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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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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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Doug Birdsall and me“And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.”
|— 2 Timothy 2:2 (NIV)

This verse has captured my attention for many years as I see it for my life’s call... Raising up a new generation of leaders to influence the world for Christ...

 

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Wow, what a great installation dinner for Joe Handley this week. Allow me to share a few of my reflections. . .

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Everyone I've talked to has had rave reviews. We've heard it was the "best installation dinner" they have been to from Lake Avenue Church to Rolling Hills Church and everywhere in...

Last week I attended a gathering of North American pastors who were trying to discern the American Church’s Role in World Evangelism today. We listened to Global Leaders from the Majority World and responded through dialog and discussion. All of this was a part of preparing ourselves for the next Lausanne meeting in Cape Town 2010.

While in Cambodia...

I asked Dr. Perry Bowers why he would take a few weeks of his time to come to Cambodia to train only 12 pastors when he could be training thousands of pastors in other settings.

His answer? ...

mongolian horsemilk 1Have you ever had horse's milk? I have... Bruce Johnson and I had a wonderful trip to Asia recently and while in Mongolia our A2 leadership team took us on a fun little excursion about an hour or so outside of Ulaan Baatar. We entered a Gurt (Yurt for my Kazakh friends) and the hosts offered us a goblet of horse's milk as a special gift. So, each of us in turn, drank from the metal goblet. All I can say is "What an unusual taste!" ...

 

Here's a brief video clip of me with a good view of Ulaanbaatar, the capital city.

Please continue praying for the Church in Mongolia.

My previous post highlighted Pastor Ariunbold in Mongolia during my recent visit. I figured it would be great to let you hear directly from him.

Here he responds to my question, "What impact has Asian Access had on your life and ministry?"

Please pray for the Church in Mongolia to transform the nation through discipleship, one person at a time. This is the common goal of churches and pastors I've encountered here.

For Christ's Kingdom,

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Joe in Mongolia with Pastor Chinzorig, Pastor Ariunbold, of and Bruce JohnsonWhat a terrific time I’ve had in Mongolia! Pastor Ariunbold (pictured between Bruce Johnson and me) expanded his vision tremendously through Asian Access. Initially he simply thought about developing his own church but following the A2 experience, Ariunbold gained a greater vision for ...

 

My eyes have been glued to the Olympics the last week or so. The opening ceremony, Michael Phelps and Dara Torres—all have captured my imagination. The opening was a fresh reminder of what heaven will look like (Revelation 5:9): people from every tongue and tribe worshipping God in unity. What a glorious day that will be! The Olympics sort of foreshadow that for me. Before Revelation 5:9 though, we have some ...

 

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 It is so exciting to now be up and running as the president of Asian Access. My first few weeks have been inspiring as I’ve met many of our staff and partners in the US and Japan. I’m also looking forward to another upcoming trip at the end of August to Mongolia, Cambodia, Singapore and one additional country to continue meeting our team!

 

Networks that Multiply Churches

 

God is doing awesome things and it is such a joy to see what is happening.  A few weeks ago. . .

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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