Asian Access spurs spiritual movement in South Asia

By June 17, 2016

South Asia (MNN) – Knowledge and logic may help you win an argument, but it’s not always the most effective way to lead people to Christ. Often times, just showing God’s love has the greatest impact.

(Photo courtesy of Asian Access)

(Photo courtesy of Asian Access)

That was the case with one Tibetan priest. Last year, we told you about a Buddhist Lama from Tibet who came to Christ and had a vision to plant churches throughout the valleys of the Himalayas.

Joe Handley, President of Asian Access, says one of the major reasons why this man became a Christian was because of the love believers had shown him in providing relief efforts when a natural disaster struck a nearby country a year ago.

Now, Handley has an encouraging update:

“This priest had such an influence in his community, in his nation, that 62 other Buddhist monks have now decided to follow Christ,” Handley says. “It is really remarkable.”

That’s not all. “Just within the last year alone, [church leaders] are estimating that more than 200,000 people have come to Christ as a result of the labors of the Christian community there.”

Buddhist temple (Photo courtesy of Harold Cecchetti via Flickr)

Buddhist temple (Photo courtesy of Harold Cecchetti via Flickr)

Asian Access is one organization that has played a key role in this spiritual movement, by training and discipling church leaders in order to establish long-term spiritual growth.

“Asian Access just has the privilege of coming alongside key pastors like the ones that have invested in this Tibetan priest’s life,” Handley says. “We invest deeply, building their capacity so they can reach their communities.

“God does amazing things when you invest in people and see them grow deeper in Him, grow stronger as leaders, learn how to reproduce other leaders, and then it spreads through church planting efforts in ways that are simply remarkable.”

Asian Access is making a major difference, but it needs your help to keep going. Handley asks for prayers that God would continue this spiritual movement in South Asia. There are also opportunities for you to give financially or even take a trip through Asian Access.

Click here to learn more.


  • I am interested in hearing more about AA and its impact in Tibet and other areas the Lord has entrusted them with.

  • LindaLinda says:

    Wow praise God who is Incredible, amazing and si so so worthy of our more and more people Lord. We need you!

  • Reagan Hoezee says:


    Thank you for your interest in Asian Access. You can learn more about this organization at its website: You can also contact them by phone at (626) 914-8990 or email at [email protected].

  • I am most amazed to read the figure 200,000 coming to Christ. Awesome Saviour. I am working on 64 families of refugee Tibetans in wester India, in a city called nashik. Not getting breakthrough. Can you send one of the born again Tibetan believer, he or she can stay with us. My wife Pam and me run a church, and spreading gospel among 1749 villages of different tongues and tribes who are unreached. There are many cities in India where our govt has given them refuge and Dalai Lama keeps them under demonic bondage.

  • Reagan Hoezee says:

    Pastor Joaquimk,

    Thank you for your comment. You will have to direct this question toward Asian Access. You can contact them by phone at (866) 862-0968 or through email at [email protected]

  • Robert says:

    This news is very exciting, but can you guarantee its truth? I have just returned from Kathmandu to UK. (I speak Nepali and Tibetan and spend a month in Nepal every year.) My Tibetan pastor friend who lives in Kathmandu had not heard of this news and says he would have heard of it if it were true. The figure of 2000 Tibetans in Nepal believing cannot be true as there are nowhere near that number in Nepal.
    Can you check you sources for these facts? I would be delighted to be assured that they are true.

  • Reagan Hoezee says:


    Thank you for your comment. The number of 2,000 believers in Nepal was a report by Joe Handley of Asian Access on the estimate of church leaders in Nepal. You can contact Asian Access for further explanation: [email protected]

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