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2018 Ministry Breakthroughs in Japan

15-Feb-2019 • Jeff Johnston

15-Feb-2019 • Jeff Johnston • blog: A2 Community Blog

15-Feb-2019 • Jeff Johnston • blog: A2 Community Blog

Asian Access/Japan’s Progress Report from 2018
There is much to be thankful to God for in the ministry...

Asian Access/Japan’s Progress Report from 2018
There is much to be thankful to God for in the ministry highlights he brought our way in 2018. Below is a summary of encouraging progress from various ministry...

Asian Access/Japan’s Progress Report from 2018
There is much to be thankful to God for in the ministry highlights he brought our way in 2018. Below is a summary of encouraging progress from various ministry categories and missionaries serving in Japan......

Synergy from and with visionSynergy

13-Feb-2019 • Joe Handley

13-Feb-2019 • Joe Handley • blog: From the President

13-Feb-2019 • Joe Handley • blog: From the President

Asian Access board member, Kärin Primuth serves as the CEO of visionSynergy, a ministry focused...

Asian Access board member, Kärin Primuth serves as the CEO of visionSynergy, a ministry focused on helping mission movements like Asian Access become stronger in partnership. They are very impressive...

Asian Access board member, Kärin Primuth serves as the CEO of visionSynergy, a ministry focused on helping mission movements like Asian Access become stronger in partnership. They are very impressive and I hope you’ll check them out – http://visionsynergy.net/ Most...

Mr. Francis Tsui

08-Feb-2019 •

08-Feb-2019 • • blog: Endorsements

08-Feb-2019 • • blog: Endorsements

It is a great privilege to join the Asian Access Board to participate in the good work of a vibrant and...

It is a great privilege to join the Asian Access Board to participate in the good work of a vibrant and fruitful mission team who has already labored in Asia for half a century. I aspire to serve alongside...

It is a great privilege to join the Asian Access Board to participate in the good work of a vibrant and fruitful mission team who has already labored in Asia for half a century. I aspire to serve alongside some very dedicated and experienced leaders who...

God's Tapestry

07-Feb-2019 • Joe Handley

07-Feb-2019 • Joe Handley • blog: From the President

07-Feb-2019 • Joe Handley • blog: From the President

Haslam on the mystery of God weaving together his tapestry of our lives
Most recently we had the...

Haslam on the mystery of God weaving together his tapestry of our lives
Most recently we had the privilege of interviewing Governor Bill Haslam, who recently finished his term as Governor of the...

Haslam on the mystery of God weaving together his tapestry of our lives
Most recently we had the privilege of interviewing Governor Bill Haslam, who recently finished his term as Governor of the state of Tennessee. Pastor Scott Sauls from...

The Little / BIG Principle...

04-Feb-2019 • Rod Denton

04-Feb-2019 • Rod Denton • blog: A2 Community Blog

04-Feb-2019 • Rod Denton • blog: A2 Community Blog

A basic building block in making disciples

It was John Maxwell who brought to my attention the fact...

A basic building block in making disciples

It was John Maxwell who brought to my attention the fact that experience is not the best teacher. Otherwise, everybody would be getting better and more mature...

A basic building block in making disciples

It was John Maxwell who brought to my attention the fact that experience is not the best teacher. Otherwise, everybody would be getting better and more mature as they grow older. Rather, evaluated experience...

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00329 00544For several years, Asian Access has focused on the importance of sustainability. However, progress was so slow that most of our leaders would say things like, “Really? Do we have to talk about that again? All we do is talk. Nothing seems to ever go anywhere!”  Fortunately, the last few years we’ve taken baby steps and today we are seeing tremendous momentum. Things are gaining steam. Why, you may ask is sustainability so important?

 

kishinamiagape love - n. selfless love of one person for another without sexual implications (especially love that is spiritual in nature)

Silk and I enjoyed visiting Pastor Kishinami this week who is noted for planting 33 house chapels in Tohoku following the triple disaster of March 11, 2011. What a wonderful visit with tremendous lessons learned. The key to Pastor Kishinami’s success has been Agape Love! He shared how love, without expecting anything in return (no return on investment), is the key to evangelism and church planting. While we were together, Pastor Kishinami even cut the grass of one of the friends to show his love for the neighbors as a tangible expression of this love. It was fun watching him serve and interact with the people. See the photo of him serving the community!

 

Here are two more reflections shared by participants from the Marriage & Family module in a restricted-access country which was taught by Joe and Silk Handley. These clips are blurred to protect identities...

1. "It's more important for me to be a good father than a good pastor."

 

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"In this country, everything is kept secret. No one shares openly. But, this week at A2 has been different. I’ve been surprised at how open everyone is, sharing about everything they are going through. This is so powerful, I want my husband to attend again!"

Recently Silk and I had the privilege of teaching for our "Marriage and Family" module in a South Asian Buddhist country that we cannot name for security reasons. In fact, it’s a country we just launched last year. At the week-long session, we met Darwa, the wife of an Asian Access participant in that country. She was attending the A2 session along with all the other spouses and kids of the current participants. But Darwa piqued my interest when she declared, "I had no idea how good this was!" ...

 

Joe and Silk recently taught the Marriage & Family module in a restricted-access country. Here are some testimonials from that session, blurred to protect identities...

 

Listen to Joe and Silk Handley share reflections from their first time teaching the Marriage & Family module, where they recently led the session in one of Asian Access' newest countries.

Watch the brief video clip here...

 

What a joy it was for Silk and me to teach together for the first time on Marriage and Family. We were joined by our teammates Christy Rajender and Jeyakaran Emmanuel from India serving with them in this remote Himalayan Kingdom. We had a great time playing games, spending time with the families and digging into God’s word helping couples grow closer together and become better husbands, wives and parents. Many shared how impactful the week was for them and their marriage. Some had said they had been through the bible passages and special material before but they found this module particularly challenging. Why? Because we actually dug in deep and discussed the Word together, sharing how these principles and values work out in...

suzuki hikari PALD 1.1 Apr25 2018 6A few years ago, Pastor Hikari Suzuki, went through Asian Access leader development process in Japan and his strategy paper which every graduate is required to write proved substantive in the life of his church. He was groomed by his predecessor to become the senior pastor and the plan he developed during his Asian Access cohort became pivotal in the life of their church. His predecessor went on to start a daughter church of the congregation and the mother church started different services to reach the various communities they had...

 

suicide rates in JapanDeclining Rates, But Daily Reality

It is well known that Japan has one of the highest suicide rates in the world. Fortunately, the numbers have been declining in recent years as can be seen from this graph. That said, many days I ride the trains in Tokyo and a delay occurs because of “an accident”. It’s so sad to see. And, it’s a complicated situation as culturally many Japanese see suicide as a way to retain honor for one’s nation or family as in the case of war before being overtaken by an enemy or by saving your family from the shame of losing your job, and so on. Yesterday, this all became much more vivid to me as...

 

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A year ago, my friend and colleague Adrian De Visser suggested I get to know Janice Munemitsu. What a powerhouse! Upon Adrian’s recommendation, I quickly invited her to teach with Asian Access and boy was I impressed. She co-taught with me in Cambodia which she references below and as I got to know her that week, I thought, Janice would make a great board member. That led us on a several month journey of discernment… More on that later. But first, check out Janice’s sharing about her time in Cambodia...

 

Three countries work together to lead an A2 session

group1Every organization, both spiritual and secular, has vision and mission statements, and Asian Access is no exception. Our vision is: To see a vibrant community of servant leaders with vision, character and competence leading the church across Asia. And our mission is: To identify, develop and release emerging kingdom leaders to unite the church, multiply leaders and congregations, and extend the transforming power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Making vision and mission a reality is an ongoing challenge for any organization, and Asian Access is no exception. So it is especially encouraging when everything comes together beautifully, as it just has in one of our newest countries (which, for security reasons, we cannot identify by name)...

man hidden identity“We were busy, but with no priorities. Doing lots of ‘ministry’, but it was superficial. Nine years wasted. It was ‘Preach here! Evangelize there! Plant that church!’ We were all running around on our own. We were not reproducing ourselves. It was all we that we knew. Then we got involved with Asian Access. We learned how to...

 

earthquake mapA2 President Joe Handley discusses Indonesia double disaster

Indonesia (MNN) — Joe Handley of Asian Access shares information they received from pastors responding to Indonesia’s recent earthquake and tsunami:

  • The earthquake created liquefaction or like quicksand effect in the soil
  • For first responder aid (up to 6 months), we recommend agencies such as International aid agencies
  • such as World Vision and World Relief (especially Lutheran World Relief)
  • Asian Access' strategy is to provide long-term presence, coming alongside pastors and leaders, empowering and equipping them to respond over the long haul.
  • Right now people need blankets, food, supplies for those who have lost everything.
  • importance of the presence of Christ-followers to meet needs and listening to people's stories and pray for them.

Listen to the interview...

 

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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