Joe Handley

 

FROM THE PRESIDENT

 

Stories from Joe Handley, president of Asian Access

What will it take to reach Japan?

As we have looked at the spiritual and social needs of Japan (less than 1% of the population following Christ, tremendous social problems – rising suicide rates, latch-key/shut-in children, and disintegrating families), we believe God has called us to expand ministry in Japan.

With this goal in mind, Asian Access is seeking to aggressively pursue our mission, “to unite the church, multiply leaders and congregations, and extend the transforming power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”

To achieve this end, we aim to:

  1. Collaborate broadly with other church multiplication movements in the country.
  2. Identify more Japanese churches with a vision for Church Multiplication and equip them, so that they may be released to plant new churches.
  3. Send more missionaries committed to church multiplication movements in the country.
  4. Encourage the Church as a whole to establish holistic ministries addressing some of the most significant problems in Japanese society (eg. suicide, shut-ins, breakdown of the family, etc.).

Over the next few months, we anticipate launching a whole new effort to help us achieve this vision. So, keep following our website and posts (i.e., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) for more information...

A2 on Facebook [ http://facebook.com/AsianAccess ]A2 on Twitter [ http://twitter.com/AsianAccess ]A2 on LinkedIn [ http://linkedin.com/companies/asian-access ]

[Click the button to go directly to the A2 page on each site.]

Finally, keep us in your prayers as we seek to follow the Lord in his desire to see Japan reached for Christ.

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