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Category: Mission Network News
Created on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 08:00
30
Jun

Nepal: IMF rejects debt relief request


Written by Mission Network News

(Photo courtesy Asian Access)Nepal (MNN) -- Nepal won't be getting debt relief from the International Monetary Fund, after all. Why? The damage the country suffered from the April quake isn't quite severe enough. It puts an already poor country in a shaky situation as it tries to rebuild. Asian Access is helping the national church networks reach out to 13 quake-hit...

Read more: Nepal: IMF rejects debt relief request

Category: From the President
Created on Sunday, 28 June 2015 09:17
28
Jun

Pastor-in-front-of-his-destroyed-home-500Dear Friends, The International Monetary Fund has decided not to provide debt relief to Nepal in the face of the catastrophic earthquake that hit the country. This is devastating news for the Nepalese people. Being a poor country, they shoulder an enormous debt load to the IMF. Now they have been struck by one of the most devastating disasters to hit a country in the last decade...

Read more: IMF Turns Down Nepal Debt Relief... Help Needed!

Category: From the President
Created on Wednesday, 24 June 2015 15:00
24
Jun

original-bldg-from-balcony-of-new-building-500In one of the poorest countries in the world, where garment workers labor under harsh conditions, Asian Access is partnering with InterVarsity to build the Living Water Centre (LWC)—a multi-purpose training and conference facility in a country where land and buildings like this are scarce. Peter Mazumder, general secretary of InterVarsity Bangladesh, shares in a video interview his vision for a Centre that will lead people to living water. LWC will help the nearby garment workers through providing a medical clinic and chapel as well as serve the facility needs for a number of organizations who are partnering in this vision, including...

Read more: $28K Matching Grant for Living Water Centre in Bangladesh

Category: A2 Community Blog
Created on Friday, 19 June 2015 06:55
19
Jun

nepal-relief-team-splashNepal Short-Term Service Trips Now Available!

Purpose: The people of Nepal have been devastated physically, economically, emotionally and spiritually by the April and May 2015 earthquakes. You have an opportunity to provide basic assistance, encouragement, and most importantly, the love of Christ to the people of Nepal.

Timing:  June – December 2015

Maximum group size:  Eight persons

Trip length:  Seven days/six nights in country (travel additional)

  • One day orientation
  • Five days at ministry site
  • One day visiting and sightseeing

Primary work:  There is an acute need to clear the debris created by the earthquakes so that homes, schools and other buildings can be rebuilt. You will be working alongside the local residents in this effort...

Read more: Short-Term Relief Teams to Nepal

Category: From the President
Created on Thursday, 18 June 2015 07:15
18
Jun

What Generosity Can Do: A Example of a Buddhist MonkNot long ago, I was serving with Asian Access in a predominantly Buddhist nation. It’s a nation where the Buddhist priests have been quite antagonistic to the Church, threatening believers and burning down church buildings. As I was serving, I was visiting an impoverished village where some of my colleagues had reached out...

Read more: What Generosity Can Do: A Example of a Buddhist Monk

Category: A2 Community Blog
Created on Wednesday, 17 June 2015 08:00
17
Jun

Broken-legged-guitaristIt was the guy in the worship band—a guitarist playing with two broken legs—who finally got to me. When the 7.9 earthquake struck Nepal on April 26, over 300 men, women, and children were worshipping at Visions of Salvation church in central Kathmandu. The building collapsed. Nineteen people, including the pastor, were killed. Yesterday, my friends here (who shall remain nameless) and I were invited to share at the VOS service. They are renting a building near their now-destroyed sanctuary. It is unfinished—bare concrete floors, tin roof, no lights—but it is sturdy. The late pastor’s son and his wife now lead the...

Read more: New life springs up... from an earthquake-devastated church

Category: Mission Network News
Created on Monday, 15 June 2015 06:00
15
Jun

Nepal in collective shock


Written by Mission Network News

Nepal in collective shockNepal (MNN) -- Landslides caused by heavy rains joined another strong aftershock in Nepal four days ago. The constant reminders of the national tragedy have left people in shock. We caught up to Noel Becchetti with Asian Access in Kathmandu. "There is this collective PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) that you can see everywhere. So, what...

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Category: Mission Network News
Created on Monday, 08 June 2015 09:00
08
Jun

Making beauty out of ashes in Nepal


Written by Mission Network News

(Photo courtesy Asian Access)Nepal (MNN) — Healing is slowly coming to the grief-stricken and quake-shaken country of Nepal. The April 25 and May 12 earthquakes, as well as hundreds of aftershocks, caused over 8,000 deaths and billions of dollars in damages. Many organizations such as Asian Access immediately jumped in to take action in rebuilding the...

Read more: Making beauty out of ashes in Nepal

Category: A2 Community Blog
Created on Thursday, 04 June 2015 07:30
04
Jun

nepal-quake-wrecked-house-2Karl and June of Moody Radio-Chicago interviewed Joe Handley on the heels of his return from Nepal. Joe provided a status update on what's happening—both the challenges and the opportunities—how they're coping there, and how you can help.

Find out why Joe believes Nepal is the worst disaster he has ever seen...

Read more: Why the Nepal disaster is the worst I've ever seen... (Moody Radio #4]

Category: From the President
Created on Wednesday, 03 June 2015 07:30
03
Jun

A2-Japan-Spring-Retreat-2015It began with a "Faith and Work" conference hosted by The Billy Graham Evangelistic AssociationThe VIP Ministry for Executives and 7 Media. It was inspiring to share and hear from key business leaders how we can integrate our faith with our business ventures. I trust that our time proved catalytic for the many businessmen who came. My friends were astounded as they had rarely seen that many Christian business people show up for an event like this. It seems that God may be on the move with something in Japan...

Read more: Inspiring Week!

Category: From the President
Created on Monday, 01 June 2015 07:11
01
Jun

nepal1As I reflect on my trip to Nepal and the devastation that I saw virtually everywhere as well as the clear signs of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in nearly everyone I came across, I was reminded of this phrase from Chris Tomlin's song: "Our God":

Into the darkness you shine
Out of the ashes we rise
There's no one like you none like You! 
Our God is Healer, Awesome in Power, Our God! Our God!...

Read more: Out of the Ashes we rise... Healing for Nepal

Category: A2 Community Blog
Created on Wednesday, 20 May 2015 08:30
20
May

nepal-quake-wrecked-house-2Karl and June of Moody Radio-Chicago interviewed Mr. Chittry on the ground in Nepal. He provided a status update on what's happening—both the challenges and the opportunities—how they're coping there, and how you can help....

Read more: Where is my god? Where is my hope? [Moody Radio #3]

Category: Mission Network News
Created on Tuesday, 19 May 2015 08:00
19
May

The three Rs in short supply in Nepal


Written by Mission Network News

(Photo courtesy Asian Access)Nepal (MNN) -- The back-to-back Nepali earthquakes are counted as the nation's deadliest disasters. More than 100 heavy aftershocks since late April are freaking people out. This means tent cities in the face of a looming monsoon season. We caught up with Noel Becchetti with Asian Access in Kathmandu. He says right now, "The nationwide goal is to...

Read more: The three Rs in short supply in Nepal

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    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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  • two weeks of increasing awareness

    The De La Courier Jun 29, 2015 | 02:00 am

    The first day of my "Counseling Grief and Loss" I heard personal stories from three women who had been regularly sexually molested by family members from as young as age 3. This is so far from my own life story,[…]

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  • The bigger story

    The De La Courier Jun 13, 2015 | 13:18 pm

    Shortly after writing my last post, I began reading Jerry Sittser's book, A Grace Revealed--How God Redeems the Story of Your Life.  Having God's work in us presented as a part of the bigger story isn't a new concept for[…]

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  • water, wine, and servants

    Adair Update Jun 7, 2015 | 12:42 pm

    I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ (Philemon 1:6). In our last newsletter (ahem, a few months ago…), we shared some[…]

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  • Timeline entry: June, 1988

    The De La Courier Jun 1, 2015 | 01:29 am

    If you read my last post, you know that I am preparing for a Counseling Grief and Loss class, and need to create a summary of significant losses in my life. Thanks to all who suggested a timeline would be[…]

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  • Getting ready for class...

    The De La Courier May 24, 2015 | 20:52 pm

    This week I have launched into reading and writing for another graduate course in member care. My last course was in January of 2014, and while I had intended to take the next offered class last summer, I decided that[…]

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  • some of the worst and best

    Adair Update May 19, 2015 | 06:23 am

    The last few days felt like pretty big swings in seeing some of the beauty of Japan as well as some of her brokenness. Lost: One snapshot is from my first Buddhist funeral. I’ve been to 3 other funerals, but[…]

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  • On Moms and Mother's Day

    The De La Courier May 10, 2015 | 03:02 am

    My Mom has been with Jesus for 17 years, and I miss her a lot. Many times I wish I could talk with her about life. I was 41 when she died.  My mom was 31 when her mother died.[…]

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  • Thoughts on a Friday afternoon

    The De La Courier May 8, 2015 | 20:49 pm

    Was it just a week and two days ago we sent our grandson and his family back to their home across the ocean?  Time really does roll on!I am enjoying a quiet day at the office--quiet because my staff is[…]

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  • the woods

    Adair Update May 4, 2015 | 13:11 pm

    Wednesday was a national holiday, so businesses (and church) closed down. R, J, and I went to our friend’s camp (or rather the camp her parents are managing) a few hours south of us. We went in December when it[…]

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  • The Gift of Presence

    The De La Courier May 3, 2015 | 21:26 pm

    We have just had three wonderful weeks with family. Our UK family arrived first, followed by our daughter from the west coast.  While it was a bit crowded in our three-bedroom home, our sons were good sports and gave up[…]

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