Joe Handley

FROM THE PRESIDENT

 

Stories from Joe Handley, president of A3

At Asian Access, we want to recommend a few select giving options. We realize that there are numerous fine choices for directing your financial assistance. There are certainly many excellent organizations doing great relief work.

However, sometimes it can be daunting to decide where to send your donations. So we offer this simple list to our community to help you narrow your choices, if that's helpful. The organizations on this list are particularly focused on the whole gospel in delivering their aid and we can wholeheartedly endorse their work..

These organizations are listed in alphabetical order:

 

Asian Access

http://asianaccess.org/A2-Japan-Tsunami-Relief-Fund.html

Giving to Asian Access' Japan Tsunami Relief Fund will go directly toward two objectives:

  1. Funds are being channeled to our network of local churches (across all denominations) that can distribute aid because they are locally present in these communities hard-hit by this disaster. This is how we saw the Church in Sri Lanka rebuild lives after the tsunami of 2004.
  2. Funds are being channeled through CRASH (see below) and will also enable our missionaries and short-term work teams to go into these areas, bringing assistance and the love of Christ. If interested in being a part of a work team: http://go2japan.org/tsunami-forum

CRASH Japan

http://crashjapan.com/

CRASH Japan is creating partnerships with churches in Japan, so that the relief is locally-based. Asian Access is fully committed to our partnership with CRASH because it is a collaborative effort (of mission organizations and churches) with our shared commitment to the local church as God’s delivery system for ministry. They have tremendous experience in relief work inside and outside of Japan. We personally know the people involved in coordinating this operation. In fact two of leadership team members are Asian Access folks, who work alongside CRASH Director Jonathan Wilson:

  • Rev. Joshua Hari, Coordinator for Containers and Shipping
  • Gary Bauman, Internal Communications Coordinator

Keep in mind that donations to CRASH are not U.S. tax-deductible.

These additional organizations are Lausanneconnections who are working in Japan. They are committed as we are to the 'whole Church bringing the wholegospel to the whole world,' and therefore, we highly recommend them for yourconsideration.

 

Redeemer City to City

http://redeemercitytocity.com/news.jsp?NEWS_param=92

 

Saddleback Peace Relief

http://www.saddleback.com/giving/opportunities/japanrelief/

 

Samaritans Purse

http://www.samaritanspurse.org/

 

World Relief

http://worldrelief.org/

 

World Vision

http://www.worldvision.org/#/home/main/japan-earthquake-main-1-1357

 

Keep in mind the this is our "short list." We may add to it, after we learn more about what different organizations are accomplishing.

We continue to thank you for your concern, for your prayers, and for your compassionate giving toward the plight of the Japanese people.

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