Ann & Bruce Borquist
Ann & Bruce Borquist

[world map] Southeast Asia and Japan Southeast Asia and Japan
[pie chart]97%Support Pledged
From Everywhere to Everyone From Everywhere to Everyone
Training and Capacity Building Training and Capacity Building
Economic Development Economic Development
Ann and Bruce serve as regional consultants with partner Baptist conventions in the Asia-Pacific Region, including Cambodia, Indonesia, New Zealand, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. They work alongside national leaders to build capacity in theological education, church-based community and economic development, servant leadership, social entrepreneurship, cross-cultural global servant training and ministry with refugees.

Since 1987, Ann and Bruce have served in the Philippines, the U.S. and Brazil. Most recently, in Brazil they worked with the National Baptist Convention of Brazil as co-coordinators of the Integral Mission Network and the national program of Leadership and Ministry Development and helped equip Brazilian missionaries to share the good news of Jesus Christ in Brazil and around the world.
Projects, Journals & News
| Seeking a Safe Space

Safe spaces are important for all of us, and especially for the poor and vulnerable in our communities. I (Ann) saw how important the ministry of safe spaces is to our witness as Jesus followers on a recent trip to work with Baptist partners in two SE Asian countries.

| Over, Under or Alongside?

We build relationships based on mutual respect and an eagerness to cooperate with what God is doing in and through our beloved sisters and brothers in Christ around the world. We may make mistakes along the way, but this is the journey we are committed to.

| Darkness and Light

A friend wept as he recounted the horror of last Friday’s massacre in Christchurch, a colleague fought back tears as she welcomed students to class, a city volunteer’s voice broke as she welcomed parents to a kids’ program and asked for a moment of silence.

| Hopevale – from death to new life

If we are to glean any hope from the Hopevale story, perhaps it is this: we who aspire to be disciples of Jesus are “wounded healers” in the words of Henri Nouwen.

| The Peace Pole

“This peace pole is how we deal with conflict among our people,” the young seminary student explained, pointing at a huge wooden column in the center of the building.

| What is “Church”?

Have you ever wondered what it means to be “the church”? While it’s common to say we “go to church” on Sundays, theologians remind us we “go to be with the church” since “church” is the fellowship of God’s people – the community of faith – and not a building. We recently explored different dimensions of “being church” with the Union of Indonesian Baptist Churches.