Pray for Ann and Bruce Borquist serving as regional missionaries in Southeast Asia helping national leaders equip Christians for ministry.April 5, 2017
Ann and Bruce Borquist, serving in Brazil with the National Baptist Convention
Ann and Bruce serve as regional missionaries with partner Baptist conventions in Southeast Asia, including Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, New Zealand and the Philippines. They work alongside national leaders to build capacity in servant leadership, church-based community and economic development (including social entrepreneurship) and cross-cultural missionary training.
They write: A friend recently asked us: “What do you do as missionaries?” Great question! Since you may be wondering the same thing, here’s our quick answer: Right now, you are partners with us in equipping young Bible school students at a refugee camp, providing more accessible theological education to oral learners through brand new initiatives in two countries, helping Christian workers use business tools to develop innovative and sustainable solutions to pressing social problems, and mentoring the next generation of cross-cultural mission workers.
How can we bless our neighbors in a non-Christian context?
I recently led a workshop on Integral Evangelism for alumni and faculty of the Asho Chin Theological Seminary (Myanmar). We reflected on God’s design and purpose for the church, the role of the pastor, and talked about creative, practical ways to reach out to those who have never met Jesus
Secret agents of peace - wherever we are.
When I (Bruce) asked a group of 10 year olds at our church here in Wellington, “Where in the world is God’s peace [shalom] especially needed today?” their answers surprised me: “Syria, Afghanistan, the US, Russia, Indonesia.” Then I surprised them: “Did you know that there are followers of Jesus in each of those countries? And we’re all called to be secret agents of God’s peace wherever we are? Isn’t that awesome Earlier this month I (Ann) taught Christian Conflict Transformation to 64 4th year students. Please pray for God’s guidance as they serve in local churches and pursue further studies in the face of uncertainty caused by a 6-decade civil war in their home country.