Joe Handley

 

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Stories from Joe Handley,
president of Asian Access

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I often speak with parents about the challenges of parenting and hear stories of the aches and pains people face or simply the frustrations of raising kids.

How encouraging to know that Asian Access missionary Barbara Bauman, with help from her husband Gary, has updated her outstanding book Discovering the Joy of Parenting. I can’t wait to get a copy!

The original book has been a lifesaver and game changer for many Japanese and Mongolian families around the world. It’s been available as a bilingual Japanese and English text since 2002, and in Mongolian since 2012. I’ve heard stories of transformed lives stretching from Europe to America and Asia. Isn’t that remarkable!

This book has had a tremendous impact—but during the past decade, technology has had a dramatic effect on what families have to deal with. The good news is that Barbara has done a complete rewrite and added three totally new lessons with today’s new generation of parents in mind. I’ve heard reports that people are begging to get copies already.

Asian Access and I are delighted with Barbara’s concern for families and the way she’s impacting lives through this book. Please help us share the news about this resource, as we know there will be many Japanese moms and dads that will want to get their hands on a copy.

By the end of March 2019, the book will be available in Japan through Family Forum Japan and local Christian bookstores. Gary and Barbara are also working on ways to make it more easily available to Japanese families around the world.

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More Information

  • Gary & Barbara Bauman's staff profile
  • Gary & Barbara's website
  • Discovering the Joy of Parenting
    • DJOP 2019 coverDeveloped over a period of seven years while ministering to Japanese mothers and learning their key parenting needs, the original edition of Discovering the Joy of Parenting went through five printings and sold over 8000 copies. It has been used throughout Japan and been translated and adapted for use in other Asian cultures. The world and Japanese society have gone through immense changes since the book was first published in 2002, so although the foundational biblical principles are still the same, the text was completely rewritten for the book’s updated release in March 2019 as Discovering the Joy of Parenting New Edition. In this text, lessons on managing money, time, and technology have been added for a new generation of Japanese parents.
    • To order in Japan:
      • The new book can now be ordered from Family Forum Japan (B5, 1,800 yen, 1,944 yen with tax).
      • For a direct link to order from the online store in Japanese, people can go to: https://ffj-shop.ocnk.net/product/44
      • Orders can be submitted in English by email only:
      • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Japan (MNN) — The coronavirus dealt another discouraging blow this week. Officials are postponing the Summer Olympic Games to 2021. More details here. The Olympics have been cancelled three times bu

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Asian Access adapts as Olympics officials reschedule

Japan (MNN) — The coronavirus dealt another discouraging blow this week. Officials are postponing the Summer Olympic Games to 2021. More details here. The Olympics have been cancelled three times but never postponed. “Japan as a society is disappointed that we’re having to delay. Likewise, all of us that are doing ministry related to the Olympics have a sense of disappointment. However, we also want the world to be safe,” Joe Handley of Asian Access tells MNN. “We realize what’s at stake so we’re trying to reach out in a different way...

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We are in this TOGETHER!

Dear Friends, One of the hallmarks of Asian Access is our belief in community. In fact, one of our three core values is “We LIVE Community!” In light of this, several of our countries are saddened that they cannot be meeting at this time due to the coronavirus impact. Despite their loss of meetings, they have expressed more concern for the people in their communities and for you than for their ability to meet. Herman Moldez, our director in the Philippines said, “Please pray for us as Metro Manila is now on lockdown… Pray for us as we seek to bring help to our communities.”

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Nozomi Project founder reflects at 9th anniversary of disaster

Sue Takamoto shares the story in an interview with Joe Handley

Nozomi Project started in 2012 as a response to Japan's terrible tsunami in 2011. And through this creative ministry, God is making something beautiful in brokenness. Sue Takamoto of Asian Access, through Be One Network, launched Nozomi Project (or "Hope" Project) to provide employment, dignity, biblical community and hope for women whose lives were broken by the disaster. Using broken shards of ceramic pottery, these workers create beautiful pieces of jewelry—not only as a way to make sustainable income, but more importantly to put their lives back together. The waves ruthlessly took away their loved ones, their homes and their hope; Nozomi Project is gracefully helping these women put the pieces back together... {addthis off}

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Hope is Rising on Japan's 9th Anniversary

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Fearing coronavirus, Japan closes all schools through beginning of April

Japan (MNN) Japan’s Prime Minister Abe Shinzo has closed schools in Japan through the month of March amid concerns about the upcoming Olympic Games. The Northern Japanese island Hokkaido has also been quarantined due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and Prime Minister Abe asked citizens to stay inside during the weekend. The move has surprised many, including working parents who now have to care for their children at home. Others questioned the effectiveness of such a move since parents will still have to go out and work after having contact with their children. Asian Access’ Joe Handley says the decision makes... {addthis off}

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Leap Day Time Capsule

My friend Tim Miles (I’ve never met him but still consider him a friend!) wrote a blog a few weeks ago challenging us to do something creative and unforgettable on Leap Day.  It sort of bugged me because I have been in the deficit in terms of emotional energy the past month or so, feeling incapable of coming up with anything... {addthis off}

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Coronavirus and How You Can Help

A few weeks ago, the coronavirus hit, and the world seems to be in an ever-growing cycle of media barrage. I’m sure most of you by now are taking necessary precautions and being wise in how to stay safe. You may be asking, how is the affecting ministry and what can I do about it? Some have asked, are you safe there in Asia (to me and my many of my colleagues)? The coronavirus was announced just before I was flying to a conference in SE Asia primarily focused on... {addthis off}

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Coronavirus sweeps across China

China (MNN) — A coronavirus continues to spread through China and to other countries, presenting new challenges for Asian Access. The coronavirus first appeared in the city of Wuhan in China. Like the SARS coronavirus in 2003, this currently unnamed virus has mutated to be able to infect not just animals, but humans as well. Precisely how it made the jump from animals to humans is unknown. China has quarantined more than... {addthis off}

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I can't. He can. I think I'll let Him!

Have you ever had one of those seasons where nothing seems to be working? Or, you realize most everything is out of your control? Oftentimes, I feel fairly confident and optimistic about life and ministry but this past year a number of things seemed to be clearly out of my control. And, ultimately, the reality is that we really don’t have control... {addthis off} 

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