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  • Local Ownership: Lessons from Cambodia

    joe and pastor sothCelebrating at the Cambodian Graduation last year was a special delight for me. Two things happened that day that highlighted the reproducibility of Asian Access. First was seeing the Essence of Asian Access translated into the Khmer language. You know that people really own the ministry when they start processing their learning through the prism of their own language and culture. This has happened in Cambodia as the local working team has taken the principles of Asian Access to...

  • From a Life of Crime to Ministry

    Joe and Cambodian friendMy colleague and friend Meng Aun Hour directs the Asian Access work in Cambodia. God has used Meng in powerful ways that have impacted many developing lives. One of Meng’s mentorees is a young minister who came to his ministry calling in a very unusual way. Here is his story… This young man grew up in a nice family, but fell into a life of drug addiction. He would steal from his own parents to feed his drug habits. Finally, his parents kicked him out of the home. One night, he broke into a home to steal items to resell for drugs. But this time, the family woke up and called the police. Rushing to the home, the police had the young man trapped behind a door. He prayed, Lord, if you get me out of this mess, I’ll dedicate my life to serving you. The police opened the door and looked the boy right in the face—but they never saw...

     

  • Next Gen... To the 3rd generation & beyond

    00074 00134How thrilling for me to receive this picture from my friend and colleague Meng Aun Hour today. Meng was updating me on a program he started called the "School of Discipleship". Several years ago, after Asian Access/Cambodia had already duplicated the ministry efforts through the local denominations in country, Meng and his team realized:  "We won't ever reach all the leaders in Cambodia if we only work with the top level leaders through Asian Access." With that in mind, he...

  • From Drug Addict to Church Planter:

    A Redemption Story From Cambodia

    v-r-m-a2When you wade into the Gospel trenches, you never know who might end up right next to you. Asian Access’ leaders in Cambodia have recently experienced this in a big way. Led by National Director Meng Aun Hour (pictured here with his wife Rady and their daughter Vouchly), Cambodia’s A2 program has been dynamic. Soon after the first A2 classes graduated, alumni began to envision how the benefits of A2’s training could be expanded. “A2’s primary program targets top national leaders,” Meng pointed out. “We wanted to also make...

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