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Pastor PoSan Ung shares how pastors in the Asian Access program multiply the training

 

"And the things you’ve heard me share, pass along to others”

– 1 Timothy 2:2

 

In this very brief video, PoSan, one of our country resource coordinators shares how the Asian Access training is being multiplied throughout Camobdia. This same story I hear over and over again throughout our ministry. The leverage in focusing on leading pastors is proving tremendous. Why? Because these pastors are passing on what they have learned to other congregations and leaders throughout the country.

 

One mission leader told me, “Joe, you are training the field marshals of the church! These pastors are influencing the next generation of pastors in a multiplying manner – training the ground troops across their nation. You must expand this ministry to new countries as the need in Asia is so great.”

 

Listen to Posan as he shares this important principle.

 

P.S. - To read a transcription of this video, please click here.

 

 

Translation:
My name is PoSan.  I am a pastor of a church plant in Boston.  I’ve been involved with Asian Access for about eight years now.  We are in our third class for Asian Access in Cambodia.  I had hoped to bring this program into the country.  I want to share with you a story just so you can see the impact Asian Access has for the pastors in this country.

 

The recent trip I just had gave me a chance to visit one of the pastors from our second class, pastor Kin Kuan, at a province, more of a countryside part of Cambodia.  While I was there he was really excited to have me visit and at the end of the worship he showed me a group of leaders that is impacting his training from around that region.  These are church planters, church leaders and he has them coming for studies on Thursday, every Thursday.  He’s excited about the lesson that he received from Asian Access and it’s been a beautiful witness to see what God is doing in that country.

 

Lastly, I just want to thank you for your prayers and for your support and praise the Lord for your work and your partnership in the Gospel. 

 

Here’s a quick video greeting from me at Narita Airport, following three days of meetings with our A2 leadership team.

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As for the celebration, our colleague, Tsuneya Kiguchi and his wife had a new baby and we held a party for them. Their new daughter is named Mioko which has a beautiful meaning. It means “a person who walks with God” or “a person who chooses to obey God as a priority.” What a beautiful name!

It’s so fun to celebrate a newborn’s life. It’s a refreshing reminder of our new life with Christ. That’s why I love the name Mioko so much. When we put our faith in Christ, we have a new set of priorities. We begin a journey of walking with God and choosing to obey him as our first love. It brings a freshness to our life and frees us from the bondage of our past.

We welcome baby Mioko Kiguchi into our family and likewise we are eager to see new babies being born in Christ throughout Asia. What a great day of celebration and what a great reminder of the purpose God has given us as a mission: to see new life in Christ multiplied through vibrant communities of faith across the continent.

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Ever since joining Asian Access as president in 2008, I've been having the time of my life. In this blog, I hope to share some stories that will encourage you to engage with this ministry. At Asian Access, we change the few, who change the many.

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