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Taal volcano poses ongoing threat; believers offer help, hope

15-Jan-2020 •

15-Jan-2020 • • blog: Mission Network News

15-Jan-2020 • • blog: Mission Network News

Philippines (MNN) — Tremblors continue to rock the Philippines today following Sunday’s volcanic eruption...

Philippines (MNN) — Tremblors continue to rock the Philippines today following Sunday’s volcanic eruption south of Manila. According to government officials, 423 volcanic earthquakes were recorded...

Philippines (MNN) — Tremblors continue to rock the Philippines today following Sunday’s volcanic eruption south of Manila. According to government officials, 423 volcanic earthquakes were recorded in the Taal region as of 10 pm local time last night. See...

Indian Christians say "enough" to violence against women

14-Jan-2020 •

14-Jan-2020 • • blog: Mission Network News

14-Jan-2020 • • blog: Mission Network News

India (MNN) — The Indian government is taking steps to punish violence against women. Most recently,...

India (MNN) — The Indian government is taking steps to punish violence against women. Most recently, four men were sentenced to death for the brutal gang rape of a 23-year-old female student in New Delhi...

India (MNN) — The Indian government is taking steps to punish violence against women. Most recently, four men were sentenced to death for the brutal gang rape of a 23-year-old female student in New Delhi in 2012. However, not much has changed at...

Apples in Aomori: A Key to Fruitful Ministry

13-Jan-2020 • Robert & Roberta Adair

13-Jan-2020 • Robert & Roberta Adair • blog: A2 Community Blog

13-Jan-2020 • Robert & Roberta Adair • blog: A2 Community Blog

Honshu is the largest of the four main islands of Japan. Aomori is the name of the prefecture at the...

Honshu is the largest of the four main islands of Japan. Aomori is the name of the prefecture at the northern end of Honshu. It is a rural prefecture with a declining population, and its economy relies...

Honshu is the largest of the four main islands of Japan. Aomori is the name of the prefecture at the northern end of Honshu. It is a rural prefecture with a declining population, and its economy relies on farming, forestry, and fishing. In early November,...

Preparing for a 2020 Summer Team in Japan

10-Jan-2020 • Emi Miller

10-Jan-2020 • Emi Miller • blog: A2 Community Blog

10-Jan-2020 • Emi Miller • blog: A2 Community Blog

Japan 2020 | Preparing for this Opportunity from SIM USA on Vimeo.
Watch this short video to see...

Japan 2020 | Preparing for this Opportunity from SIM USA on Vimeo.
Watch this short video to see how you can begin preparing.
WILL YOU JOIN US?
Are you passionate about partnering with the local...

Japan 2020 | Preparing for this Opportunity from SIM USA on Vimeo.
Watch this short video to see how you can begin preparing.
WILL YOU JOIN US?
Are you passionate about partnering with the local Church to reach communities where Jesus is least...

Who is a Good Fit for this Opportunity?

10-Jan-2020 • Mary Jo Wilson

10-Jan-2020 • Mary Jo Wilson • blog: A2 Community Blog

10-Jan-2020 • Mary Jo Wilson • blog: A2 Community Blog

Japan 2020 | Who is a Good Fit for this Opportunity from SIM USA on Vimeo.
Do you have a heart for...

Japan 2020 | Who is a Good Fit for this Opportunity from SIM USA on Vimeo.
Do you have a heart for those who don’t know Jesus? Do you have a growing interest to explore how God can use you as part...

Japan 2020 | Who is a Good Fit for this Opportunity from SIM USA on Vimeo.
Do you have a heart for those who don’t know Jesus? Do you have a growing interest to explore how God can use you as part of His global mission? This is a great opportunity...

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A2 teamworkLearning to work together for Kingdom advance

We invited Asian Access board member and visionSynergy CEO, Kärin Primuth to attend our A2 national directors' gathering to share devotions for the week on unity in the Body of Christ. Afterward, we sat down with Kärin to get some impressions of her time with leaders from 16 A2 countries. Here is another impression that Kärin shared. In every corner of the world, God's people, ...

00369 00643aUntil I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching.
– 1 Timothy 4:13

A wonderful new resource has been released here in Japan, one which I believe will make a lasting impact. One of our partners, the Grace and Mercy Foundation just finished the Public Reading of Scripture Drama Bible App for Japan. It complements the same resources now offered in English and Korean. Hopefully someday other languages as well...

 

unity-diversityBody of Christ designed to collaborate for Kingdom advance

We invited Asian Access board member and visionSynergy CEO, Kärin Primuth to attend our A2 national directors' gathering to share devotions for the week on unity in the Body of Christ. Afterward, we sat down with Kärin to get some impressions of her time with leaders from 16 A2 countries. Here is another impression that Kärin shared...

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We invited Asian Access board member Kärin Primuth to attend our A2 national directors' gathering to share devotions for the week. Afterward, we sat down with Kärin to get some impressions of her time with leaders from 16 A2 countries. Here is another impression that Kärin shared...

“Is this a tragedy?” John Piper asked an audience of 50,000 young people when he spoke of two 80-year-old ladies, Ruby a nurse and Laura a retired doctor, who were killed instantly when their car went over a cliff in the Cameroons, where they were serving as missionaries. I continued to watch the video of John Piper where he said, “What happened to these two ladies was no tragedy. But this is a tragedy.” And then he told the story from a Readers’ Digest article about a couple aged 59 and 61, who took early retirement to live in a coastal development in Florida, USA to spend their time cruising on their trawler, playing softball and collecting seashells. And John Piper challenged his...

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We invited Asian Access board member Kärin Primuth to attend our A2 national directors' gathering to share devotions for the week. Afterward, we sat down with Kärin to get some impressions of her time with leaders from 16 A2 countries. This is one impression that she shared with us. Kärin observed Asian Access' value of authentic community lived out among the national directors' gathering. Despite the diversity in experience and theology, there was a sense of community, respect and shared learning...

joel staveley Uo87K3AkF 4 unsplash croppsedWhen 12 spies were sent by Moses to explore Canaan, 10 of them returned with a discouraging report. They saw a land with powerful people and large fortified cities, and strongly discouraged the people from entering the land. Caleb and Joshua saw the same land differently and strongly encouraged the people to go up and take possession of the landTwelve people had sight but only two had insight. INSIGHT is a critical quality that characterises great leaders and the decisions they make. It separates leaders from followers and great leaders from ordinary leaders and can be defined as perspective, intuition, vision and discernment. However, insight can be compromised by logic, precedence, fear, legalism and traditions. Jesus was a person of insight and often saw things that others did not see. The religious leaders of His day sent...

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. – John 15:13

It was inspiring and convicting to spend a few days with our collaboration to partner in reaching Japan for Christ. As we worshipped together, these lyrics caught my attention...

Japan (MNN) — Just weeks after the super Typhoon Hagibis, another storm raced in over the weekend: Typhoon Bualoi. Robert Adair of Asian Access says the area is still in recovery mode. For those who experienced the triple disaster in 2011, the typhoons have dredged up familiar fears. Adair says that visually, the aftermath looks the same. The remnants of the storms show the water’s pathways, and people’s belongings are scattered in the open...

 

00367_00638.jpgMonday afternoon we were running an All-Ability Festival at the front of Hongodai station. It had been raining in the morning so Samuel, the coordinator, cancelled it. As soon as he did that, it stopped raining. So he told me that we have now cancelled the cancellation… so we were on again. A brave decision as one weather forecast had an 80% chance of rain. God was kind and there was no rain. We set up with a team of over 60 people. During the festival, we played blind football, sit-down volleyball, ran a sensory zone, and also danced and sang to a song written by a blind lady at our church. It was a truly amazing time and we all were blown away by what happened and the impact of Festivals. This is our first festival as a pre-run to many All-Ability Festivals that we want to run during the Paralympics...

Last month while attending a session in Cambodia, we spent some time with Asian Access alumnus BN (pictured here). Pastor BN has a remarkable story. He had a brutal past, participating in some of the ugliest history his country has ever seen. He was personally responsible for horrible atrocities many times over. After the Khmer Rouge was pushed to the sidelines in Cambodia, following the Killing Fields, he went into hiding. Along the way, his wife met Jesus and he was astounded that she loved Jesus so much that she would often disobey him just to attend church. He even beat her many times admonishing her not to go to church. But, she kept going...

00366_00635.jpgGreetings to Asian Access on behalf of our sports ministry partnership! I enjoy sharing good news…I enjoy sharing good news: Festival in Shizuoka... We had a memorable time there yesterday running a Festival with them. We had trained them earlier in the year and they wanted one more time with us. It had been raining and so they hired a gymnasium and it worked well. After 5 weeks of incredible service, it was Timo- the former All Black’s last outreach event. He did great - signing autographs, sharing his testimony at the end and handing out Bibles. The combined youth group sang their song and everyone danced along. Many people from the community were there. The Churches were excited by the response of the community. There were 10 Churches represented – all part of Shizuoka International Sports Partnership – SISP. The Churches were thankful for all the overseas teams and each seemed to have encouraging stories of their mission teams visit...

allison lonA real man of God has just arrived in heaven.

There is a lot you could say about Lon Allison. First and foremost, a follower of Jesus. Close after, a loving husband, walking through life hand-in-hand with his spouse Marie. Close after that, a caring father to Tara, Courtney, and Eric. And close after that, a loyal and supportive friend to literally hundreds of people, from all walks of life, all over the world. Then there was his life of ministry. Pastor, evangelist, musician, speaker, denominational leader, writer, national leader, global mover and shaker. He enjoyed a succession of ministry seasons, all fruitful—from high school pastor at Hillside Covenant Church in Walnut Creek, California…to co-founder and pastor of Hope Center Covenant Church in Pleasant Hill, California…to Director of Church Growth and Evangelism for the Evangelical Covenant Church in Chicago…to Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center at...

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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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