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Followers Create Leaders!

19-Jun-2019 • Joe Handley

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

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

Asian Access is honored to have one of our very own, Takeshi Takazawa, contribute to a significant new...

Asian Access is honored to have one of our very own, Takeshi Takazawa, contribute to a significant new work about leadership called Missing Voices: Learning to Lead Beyond Our Horizons. I received...

Asian Access is honored to have one of our very own, Takeshi Takazawa, contribute to a significant new work about leadership called Missing Voices: Learning to Lead Beyond Our Horizons. I received a pre-released copy of the first chapter where Takeshi...

The Fruit of Changing the Few

17-Jun-2019 • Joe Handley

17-Jun-2019 • Joe Handley • blog: From the President

17-Jun-2019 • Joe Handley • blog: From the President

Recently Pastor P from SE Asia shared this with me: Wow!!! It is another God's breakthrough because of...

Recently Pastor P from SE Asia shared this with me: Wow!!! It is another God's breakthrough because of your unwavering support in prayers. Let us celebrate for the mighty acts of God through our partnership!...

Recently Pastor P from SE Asia shared this with me: Wow!!! It is another God's breakthrough because of your unwavering support in prayers. Let us celebrate for the mighty acts of God through our partnership! God's wonderful saving grace has been falling...

Joyful: Even when Persecuted?

12-Jun-2019 • Joe Handley

12-Jun-2019 • Joe Handley • blog: From the President

12-Jun-2019 • Joe Handley • blog: From the President

Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for...

Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. – 1 Thess. 5:16-18  “Even if they jail us, we will preach…...

Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. – 1 Thess. 5:16-18  “Even if they jail us, we will preach… Even though it’s illegal, who can stop the mouth...

Reiwa - A New Era for Japan

05-Jun-2019 • Joe Handley

05-Jun-2019 • Joe Handley • blog: From the President

05-Jun-2019 • Joe Handley • blog: From the President

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up;...

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. — Isaiah...

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. — Isaiah 43:18-19
As I have traveled across Japan recently,...

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I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. – Galatians 2:20 — Pastor Edmund Chan began his second message sharing with our Global Leaders sharing this verse suggesting the Church is losing ground in much of the world today.  Why? He quoted Pastor Joseph Tson who told Adrian Rogers, “The American Church has substituted commitment for surrender!” As Galatians states, we must be crucified. That means our entire...

 Younger leaders are being equipped for the changing Church

A2 PALD 1.1 Apr25 2018 24 jjPan Asia (MNN) — Asian Access is expanding its leadership training program with plans to the launch its fresh “Pan Asia Leader Development Program”. The new program helps develop younger leaders in a context that will help them best serve their churches and countries. “Pan Asia is unique in that the cohort will be formed by participants from different countries, representing different countries and cultures. For an example, we will have two participants from Japan and [two participants from] other Asian countries, and we create one cohort,” Asian Access’ Thilini De Visser shares...

 Asian Access Launches New “Pan Asia Leader Development” Program in April 2018

A2 PALD 1.1 Apr23 2018 14 jjPan Asia (A2) — Asian Access is trying to innovate again. This new pilot program builds upon the A2 Leader Development model in that it creates a learning community of a just few key leaders. It provides a transformative, two-year process, just as our core program does. It's an R&D effort based upon our proven model, but with some significant differences...

Edmund Chan's Message #1

Edmund Chan speaking at A2 Global Leaders' Summit 2018"The most important reality we live in is the unseen world. Ultimate reality is the Kingdom of God." – Pastor Edmund Chan

Pastor Edmund Chan encouraged our global leadership community through several profound teachings on discipleship in Malaysia recently. And, he walked with us through meals, discussions, and even an outing to the city. What a beautiful example for us as we seek to live lives more rooted in Christ. His first teaching focused on Entering the Sanctuary from the words of Asaph in Psalm 73...

Joe and PaulWe met at 4 A.M. for our shuttle to the airport… Little did we know what God had in store for us that day. I traveled with Dr. Paul Ariga from our A2 Vision Council from Malaysia back to Japan following our Global Leaders' Summit and Vision Council meetings. Our shuttle was a Tamil Taxi driver who grew up in Kuala Lumpur. I noticed he had several Manchester United buttons hanging from his rear view mirror so began a delightful conversation. He told me all about his favorite sport and team and was surprised to hear that I knew a World Cup teammate of the renown soccer star Maradona...

What Does This Mean?

At Asian Access, we say that we change the few who change the many. But what does this mean? It means we intentionally focus on a small number of proven leaders with potential providing a transformation process that then releases them to change the many throughout Asia. First, our model calls for a learning community of 12-15 leaders...

Daniel FongLast December, Asian Access faculty member Daniel Fong (founder and teacher of Million Dollar Baby) taught for our opening session in India. He co-taught with pastor Skye Jethani over a weekend focusing on what we call the most crucial thing in mission: A Love Relationship with God. See our link on our core value: ALL IN with God. During that weekend, Daniel made a profound statement affirming this value: Life on earth is an epic battle between a focus on God or on us.”  

Dr. Yukikazu OtomoPastor Yukikazu Otomo recently shared a book that we published in Japan. I hope that we can someday produce this for the English speaking world but for now, I want to share with you one of the ideas he presents. He talked about the history of the church in Japan and how the conservative and liberal streams of the church focused on different elements of the Gospel. The conservative church focused on evangelism while the more liberal leaning churches focused on social...

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Recently I met a mangled, old-looking pastor in one of the small Asian Access training cohorts in Cambodia. Charya’s bones were crooked, he was missing an eye, he could barely walk. But before I get to his story in the next paragraph, I want to share some good news—the largest match challenge in Asian Access’ history is still not over. So your gift or pledge at this time can still be doubled!  Now, back to Charya… Charya (not his real name for security reasons) was convicted during the session as they talked about the apostle Paul being chief among sinners. He later confessed to the director, “I’m worse than that man.” You see, Charya was a commander...

A2 50th group public webNext week, Asian Access is hosting our Global Leaders' Summit in SE Asia. While we are gathering, we are aware of the important spiritual battles we face. So, with that in mind, we ask you to be praying for us. Will you join us in prayer? To help you know how to pray, these words of wisdom about strongholds are from Adrian De Visser...

Joe and Silk with friendsLast week I had the privilege of visiting Pastor Youngsan Cho, a Korean missionary serving with Asian Access partner church Hongodai from Yokohama appointed to Ishinomaki. He’s the pastor I’ve been sharing about leading the Ochako “Tea” House in Ishinomaki. We’ve posted a few stories about him. This visit was quite profound for me. Cho sensei, as we call him, was his normal ebullient self. He’s the most optimistic joyful Korean missionary I’ve ever met. I love being around him!

Church leaders are asking for assistance

cover photo (Header photo by Sander Wehkamp on Unsplash)Indonesia (MNN) – A major component for a healthy church is strong leadership. However, there are so many places around the world where church leaders lack access to leadership tools and training. That’s why Asian Access exists—to equip Christian leaders and to bring leaders together within a country so they can live as the Body of Christ. Noel Becchetti of Asian Access (A2) says it’s looking like an exciting new venture is ahead for Asian Access. Church leaders from Indonesia have invited A2 in to see if a leadership development program can be implemented there. They’ve held conversations for about a year now, and Becchetti and some colleagues recently visited some church leaders to assess the next steps...

Joe and Silk Handley wish everyone a Happy Easter from Shinjuku Park during cherry blossom season.

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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