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Sacred hope in the midst of crisis

03-Apr-2020 •

03-Apr-2020 • • blog: A2 Community Blog

03-Apr-2020 • • blog: A2 Community Blog

“If My people who are called by my name will humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from...

“If My people who are called by my name will humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”...

“If My people who are called by my name will humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
Truly this is an unprecedented...

Living Each Day At A Time

01-Apr-2020 • Herman Moldez

01-Apr-2020 • Herman Moldez • blog: A2 Community Blog

01-Apr-2020 • Herman Moldez • blog: A2 Community Blog

Each day is not as certain as we think of and to talk about. Nothing is certain in COVID-19 days! Changes...

Each day is not as certain as we think of and to talk about. Nothing is certain in COVID-19 days! Changes happen quickly and swiftly. Plans are revised every now and then; we are left confused and groping...

Each day is not as certain as we think of and to talk about. Nothing is certain in COVID-19 days! Changes happen quickly and swiftly. Plans are revised every now and then; we are left confused and groping in the dark. The experts’ projections of scenario...

Called to be salt and light to our nations

31-Mar-2020 • Joe Handley

31-Mar-2020 • Joe Handley • blog: From the President

31-Mar-2020 • Joe Handley • blog: From the President

Dear Friends, the collective wisdom from the Asian Access family in light of our current global crisis...

Dear Friends, the collective wisdom from the Asian Access family in light of our current global crisis is such a treasure. As they come in, I’d like to share them with you so that you can sense their heart...

Dear Friends, the collective wisdom from the Asian Access family in light of our current global crisis is such a treasure. As they come in, I’d like to share them with you so that you can sense their heart and the insight they have for those of us in...

When God Leads Us by a Route We Do Not Expect

30-Mar-2020 • David Bennett

30-Mar-2020 • David Bennett • blog: A2 Community Blog

30-Mar-2020 • David Bennett • blog: A2 Community Blog

An Asian Access Devotional
God often leads us by a route we do not expect. When reflecting on the course...

An Asian Access Devotional
God often leads us by a route we do not expect. When reflecting on the course of my life and ministry over the last 50 years, I am reminded that every single major transition...

An Asian Access Devotional
God often leads us by a route we do not expect. When reflecting on the course of my life and ministry over the last 50 years, I am reminded that every single major transition was a complete surprise—it was never part of my...

Finding perspective amidst coronavirus

28-Mar-2020 • Joe Handley

28-Mar-2020 • Joe Handley • blog: From the President

28-Mar-2020 • Joe Handley • blog: From the President

I trust and pray that you are well. For most of us, things haven't really settled into a new normal yet....

I trust and pray that you are well. For most of us, things haven't really settled into a new normal yet. We have recently begun a season of self-isolation here in Japan while others have been doing this...

I trust and pray that you are well. For most of us, things haven't really settled into a new normal yet. We have recently begun a season of self-isolation here in Japan while others have been doing this for weeks now. But wherever we are, I think everyone...

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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 ...

 

Joe with Pastor Masuda & family

 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. . .

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I never particularly liked gers (yurts) since my childhood, being born and raised in the city, thinking it is not modern, messy, primitive, complicated etc. After Jesus accepted me, I started to realize many negative principles behind the city lifestyle, and started valuing old way of Mongolians living in gers. I probably can not live in a ger, but serious about applying the principles of community living and fighting the spirit of self-seeking and materialism...

A few weeks ago, I met Ken, the founder of our mission. What an amazing guy! Ken is a passionate follower of Christ who is a catalytic leader in God’s mission. What struck me more than anything was a story that arose during our conversation. When Ken began the work in Japan over 40 years ago, he asked a Japanese pastor about his vision. The pastor went on in great detail about his vision for multiplying churches around Tokyo. After sharing a good bit of time, the Japanese leader said, "I'm sorry, I've been talking all this time about my vision. Would you please tell me about your vision for the ministry?"

 

 

Joe with former interim president Bruce JohnsonWhat a fantastic time I've had here in Japan the last couple weeks! I've traveled North to South and back again and met tons of wonderful pastors and our incredible Asian Access mission family. It’s been totally awesome! God is doing great things across the country; things that I had no idea were going on. . .

I thought it would be neat to share a quick video log from Japan on day 5 of my first trip here.

Don't expect a lot of video logs for my blog entries, but I hope to post some video clips every once in a while. Thanks for praying for me and my family during my trip.  I'm having a blast!

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My family, taken June 2008.Today is my first official day as president of Asian Access. And with this post, I enter the blogosphere. I am grateful to God for what He has done in my life to get me to this pivotal point. And I am humbled to be in this position. I am also thankful for my time at Rolling Hills Covenant Church and Azusa Pacific University and what the Lord taught me through those roles and, more significantly, through the people I served alongside. I hope I can apply those lessons in this whole new ministry context. And now I, along with my wife Silk and kids Rebecca, Rachel and John join a new community...

 

Joe Handley starts work as President of Asian Access on Monday, June 30.  As he joins the A2 Community, I thought it would be good to hear from our board members about our new president.

 

So here are some statements from the Asian Access Board of Directors regarding the selection of Joe Handley as the fourth permanent president of Asian Access:

 

Ron McMahon

 

President, McMahon Development Group (San Diego, CA); Chairman of the Board of Directors:

"The Board of Directors was unanimous...

Newly-appointed president Joe Handley sat down with us for a quick 2-minute video introduction.

We are pleased to present, Joe Handley...



Thanks to Hearken Creative for video production.

 

Public Statement: For Immediate Release (06.16.08)

Asian Access Names Joseph W. Handley, Jr. as New President CHARGED WITH LEADING THE MISSION INTO GREATER EXPANSION ACROSS ASIA

 

JUNE 16, 2008 | GLENDORA, CALIFORNIA (A2)

 

Joe Handley, President of Asian Access

 

Asian Access, an evangelical mission organization announced today that its board of directors has named Joseph W. Handley, Jr., 43, as the organization’s fourth president, set to begin June 30, 2008.

 

The board of directors noted Joe Handley’s tremendous missions experience and abilities as key factors in their decision. Chairman Ron McMahon stated:

“The board of directors was unanimous. We really like this man that God has brought to us. One of the key factors for the board was to find a person that had the right chemistry for Asian Access—that he and his wife Silk would fit well with the staff...

From the President blog by Joe Handley

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