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2019: What ‘exciting’ really means.

15-Jan-2019 •

15-Jan-2019 • • blog: Mission Network News

15-Jan-2019 • • blog: Mission Network News

International (A2/MNN) – Asian Access (A2) is a ministry that is usually ahead of the ‘trend’ curves...

International (A2/MNN) – Asian Access (A2) is a ministry that is usually ahead of the ‘trend’ curves in the world of missions. A few years back, they announced big goals as part of their Vision2020.

Equipping...

International (A2/MNN) – Asian Access (A2) is a ministry that is usually ahead of the ‘trend’ curves in the world of missions. A few years back, they announced big goals as part of their Vision2020.

Equipping Leaders in 20 Countries across Asia
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Marching Toward 2020

10-Jan-2019 • Joe Handley

10-Jan-2019 • Joe Handley • blog: From the President

10-Jan-2019 • Joe Handley • blog: From the President

Years ago, Asian Access set some Holy Audacious Goals for the year 2020 and now we find ourselves on...

Years ago, Asian Access set some Holy Audacious Goals for the year 2020 and now we find ourselves on the precipice of that important year. We have both 2019 and 2020 to reach these monumental stretch...

Years ago, Asian Access set some Holy Audacious Goals for the year 2020 and now we find ourselves on the precipice of that important year. We have both 2019 and 2020 to reach these monumental stretch goals and look forward to celebrations in the Spring...

Looking Ahead to 2019: What's on the horizon for the A2 movement?

01-Jan-2019 • Joe Handley

01-Jan-2019 • Joe Handley • blog: From the President

01-Jan-2019 • Joe Handley • blog: From the President

Happy New Year from Asian Access!
Hear from President Joe Handley as we look ahead to 2019 seeing how...

Happy New Year from Asian Access!
Hear from President Joe Handley as we look ahead to 2019 seeing how the Lord might be directing our movement. Building on breakthroughs in 2018, the horizon looks bright...{addthis...

Happy New Year from Asian Access!
Hear from President Joe Handley as we look ahead to 2019 seeing how the Lord might be directing our movement. Building on breakthroughs in 2018, the horizon looks bright...{addthis off}
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Joe's 2018 Year-End Wrap

31-Dec-2018 • Joe Handley

31-Dec-2018 • Joe Handley • blog: From the President

31-Dec-2018 • Joe Handley • blog: From the President

Hi friends! What an exciting year it's been with Asian Access this past year as we've seen a number of...

Hi friends! What an exciting year it's been with Asian Access this past year as we've seen a number of breakthroughs in the ministry. God has grown our ministry on a number of fronts. First off, new country...

Hi friends! What an exciting year it's been with Asian Access this past year as we've seen a number of breakthroughs in the ministry. God has grown our ministry on a number of fronts. First off, new country development… We expanded into two brand-new...

2018 Highlights: Stories Celebrating God's Work

30-Dec-2018 • Jeff Johnston

30-Dec-2018 • Jeff Johnston • blog: A2 Community Blog

30-Dec-2018 • Jeff Johnston • blog: A2 Community Blog

Celebrating God's Work in 2018
2018 has been a tremendous year of seeing God bring breakthroughs in...

Celebrating God's Work in 2018
2018 has been a tremendous year of seeing God bring breakthroughs in ministry. These stories help us remember His faithfulness through the last year as He continues extending...

Celebrating God's Work in 2018
2018 has been a tremendous year of seeing God bring breakthroughs in ministry. These stories help us remember His faithfulness through the last year as He continues extending His kingdom. Thank you for your partnership...

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I have great news to share on two fronts! First, we are so pleased to report that we have reached our recent match grant goal by raising $177,353. Because of friends like you, the $167,000 match is not only met—it was exceeded by $10,353! Combined with the match that means an additional $344,353 is now available to launch new A2 programs in more Asian countries. We are now capable to do much more...

Bono Grace over KarmaI was in flight to one of our countries hoping to get some sleep as the day had been long and I was on my second of three flights to get to one of our sessions. The fellow sitting next to me leaned over and spent the entire flight talking to me. He began by networking wanting connections for a business deal but the more we talked, the more he explored what was happening in his country and revealing his own perspectives. I listened and eventually tried to plant some seeds for Jesus. Only Christ will know if the conversation turned fruitful...

Dee Silk Joe coffeeThis past Sunday Silk and I had the privilege of spending a meal and afternoon with Dee Wirz. Dee is completely 43 years of ministry in Japan with us next month and we wanted some special time with just the few of us. What a joy it was being with her. It came following our annual staff retreat where many staff honored Dee and a letter was read from our founder, Ken with his wife Jan, as well as a skype from my predecessor Doug and his wife Jeanie. The impact Dee has made for the kingdom in Japan (and China)...

U30 2018 candid1Asian Access/Japan Developing Emerging Leaders

A value we stress in the Asian Access leader development program is finishing well. For leaders to be effective throughout their personal and ministry lives, and to successfully fend off the burnout that cripples so many Kingdom leaders, setting a course intended to help leaders stay the course all the way to the finish is vital. So what better way to do this than to help younger leaders to start well? That is the vision behind the launch of U30, an Asian Access Japan learning community adapted to meet the needs of younger leaders. The inaugural U30 cohort has just held its first session, May 28 – 30, 2018, at Hongoudai Christ Church in Yokohama...

 Treatment of Christians has taken a turn for the worse

Nepal UnsplashNepal (MNN) — For the past several years, the Gospel has moved more in Nepal than almost any country in the world. Christians were showing the nation that the Gospel was more than just a political agenda. But Joe Handley of Asian Access says that recently, things have taken a turn for the worse. Thanks to the Church’s work with orphan care through orphanages and human trafficking through rescue centers and job-training facilities, Nepal...

fish out of the water free 500pxTen years ago, Pastor Paul started a church, and for the past three of those ten, he’s been part of Asian Access in a South Asian country. He’s now planted eight churches from that first church plant but he learned something profound the last few years that will impact his ministry for years to come. As Pastor Paul was sharing his strategy paper, he said: “A relationship without God is like a fish out of water.” Paul was referring to serving as...

Christians are coming together in support of one another

nepal, church, cementary, pixabayNepal (MNN) – There have been significant changes in Nepal’s recent history which have introduced uncertainty for the nation’s future. In 2015, the nation declared itself a secular state through a new constitution. It seemed that religious freedom was growing in Nepal. However, earlier this year Nepal also adopted a new law, criminalizing religious conversion. The law is about to go into effect in August. And another big change just took place last...

A2.business session with Promod HaqueA few weeks ago, renown venture capitalist Promod Haque shared with one of our A2 cohorts for marketplace leaders. What a profound week we had learning together! Promod prompted some significant dialog and conversation as he shared his own life story and how he integrates the Bible and Christian worldview into his life, business, and philanthropy. My colleague Elliott Snuggs who has been spearheading our work with A2.biz as we call it shared the following...

A2 Summit 2018 doug and mengDoug Birdsall, former president of Asian Access and member of the A2 Board of Directors, also serves on the A2 Vision Council—a group of men and women who help to discern God’s “big picture” vision for the movement. Recently, the Vision Council meeting was scheduled back-to-back with our annual Summit, when Asian Access gathers its national leaders together for spiritual refreshment, vision-casting, and strategic planning. Doug arrived early enough to attend the Summit—and got a very encouraging surprise...

00315 00520Multitudes, multitudes, in the valley of decision! For the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision. (— Joel 3:14) On Sunday afternoon, our family went to Harajuku here in Tokyo because I had found a great little Mexican food place. For those of you who live in Japan, you know that finding great Mexican food is no easy task. And, being from California, one of the things we crave most, is great Mexican food. It was the week of Silk’s birthday and the day after Cinco de Mayo, so why not go Mexican for lunch after church! As we were walking down the streets, I was overwhelmed by all the people. You can see the pictures here but they don't even do the situation justice. It was wall-to-wall people!

Anti-conversion laws create pressure on Christian ministries in India

India (MNN) – What if sharing the Gospel could land you in jail? This is the reality many Indian Christians face now that another state has enacted an anti-conversion law. Why Anti-Conversion Laws? Indian anti-conversion laws are put in place through local state governments. These laws have been part of public discourse since the colonial period, when they were seen as a way to protect national and religious identity in the face of British imperialism. Over the years, these laws continued to serve different purposes, but now they are coming back into popularity.

epic fail 885x400Have you ever failed at something? I have. Many times! I believe a key part of life and leadership is navigating, walking through and bouncing back from failure. I’ll never forget not making sports teams as a young person and how I responded to those situations. Those were great learning experiences for me. Later, in other school situations, I didn’t do as well as I had hoped and people told me: “Maybe you should consider a different career.” OUCH! That one hurt. Later still I was being encouraged to try other posts in life and several times I was told “No”. Again, big learning experiences for...

ec crossing the uncrossableWhen the Titanic went down, Major Arthur Peuchen was one of those who survived. Why? He was able to discern between the essential and non-essential. As the great ship was going down, he was faced with a crucial last-minute choice. On the one hand, he could choose the jewels or monies left on the ship for the taking. Or he could choose three oranges instead. He grabbed the fruit. Why? Because oranges could provide sustenance for him and others floating at sea, waiting for rescuers to come... 

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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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