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Category: From the President
Created on Monday, 01 February 2016 07:30
01
Feb

Meng Aun Hour and Joe HandleyHow do you handle fear? Fear seems to be gripping the world these days. Whether it’s terrorist attacks in Paris, San Bernardino or elsewhere OR the global economy, etc.; everywhere I turn fear seems to be a common emotion, topic or theme. In the world of Asian Access, it appears most frequently in those facing oppression, persecution or simply pressure from their government...

Read more: What is the antidote to fear?

Category: From the President
Created on Friday, 29 January 2016 09:00
29
Jan

Candidates for U.S. President - 2016As I have watched nearly all the debates the past few months and seen the polls go up and down, I’m more and more convinced that Sir Winston Churchill was correct: “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” This process reminds me of when Israel was looking for a king. They wanted a strong leader, someone who stood out among the rest. They ended up with Saul. You can see how that worked out by reading 1 Samuel 8-16. It’s an example of how, so many times, God acts in ways opposite to our human expectations...

Read more: Who are you voting for? Here's what I'm thinking...

Category: Mission Network News
Created on Thursday, 28 January 2016 08:30
28
Jan

Asian Access envisions new chapter for Japan


Written by Mission Network News

envisioning new chapter for japan splashJapan (MNN) -- It's not easy reaching the Japanese for Christ. According to Asian Access, Japan has some of the toughest spiritual ground around. But that was before the triple disaster of 2011. Now, hearts have been softened and many are ready to hear the Good News of Jesus. In order to reach them, Asian Access is investing a half-million dollars...

Read more: Asian Access envisions new chapter for Japan

Category: From the President
Created on Tuesday, 26 January 2016 15:00
26
Jan

$250k for Japan thermometerThank you and thank Jesus!

The Lord provided once again for Asian Access and for the work He is doing in Japan. It took a few weeks to gather all the data due to online giving and some last minute checks in the mail. BUT praise God that He provided for the giving challenge offered to us by Dan Amos, CEO of Aflac! ...

Read more: Japan $250k Giving Challenge Met!

Category: Mission Network News
Created on Monday, 18 January 2016 08:00
18
Jan

Leadership: an underlying need in today’s chaosInternational (MNN) — Wars and rumors of wars constantly circulate in the headlines. Whether it's the ISIS attacks in Jakarta or Syria using starvation as a weapon of war, Joe Handley of Asian Access says there's a common thread. "In the midst of that situation, everyone is looking for leadership." Asian Access helps leaders throughout Asia learn...

Read more: Leadership: an underlying need in today’s chaos

Category: Mission Network News
Created on Tuesday, 05 January 2016 07:30
05
Jan

Asia Woman United Nations CC Here’s a question for you: Is there still a glass ceiling when it comes to women in leadership? Here in the US, our answer may be, “it’s being shattered.” Mary Jo Wilson, Vice President for Missional Engagement for Asian Access, wants the same for women around the world. "I think it’s been difficult sometimes to capture those women and to find a place where we can engage...

Read more: 'We need your voice' the call for women in leadership in Asia

Category: From the President
Created on Thursday, 31 December 2015 06:29
31
Dec

From everyone at Asian Access, we wish all of our friends a very Happy New Year in 2016. But we also want to share a big surprise for our plans for 2016. You don't want to miss this one...

Read more: Joe and Silk's big surprise for 2016

Category: A2 Community Blog
Created on Wednesday, 30 December 2015 08:12
30
Dec

Dr. Lon Allison2015 Highlights: Endorsements of Asian Access

Here are some things people are saying about Asian Access this year...

Dr. Lon Allison
Pastor of Teaching & Outreach, Wheaton Bible Church

"I know the goals; I know the mission of Asian Access. I know what they're about. I support that with all my heart. But what I'm really excited about is...

Read more: 2015 Endorsements: What They're Saying About Asian Access

Category: Mission Network News
Created on Tuesday, 29 December 2015 09:00
29
Dec

imageBangladesh (MNN) — Bangladesh is dealing with Islamic terrorists claiming the ISIS banner. Pastors and church leaders are seeing an upsurge in violence and threats. Noel Becchetti with Asian Access shared some of the ominous texts being reported: "'Make sure you eat your favorite foods over the next few days because we're going to kill you in...

Read more: Bangladesh: pastors receiving Islamist death threats

Category: A2 Community Blog
Created on Monday, 28 December 2015 08:00
28
Dec

2014-year-changeover-web2015 has been a fruitful year of ministry at Asian Access. Here are some highlights from the past twelve months...

Read more: 2015 Highlights: Top Stories from Asian Access

Category: A2 Community Blog
Created on Saturday, 26 December 2015 08:30
26
Dec

00084 00165Recently one of our missionaries told me a story about her seven year old son, Noah, who was playing at a friend’s house. Michiko, the mother of his friend made them lunch and called the boys to eat. When Noah came to the table, he innocently asked, “Can I pray?” Praying over a meal was not a custom for this family, and it took a while for her to understand his question. When she did understand, she was touched by this little boy’s faith and eagerness. She asked Noah if he could teach her how to pray. Of course he said "Yes!" and proceeded to bless the meal with simple confidence and...

Read more: Noah's prayer leads a family to seek

Category: Mission Network News
Created on Thursday, 24 December 2015 08:00
24
Dec

Constitution blockade, Christmas plans continue


Written by Mission Network News

Flickr_Nepal protest via S Pakhrin 12-04-15Nepal (MNN) — It was over as soon as it began. An effort to end the months-long Constitution blockade crippling Nepal fell short. Speaking via Skype, Noel Becchetti of Asian Access says religious freedom is at the heart of it all. "Nepal passed the first-ever constitution in the history of their country in September. In that part of the world,...

Read more: Constitution blockade, Christmas plans continue

Category: From the President
Created on Wednesday, 23 December 2015 09:05
23
Dec

Silk and I had the privilege of traveling there. It's just amazing to see what God is doing. There’s a story where this Tibetan lama priest had come to Christ. His job was to prepare the bodies for burial. He had always wondered what really happens to this person after they die. Along the way his wife became deathly ill, and nothing they could do could help her out. They tried everything—they tried Buddhist practices and shamanistic practices. They went to the doctors. But nothing helped. Everyone said, “She is going to die.” Their daughter ended up traveling by the roadside, past one of the homes that our friends runs for rescued girls from the streets and from all sorts of difficult situations. She saw so much joy in those girls...

Read more: Tibetan lama priest becomes a Christian after wife is healed

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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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  • Twenty Years ago

    The De La Courier Jan 26, 2016 | 01:19 am

    At Baby House #2 in Kazan, Tatarstan.  

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  • Gardener to Gardener

    The Takameter Jan 23, 2016 | 13:35 pm

    Gardener to Gardener Here is the meditation that Eric gave at my dad’s funeral. (Photo below is the front of the funeral program). I think how proud dad would have been of his son-in-law. Reflections on a life well lived Life… why is[…]

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  • Our Challenges

    The Takameter Jan 22, 2016 | 14:20 pm

    Our Challenges The past two weeks’ return to life in Ishinomaki following my dad’s death has felt rather complex and challenging. I’m not sure if it’s good or bad, but we hit the ground running, with me starting back at Nozomi Project[…]

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  • These painful, joyful days

    The De La Courier Jan 18, 2016 | 02:09 am

    Life often brings us joy juxtaposed with pain. Last week, Sarah Lantz, a surgeon that served at one of our hospitals in Zambia, died following a fight with cancer. Sarah was young, dynamic, very skilled and insightful. My favorite blog[…]

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  • My dad

    The Takameter Jan 13, 2016 | 12:41 pm

    My dad About nine months ago, I took a break from blogging.  I became too worried about what others thought, fearful of being judged for what I wrote – or didn’t write.  I still feel  uncomfortable with the desire to be real[…]

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  • Help (really!) Wanted

    The Takameter Jan 7, 2016 | 13:26 pm

    Help (really!) Wanted Help Wanted! Partner with Us in a Dynamic Work in Ishinomaki Be One, a house church network in Ishinomaki, is currently looking to fill the following positions (please see brief descriptions that follow): Nozomi Project Bilingual Staff Children’s Educator to tutor/teach[…]

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  • A Diary?

    The De La Courier Dec 31, 2015 | 21:33 pm

    Today will be my final entry for my 5-year diary. If I was in Japan, I would have picked up the next one at the local bookstore, having chosen from a variety of them on a table near the checkout[…]

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  • Connecting with De La Cour family

    The De La Courier Nov 12, 2015 | 02:54 am

    Stan and I just returned home from a great one-week visit to the North East. We visited friends on the North Fork of Long Island for a couple of days. Over the weekend we enjoyed time with ministry partners in[…]

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  • on friendship

    Adair Update Nov 5, 2015 | 10:50 am

    I think I use the term “friend” quite loosely…I fear possibly more in line with the Facebook generation’s definition of friendship than how I would prefer to define it. In our last newsletter, I just noticed that we used the[…]

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  • Early Memories and a Sense of Loss

    The De La Courier Oct 31, 2015 | 22:12 pm

    The theme of grief and loss once again crossed my path as I pondered a blog published on Communicating Across Boundaries at the end of last month.  The writer was reflecting on how some of our TCK memories are intertwined with[…]

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