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Monday, March 12, 2012

Collaboration: Generosity in Action!

At note from the Generous Mind Team:
This is the second of two posts Joe Handley, president of Asian Access, wrote. Thanks, Joe for your willingness to share. Make sure to follow him on twitter. And read his post below:

We are clearly in a new day for mission as highlighted last fall at Missio Nexus' conference: Reset! The world is rapidly changing and the way we do mission must keep up with the times.

This era of deep change has birthed all sorts of new mission realities: mergers, partnerships, alliances and working together in ways rarely before imagined. For one example of a new endeavor, see the strategic partnership forged by Asian Access and SIM USA. Each organization offers its own strengths toward achieving a joint vision in Japan. This is a whole new way of doing mission together!

This new model is birthing out of a unique kairos moment for the Church in Japan. Churches across that countryespecially affected regions of Tohoku—are working together like never before. Furthermore, organizations like Samaritan's Purse, Food for the Hungry, Churches Helping Churches, and Asian Access have come together to serve and resource the unsung heroes of the crisis: Japanese Pastors and Churches.

The generous spirit behind this new wave of collaboration has been led by these visionary pastors who have forged new alliances to "Be the Church" together during this critical time: Japan's Hour for the Gospel! This is "the whole Gospel for the whole Church" as the Lausanne Movement slogan so aptly captures. Believers in Japan and around the world have rallied to be the 'hands and feet of Jesus' bringing hope and healing to the nation.

The generosity of these pastors and churches can be seen through their powerful reflections this past year following the triple disaster of March 11, 2011: 3 Waves… 3 Walls. Similar reflections are seen in the recent Christianity Today article on Japan.

What a joy it has been to participate in this moment for Generosity… As Asian Access received a New $1M Matching Opportunity to bring hope and healing to Japan, we will move forward in collaboration and working together.

God is at work. Will you join us in this revolution of generosity?

How are you seeing collaboration in your spheres of influence? I'd love to hear from you…

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