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Category: A2 Community Blog
Created on Thursday, 03 September 2015 08:06
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Sep

00075 00135How do you Sabbath? Recently I've heard a lot about the importance of Sabbath. It's easy to realize that I definitely need it, but not so easy to nail down what it means for me today. I asked friends and collegues how they "Sabbath". I consistently heard words like rest, or go to church, take time to slow down, prayer, etc. For many Sabbath is another word for taking a day off and doing something spiritual for a couple of hours. If I'm honest, on some level I too had the read your Bible and take a bubble bath mindset.

Read more: How does Labor / Sabbath Rhythm Really Change Us?

Category: A2 Community Blog
Created on Wednesday, 26 August 2015 07:19
26
Aug

satchel-paigeThis past weekend I heard a great quote from the great Satchel Paige: “How old would you be, if you didn’t know how old you were?” That quote got me thinking about this chapter of life that I and many of my friends are in. Are we “over the hill”, “experienced”, “done”, “waiting for the day we go home” or making our lives count? Do we have an OLD attitude or are we learning every day? Our health is, ...

Read more: Go hard after God in your senior years

Category: Mission Network News
Created on Monday, 24 August 2015 09:00
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Aug

(Photo courtesy Caribbean360.com)Japan (MNN) -- Speaking of global warfare, comments from Japan’s Prime Minister about WWII is stirring up controversy.  Takeshi Takazawa of Asian Access says: "We know that the statement that 'we should no longer apologize' will be taken by Chinese government as quite negative, that we're not really taking the full responsibility of what we have do...

Read more: 70 years after WWII; further generations shouldn’t be predestined to apologize

Category: A2 Community Blog
Created on Friday, 21 August 2015 09:43
21
Aug

writing-letterDear A2 Community: I am a graduate of Class IV in my country. This is just to express my heartfelt thanks and appreciations for your ministry in Asian Access. I have found out myself these years that I keep preaching again and again on the topics you have taught me, "Love Relationship with Jesus". The more I've preached about this, the more I found the importance of the subject. Now I am also translating...

Read more: My heartfelt thanks for your ministry

Category: Mission Network News
Created on Thursday, 20 August 2015 09:00
20
Aug

Former Buddhist Lama turns pastor


Written by Mission Network News

Photo Courtesy Asian AccessAsia (MNN) -- In Asia, one pastor has already brought 27 people to Christ and is planning to plant new churches in the nearby villages. But Asian Access says before he believed in Christ, he was a Buddhist Lama, or head monk. When his wife became ill and traditional Buddhist magic had no effect, his daughter suggested he attend a local church....

Read more: Former Buddhist Lama turns pastor

Category: From the President
Created on Tuesday, 18 August 2015 08:06
18
Aug

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...

Read more: Next Gen... To the 3rd generation & beyond

Category: From the President
Created on Monday, 17 August 2015 07:14
17
Aug

00073 00133Pictured here with me are two Lamas who decided to follow Jesus! Their story was amazing! The older gentleman had been a Tibetan Buddhist Lama for nearly 30 years and spent most of his life preparing dead bodies for the next reincarnation. He frequently wondered whether or not this really helped and often thought of what the afterlife might have in store for him. His wife became ill and nothing he tried would heal her. He tried all the magic that a typical Buddhist priest would try to no avail. After many months of her illness, his daughter...

Read more: A Lama turns to Jesus... A Life Transforms to Transform Lives

Category: Mission Network News
Created on Friday, 14 August 2015 08:00
14
Aug

Tension in China


Written by Mission Network News

removing-a-cross-in-ChinaChina (MNN) -- Authorities in China have removed and burned around 1200 crosses from Churches in the country. Why? Joe Handley of Asian Access says, "The government does not want to see a disharmonious society. When they see churches that are putting up these crosses, they feel like that's a bit of a flagrant kind of expression." Protestors are...

Read more: Tension in China

Category: From the President
Created on Wednesday, 12 August 2015 07:43
12
Aug

As I've been in South Asia the last three weeks, I've heard story after story of powerful life change! Several pastors shared about the persecution they face: some have been chased, beaten, and their churches have been burned. Country after country contained numerous stories toward this end. Sadly, several of the countries are even facing greater degrees of religious intolerance from their governments. Pastor G, pictured here with me, shared about the difficulties he faces in his country and how grateful he was for Asian Access. He shared that the deeper fellowship among the A2 pastors gives him...

Read more: A2 changed my family, plus much more...

Category: From the President
Created on Monday, 10 August 2015 14:05
10
Aug

As we walked down the streets of one of the most devastated towns in Nepal, we prayed, seeking the Lord for how we could best come alongside the people we saw. Even in the midst of disaster, Nepalese are welcoming, friendly people. They were eager to speak with us as we encountered them on the street. One woman shared how people had come alongside her and her family, providing a tin shelter that will last for several years, buying them precious time as they rebuild their...

Read more: The people who don't worship idols... they help us!

Category: A2 Community Blog
Created on Wednesday, 05 August 2015 16:01
05
Aug

Just 10 days after the devastating tsunami and earthquake of March 11, 2011, Pastor Itoh and the Christians from Izumi Gospel Chapel in Sendai began responding to the needs around them. God led them to a neighborhood in Higashi Matsushima, (one hour away) that hadn't been receiving food and supplies. That relationship has continued to grow.  Seven months later they began leasing a tsunami flooded building which they restored, providing a much needed community meeting place. Since 2012 Asian Access has been partnering with this ministry through the teamwork of Pastor Itoh and the Boehme family.

Read more: Japan tsunami - 4 years later: Church Plant Building Project Update

Category: From the President
Created on Tuesday, 04 August 2015 08:02
04
Aug

00070 00122Last week, Asian Access hosted our latest session in Sri Lanka. Our focus was on disciple-making and while there was a great deal of conversation and learning together about discipleship, one of the core distinctions of this week was the importance of making disciples within community. Pastor Garrick Hanger from Rolling Hills Covenant Church highlighted this as...

Read more: Disciple-Making Happens Best in Community

Category: A2 Community Blog
Created on Wednesday, 22 July 2015 17:26
22
Jul

Takeshi TakazawaELC 2015 gets underway today and A2 is there!

Asian Access is a silver sponsor of the Eagles Leadership Conference, held at Singapore's Suntec Convention Centre from July 23-25, 2015. The theme of ELC 2015 is The Art of Partnership: Collaboration – Creativity – Community. Our own Takeshi Takazawa is one of the speakers. Takeshi's workshop is entitled, Partnering Church and Corporations: Making Community Impact and he will share from his experiences in forging partnerships between church and marketplace. Listen to Takeshi's introduction...

Read more: Partnering church and corporations to impact communities

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  • From the President

    From the President blog by Joe Handley

  • A2 Community Blog

    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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    Adair Update Aug 31, 2015 | 12:56 pm

    Saturday was a good day. I like days full of time with people, and Saturday was definitely that. I suppose my full, happy people time started Friday evening. A friend’s kiddo got sick, so our dinner guests cancelled. I was[…]

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  • Milbino Messenger Aug 24, 2015 | 15:24 pm

    Spring Bloom to Summer Gloom-We had a spring that was full of adventures and connecting spiritual communities.  Sterling was especially busy as he continues to focus on investing in spiritual discipleship opportunities.  He went to Cambodia with Asian Access-International to[…]

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  • Milbino Messenger Aug 24, 2015 | 12:55 pm

    Milbino Messenger -Here is our latest news letter: (CLICK HERE:)Thank you all for you prayers and support:

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  • Well, this is different!

    The De La Courier Aug 23, 2015 | 21:16 pm

    When I started this blog nearly nine and a half years ago, it was intended to give people a peek into our lives as missionaries in Japan.  One of our first posts was about the 920 square foot apartment we[…]

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  • on sun and clouds

    Adair Update Jul 27, 2015 | 23:21 pm

    I started this when Mom was still here, which was more than a year ago. Wowzas. But re-reading my jotted notes made me chuckle. Japanese is vague. There’s so much reading between the lines that sometimes I second-guess my second-guessing (“sometimes”[…]

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  • Narrowing down my paper topic

    The De La Courier Jul 26, 2015 | 01:45 am

    My summer class on Counseling Grief and Loss will be over for me as soon as I complete a Final Integration Paper. This is the part that I wish I didn't have to do -- and yet I really look[…]

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  • be still my jealous little heart

    Adair Update Jul 15, 2015 | 01:59 am

    It’s been a while since I’ve written. I want to write a little more regularly as it’s almost like a discipline that helps me finish sentences (some of the time). I’m so scatter-brained with my mind jumping from one thing[…]

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  • On the threshold of Year Three!

    The De La Courier Jul 15, 2015 | 00:13 am

    Yesterday we marked two years since we arrived in the US bringing to a close our 30 something years of ministry in Japan. Keeping a 5-year diary brings up these kinds of reminders.In many ways it feels much longer than[…]

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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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