Ann and Bruce Borquist serve as missionaries of International Ministries ABCUSA in Belo Horizonte, Brazil in partnership with JAMI, the international mission agency of the National Baptist Convention of Brazil. The Borquists equip Brazilian missionaries to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ in countries around the world, including unreached people groups in Brazil. Based at JAMI's missionary training center in Belo Horizonte, they serve as teachers and pastoral counselors training new missionaries in the areas of cross-cultural ministry skills, Christian community and economic development, and English language for mission.
Ann and Bruce are excited to be part of the growing response of "majority world" churches to the Great Commission, as these churches increasingly send and support their own missionaries. In addition to their ministry in Brazil, they share with American Baptist congregations what they learn from our Brazilian Baptist partners. In this way, we they live out Paul's command to "encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing." (1 Thess. 5:11)
The Borquists served as American Baptist missionaries in the Philippines from 1987-1996, supporting ministries of Christian leadership development, church strengthening, and community and economic development.