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Category: A2 Community Blog
Created on Monday, 15 December 2014 09:23
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Dec

Asian Access earns 4-star rating from Charity Navigator(Artesia, CA - December 15, 2014) – Asian Access’ sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the fourth time that Asian Access has earned this top distinction in the last four years.  

Since 2002, using data-driven analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added a second dimension of Accountability and Transparency (A&T) to its rating methodology, and now reviews 17

Read more: Asian Access earns coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator

Category: From the President
Created on Friday, 12 December 2014 09:00
12
Dec

india-expansion-matching challenge

Asia is on the rise—economically, politically, and spiritually. And now your gift to Asian Access will help meet a $1 million challenge to accelerate the advance of the Gospel in Asia. As highlighted by the “snapshot” provided by Asian Access Vice President for Partnership Development Adrian De Visser, the Gospel is making historic advances in Asia...

Read more: Asia Rising: An Unprecedented Gospel Opportunity

Category: From the President
Created on Thursday, 11 December 2014 20:00
11
Dec

india-expansion-matching challenge

The Maclellan Foundation, Inc. has extended to Asian Access a $200,000 matching challenge for church multiplication and leadership development in India and two countries that must remained unnamed due to security purposes! That means every dollar you designate toward this effort will be matched dollar for dollar if it is received before December 31, 2014. Please click here to double your gift...

Read more: $200,000 Matching Challenge for Leader Development in India plus two other countries

Category: From the President
Created on Thursday, 04 December 2014 07:56
04
Dec

Joe-MOH-screenshot-2014-10-22-thumbWhat a few weeks I have had! I’ve been in Asia for two weeks, covering three different countries, the first of which included our national directors annual gathering, the second a combined meeting of our international and Japan boards, and the third a visit with my colleagues and friends in another. My first day back home I went in for what I thought was a routine checkup. As I sat down on the doctor's chair, I quickly learned that this was a schedule for outpatient surgery...

Read more: The School of God

Category: Mission Network News
Created on Monday, 01 December 2014 10:30
01
Dec

Japan: how cool is that?


Written by Mission Network News

Japan: how cool is that? Japan (MNN) -- Ever heard the term 'Cool Japan'? Asian Access' Takeshi Takazawa explains this cultural phenomenon.   "'Cool Japan' is the pop culture of Japan beginning to influence other cultures."  What would that influence look like if the Gospel was involved?  "I think God designed this age to influence and solve the problems of humanity by sa...

Read more: Japan: how cool is that?

Category: A2 Community Blog
Created on Monday, 01 December 2014 07:00
01
Dec

tmc tanakaYOKOHAMA, JAPAN  Hiroshi and Maki Tanaka were like many other couples. In public they looked warm and loving but at home it was a different story. They hardly ever talked. When they did, they argued. And when they started arguing, they couldn't stop. In 2012 they began visiting Glory Church in Yokohama. Very quickly Pastor Koyama realized the church couldn't lead this couple to Christ without addressing their marriage crisis. So he started running The Marriage Course from...

Read more: Reaching Whole Families for Christ

Category: Mission Network News
Created on Saturday, 29 November 2014 08:00
29
Nov

Kingdom expansion: Part Four


Written by Mission Network News

Muslim woman and kids Bangladesh (MNN) -- We're wrapping up our series on Bangladesh today. Joe Handley of Asian Access explains why we've spent so much time highlighting the Living Water Center: "The work of the Lord in Bangladesh is critical. They're facing significant pressure, being a Muslim-dominant society, but in that pressure we're seeing the Church grow...

Read more: Kingdom expansion: Part Four

Category: Mission Network News
Created on Saturday, 29 November 2014 06:00
29
Nov

Living Water Centre, Bangladesh


Written by Mission Network News

Peter MazumderIn this special “in-studio” interview, Joe Handley of Asian Access and Peter Mazumder of InterVarsity Bangladesh share exciting news about the Living Water Centre with MNN’s Katey Hearth. A2 and InterVarsity are partnering to complete the Living Water Centre, a training facility that will help several ministries. Construction is...

Read more: Living Water Centre, Bangladesh

Category: A2 Community Blog
Created on Friday, 28 November 2014 09:00
28
Nov

Three Streams Ministries Pastors Tour"Who cares for me?" After a difficult day or season of ministry, those of us who serve congregations have probably asked that question more than once. Globally, who cares for pastors? Responsible answers to these questions are what can help leaders be faithful, fruitful and finish well. Ultimately, we must care for ourselves, respond to God's invitation of divine pastoral care and allow others to be burden bearers with us. Little did I know that God's spirit would speak through brokenness and invite me to be a very small part of the answer to these questions for myself and others.

Read more: Who Cares?

Category: A2 Community Blog
Created on Friday, 28 November 2014 08:00
28
Nov

2010 Advent devotional coverAdvent has come once again

Following a tremendous time of thanksgiving for God's blessings, the advent season is upon us once again. This year, Advent is officially Sunday, November 30 through December 24, 2014.

As we contemplate the amazing coming of the Savior to live among us and show us the Father, Asian Access wants to remind you that we offer...

Read more: A2's Advent Devotional available for free download

Category: Mission Network News
Created on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 09:30
26
Nov

Kingdom Expansion: Part Three


Written by Mission Network News

(Screenshot taken from BSFB.org)Bangladesh (MNN) — We’ve been talking about God’s Kingdom expansion in Bangladesh. Today we’ll continue that discussion to learn about how the Living Water Center will impact student outreach on college campuses. Peter Mazumder grew up in a Christian home but accepted Christ later in life. He soon began working for ...

 

Read more: Kingdom Expansion: Part Three

Category: From the President
Created on Tuesday, 25 November 2014 08:00
25
Nov

Dear Friends, thank you for your partnership in coming alongside leaders in Asia. I am grateful for you and wanted you to see this brief video of thanksgiving. Pastors and leaders across Asia have asked me to thank everyone who prays for them, supports them, and partners with them. Persecuted pastors are especially thankful for your prayers. You are much appreciated...

Read more: Joe, please say 'Thank You' to everyone who prays for and partners with us.

Category: Mission Network News
Created on Tuesday, 25 November 2014 06:00
25
Nov

Kingdom Expansion: Part Two


Written by Mission Network News

Kingdom Expansion: Part OneBangladesh (MNN) — Our series on God’s Kingdom expansion in Bangladesh continues today with a focus on Bible translation. Peter Mazumder, visionary behind the Living Water Center, says Wycliffe Bible Translators has already started using it for ministry. “Thirty pastors are coming every year, 30 days each time, and they are assigned to complete some portions of the Bible; also, they are getting ...

Read more: Kingdom Expansion: Part Two

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    A2 Community blog with posts from a variety of contributors around Asian Access

  • Mission Network News

    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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  • I'd love to tell the story...

    The De La Courier Dec 17, 2014 | 03:58 am

    In November I attended the SIM International Personnel Workshop in the UK. Member Care is organizational separate from Personnel in the US office, but often integrated in other offices. This workshop gave me an opportunity to meet people from both[…]

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  • Shepherds and Angels in Ishinomaki

    The Takameter Dec 14, 2014 | 07:40 am

    Shepherds and Angels in Ishinomaki One of my favorite activities each week on Thursday mornings is a simple bible study that we do before the Nozomi Project starts.  Six of us or so gather around our dining room table and study a passage of scripture[…]

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  • Ministry Events

    Milbino Messenger Dec 10, 2014 | 08:17 am

    Ministry Events Enjoying the fall colors at the nearby Show Kinen ParkMinistry Events: A2 Mission & Family Camp. One of the things our family has been praying for was deeper connections with our church  and community this year.  We have seen meaningful[…]

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  • One Pot Pasta Wonder

    The Takameter Dec 4, 2014 | 10:16 am

    One Pot Pasta Wonder I just made the most yummy dinner ever.  It was simple and SOOO delicious- my whole family loved it.  I am hoping that my teammates will be willing to have us try and make this sunday for church lunch –[…]

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  • my kind of day

    Adair Update Dec 3, 2014 | 04:34 am

    I went to a “beechee kureen” (beach clean or, as I think we call them in ‘Merika, trash pickup) on Monday with some fun people – 90 fun people, to be more specific. I put a few pictures on FB,[…]

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  • Burying and Rebuilding

    The Takameter Nov 30, 2014 | 13:22 pm

    Burying and Rebuilding This weekend, my daughter Annie and I did a first…. we helped officiate the funeral of a hamster… of our friends!  It was her good friend H.’s hamster.  H.’s mom works with me at the Nozomi Project.  It was a[…]

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  • Our final day in the UK

    The De La Courier Nov 24, 2014 | 20:48 pm

    We have enjoyed our trip to the UK. All last week I was at a SIM International Personnel Workshop, but we have loved being able to visit our family here in the London area. Tomorrow we fly out, and so[…]

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  • Love this grandparenting-in-person time!

    The De La Courier Nov 20, 2014 | 15:14 pm

    We have had a wonderful time with our UK family the past week. We came here because I (Faith) have an International Personnel Conference with SIM staff from around the world at the SIM UK office. But since I was[…]

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  • unexpected truth and love

    Adair Update Nov 19, 2014 | 02:08 am

    My uncle’s birthday was on Monday (or Sunday US time?). I called him – pretty bummed that, once again, I didn’t get a card in the mail. My uncle has a disability and often doesn’t make sense (at least to[…]

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  • Significant

    The Takameter Nov 18, 2014 | 14:15 pm

    Significant This morning I prepared to walk over to Nozomi Project with a grumbling heart.  I shared some with my husband, who was gracious and listened.  Finished getting ready, make-up, the ever-essential Nozomi jewelry, picking up some clothes around my bed.[…]

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