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  • Video: Japan Disaster Relief Project Report - 2 Years Later

    The Story is Not Over

    This Easter weekend, we are waiting for Sunday. The cross has spoken; the lifeless body of Jesus lays in the tomb. To the disciples, it seems hopeless . . . but Sunday's coming. The story is not over.

    In northeast Japan, the triple disaster of March 11, 2011 has spoken. At...

  • Being There

    Being ThereToday, 3/11, we have felt the burden and the privilege of walking with our Ishinomaki friends through the remembrance and the pain of two years ago. We are thankful for so many who have joined across the world to pray with us. We posted messages and photos today up on the wall for everyone to see — amazing reminders that Ishinomaki is not...

  • The Second Year

    Two Years Later...

    It has been two years since the March 11th disaster in Japan. Reconstruction is progressing in Tohoku, but there is still much work to do.

    Garrett Inouye, an A2 missionary, helped to put this video together to give an update about what is going on in Miyagi Prefecture. We trust this clip will compel you continue to pray for the...

  • Our Greatest Need is Leadership

    Lesson from Japan's triple disaster

    Our Greatest Need is LeadershipMakito Matsuda is pastor of Oasis Chapel in Rifu, Japan, one of the key hubs for relief efforts after the triple disaster in northeast Japan. Pastor Matsuda, a graduate of Asian Access’ leader development program, is one of the emerging generation leaders in Japan.

    Immediately following the disaster, people...

  • $1M match met!

    Thank you for helping us match the $1 million challenge for Japan. By November 1, the deadline for the matching grant, you helped us not only match the goal—you went above and beyond. We're still calculating all the funds to know exactly where we stand, but we now know that we've exceeded the match. We are so grateful for God's provision.


  • Match offer expires November 1st - There's still time to double your gift

    2 A2-Jpn Disaster-Relief Report-Sep2012-p2-5b1-5dDear Friend,

    Thank you for your prayers and support for the ongoing work of Asian Access and the response toward tsunami relief in Japan the past 18 months. To show you what support from people like you has accomplished, we have posted a report online, which you can view here.

    In addition, I wanted to remind you that Asian Access has until...

  • Effects of Japan tsunami still spreading

    Tsunami impacting hearts, Japan, now North America

    Effects of Japan tsunami still spreadingJAPAN (MNN) ―The effects of the 2011 Japan tsunami and earthquake are even more widespread now than they were 14 months ago.

    Reminders of that fateful day remain for miles in Japan, deeply embedded in the hearts of survivors, and stretching as far as another continent.

    Debris has been...

  • Reflections from Japan's Disaster

    Reflections from Japan's DisasterOn the First Anniversary

    We’ve compiled a series of reflections on Japan's triple disaster on March 11, 2011--the Earthquake, the Tsunami and the Nuclear Crisis in the Tohoku region--on the occasion of its one year anniversary.

    Interactive Reflections:http://www.asianaccess.org/reflections

    This monumental disaster has deeply impacted the...

  • Mission Network News Interview - Joe Handley (Asian Access) - Fri, 09 Mar 2012

    MNN's Ruth Kramer interviews Asian Access' President, Joe Handley about Japan's one-year anniversary of disaster.

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  • Thank you for investing in Japan!

    I want to deeply thank everyone who has donated to Asian Access' disaster relief efforts in Japan. Please take a minute to watch my brief video thank-you.

    Great News!

    As we approach the first anniversary of the Japan disaster, I have great news! Asian Access has just received another $1 million matching gift opportunity...

  • Tsunami Update: Asian Access Provides Relief in Japan

    Boots used by volunteers to help clean out the mud from homes in the Tsunami stricken areas of northern Japan.Thank you so much for the prayers and support for Japan following the March 11 triple disaster. Below is a brief report sharing what Asian Access has had the privilege of participating in due to your contributions, prayers and service teams.

    PHASE ONE: The last few months (Much of this in partnership with several churches and ministries)

    1) Helped deliver over 30 tons  of relief supplies— food, diapers, hygiene products, soap, toilet paper, bicycles, clothing, blankets, water and bedding. [Our staff purchased and delivered more than 2 tons of supplies the first week after the disaster alone.];  2) Even larger amounts  of...

  • An oasis from the storm

    Several weeks ago, I was introduced to Thomas Kim from Churches Helping Churches. From the moment we met, we knew there would be great synergy and collaboration. Why? Because we share the same ideas about ministry. We are both committed to coming alongside of pastors and churches in the midst of the chaos they face following a disaster; which in this instance is the triple disaster that hit Japan on March 11th, one of the worst disasters in world history...

  • My Japan update interview with Mission Network News

    I just wanted to post my full 10-minute interview with Mission Network News. The fine folks at MNN are doing a story to update everyone about the needs in Japan. So they connected with me from Fukushima, Japan via Skype. This is the recording from MNN... I trust you find the interview informative and encouraging. Most of all, I hope it will motivate you to continue praying for the nation of Japan and the full gospel's advance among the Japanese people.

  • "For such a time as this" - $1M Matching Challenge for Japan

    Desolation in Sendai

    “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
    Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and
    the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters
    roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.”

    Psalm 46:1-3

    Dear Friends, thank you for the generous outpouring of love and support towards Japan and our mission family at this hour of great need in Japan. As you may have heard, most of our Japan staff along with my wife and I were in Nagano on March 11th when the earthquakes and corresponding tsunami struck...

  • Joe's Interview on Moody Radio Network

    Moody Radio Network interviewed me recently about the latest Japan Tsunami Relief situation. Please take 11 minutes to listen to the interview:


  • The Global Status of Japan Disaster


    Global Issues logo Last week, The Mission Exchange, hosted a Global Issues Webinar focused on "The Global Status of Japan Disaster" and interviewed me. . .


    The Mission Exchange:


    "In the April 2011 Global Issues Update, Joe Handley, President of Asian Access, shares about the difficult journey facing the people of Japan and the window of opportunity this natural disaster presents for the global church to demonstrate the compassion of Jesus. Many hours of prayer and years of service for the kingdom in Japan have yielded...


  • Thank you for giving to Japan Tsunami Relief

    Here's my quick video message to say "Thank You"  to everyone who has given to the A2/Japan tsunami relief fund and everyone who has prayed.


    Please continue to pray for the Japanese people to see God's love delivered through His local churches both in Japan and across the world.

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    Joe Handley

    p.s. - If you don't see a video player, you can see the video clip here or on YouTube:


    More information...

  • Samaritan's Purse sends much-needed supplies


    Samaritan's Purse is on our short list of recommended organizations doing relief work in Japan. We've put them on our list because they deliver the right kind of aid quickly and through effective channels -- local Christian churches.

    Most of you likely know that Samaritan's Purse airlifted 93 tons of relief supplies to Japan on March 19. Asian Access and CRASH are honored to be working alongside this North Carolina-based relief organization, helping to deliver these supplies to Christian churches who

  • $1M Matching Grant for Japan Relief

    $1M Matching Gift for Japan Relief

    Help us match $1,000,000 to bring relief to Japan following the Tsunami: 

    Asian Access received a $1,000,000 matching gift pledge to help meet the spiritual and physical needs of those who have been impacted by the devastating earthquakes and tsunami last week. This gift and the funds given to match the pledge will help us achieve our mission for Asian Access/Japan "to unite the church" and "extend the transforming power of the gospel."

  • A Kairos Moment for the Church in Japan

    Japan Tsunami (AP)The last few days have proven to be memorable and horrific. It has been overwhelming to watch the images in Japan. We are called to act to bring the love of Christ to this hurting world. We trust that it will be a special moment for the work of God in Japan. Yesterday Japan was jolted by the largest earthquake to ever hit this country, creating a tsunami of devastating impact. You've seen the reports of cities around Sendai that have been nearly completely destroyed. Other...

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