

“Being in Myanmar was a breakthrough for me.” – Pastor Hikari Suzuki
A few weeks ago, Silk and I had an exhausting and inspiring in Myanmar with the pioneering leaders of our Pan Asia Leader Development (PALD) group. This is our first cohort of specially-chosen...

The Wind of God is Blowing (in Japan)

25-Jul-2019 • Joe Handley

25-Jul-2019 • Joe Handley • blog: From the President

25-Jul-2019 • Joe Handley • blog: From the President

For I will pour out water on the thirsty land And streams on the dry ground; I will pour out My Spirit...

For I will pour out water on the thirsty land And streams on the dry ground; I will pour out My Spirit on your offspring And My blessing on your descendants. – Isa 44:3
Vision Festa: an inspiring gathering...

For I will pour out water on the thirsty land And streams on the dry ground; I will pour out My Spirit on your offspring And My blessing on your descendants. – Isa 44:3
Vision Festa: an inspiring gathering of Japanese leaders
Ever since the Japan Evangelism...

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Japan (MNN) ― Last month, Asian Access offered an opportunity for volunteers to serve missionary kids in Japan. A team of 6 - 10 was needed to help shine the light of Christ in the dark country. A2 recently announced God's provision of a children's ministry team for this year's annual Asian Access /Japan Spring

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Stephen T. Hoke, Ph.D.

A few months ago, the national director of the A2 program in his Asian country asked me if I know how to send missionaries from a church.

I said, "Well, that’s something I’ve done for over a decade"  (almost 20 years, in fact).

He said, "We’re now looking to send missionaries from our church to other parts of our country but we don’t know how"...

Wakako and I with the Director of Alpha Japan, Nobu Nagai Last week we had Alpha-Japan staff here in Sapporo.  Wakako and I worked with them and local church leaders to hold training events and a pastors' luncheon.  I was encouraged by:

 

 2. Seeing one church now preparing to start its first course send more than a third of its members to the training event on Saturday.  

3.  A story Pastor Kita of Alpha Japan shared... 

 

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These missionaries could use your help in March.

Japan (MNN) ― Have you ever considered going on a short-term mission trip where you can have an impact on someone's life? If you haven't, I'm sure you've known someone who is looking for a great intercultural missions experience.

Asian Access, a mission agency dedicated to

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Japan (MNN) ― The landscape of mission mobilization has changed, and in realization of this, Asian Access launched a Web site geared towards those interested in doing mission work in Japan.

"For a while now, we've realized we need to provide an opportunity for potential missionaries interested in Japan to talk

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つぶ す/ tsubusu / = v., to crush

This Christmas season I’m so grateful for the new family the Lord has given to Silk and me. The Lord has blessed us with a new assignment - "Asian Access" and we totally love our new family! We love the people, the partners, and the generous friends of the ministry and we feel completely blessed to be a part of the movement that is occurring across Asia for Christ...

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Japan (MNN) ― About 80 Japanese pastors met for encouragement, training and fellowship this month at a forum hosted by Asian Access.

The gathered pastors were all graduates of the Asian Access pastor training program, 13 of whom have graduated within the past year. The seminar was filled with encouraging stories,

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Here's my latest videolog from my Japan trip where I attended the national pastors' gathering in Shizuoka.

Enjoy!

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Japan (MNN) ― Japan, the world's second-largest economy, has officially slipped into recession. Unable to fend off the effects of a worsening global slowdown, experts are looking for signs of a severe decline.

Economists say the worst is yet to come. The bad news they're talking about did not include September's

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Ellen Hale, Asian Access receptionist since 1983

Almost every time I walk into our Glendora office, I’m quickly greeted by this wonderful phrase. No matter how often I make it up there, Ellen Hale greets me in the sweetest possible way. It’s as if I’m the surprise of her life every time I show up and the sense of joy she embodies is immense ...

 

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A Brief Report from the Fall Conference for Asian Access Church Planters

 

Silk and I just returned from the Fall Conference and thoroughly enjoyed our time with our church multiplication teams! What a creative group we have who are sold out to the cause of Christ across Japan! We had so much fun together – it was ...

 

 

 

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Asian Access launches new website featuring a missionary forum on October 20, 2008

GLENDORA, CA (A2) - "For awhile now, we've realized we need to provide an opportunity for potential missionaries interested in Japan to talk with those currently serving on the field." says Peter Thomson, the Director of Japan Missionary Personnel. "So the idea for go2japan.org was born." Asian Access missionaries are excited about what they're doing, and go...

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New Asian Access CEO Joe Handley (left) takes the baton of leadership from predecessor Doug Birdsall (right).

Asia (MNN) ― On October 9 the baton of leadership for Asian Access was passed to new CEO, Joe Handley. Handley becomes the 4th president in the ministry's 40-year history.

Former Asian Access president Doug Birdsall stepped

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From the President blog by Joe Handley

A2 Community blog with posts from a variety of contributors around Asian Access

Stories about Asian Access published by Mission Network News, a mission news service dedicated to keeping Christians informed on evangelical mission activity around the world. In doing so we hope to educate and motivate Christians to prayer, participation, and support of missionary work to help further the Great Commission.

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"Escalator Prayer": This is a great prayer for Japan that you can pray, too! Be sure to expand it, so you can read the English subtitles.

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