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United Missions

United Missions is the simple, efficient way that American Baptist churches pool financial resources to maximize the amount of good that we can do. These funds are used to connect resources with needs in a way that results in meaningful change in our churches and communities across the United States and Puerto Rico. For more information on the many ministries that United Mission is supporting and the impact that is happening, head to

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Edna Martin Christian Center

The Edna Martin Christian Center has served Indianoplis for over 75 years, working to bridge cultural, racial, and economic differences in order to support and nurture the people in their community.  The center has transformed the community around it and continues to not only meet the basic needs of their neighbors, but also, works to provide holistic programs that empower, encourage, and engender a vision of hope. We are proud to support their ministries. For more information on what is happening at the center and how you can help, head to

National Missionaries:
Ann & Bruce Borquist
ANN serves as Global Consultant for ministry “From Everywhere to Everyone” to build capacity in contextualized theological education, servant leadership, cross-cultural skills development, church-based holistic community transformation and work with refugees. BRUCE serves as Global Consultant for Holistic Community and Economic Development to promote faith-based social entrepreneurship, servant leadership, cross cultural skills development, and church-based holistic community transformation. They work alongside a wide range of Baptist partners including those in Brazil, Cambodia, Indonesia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, and others. Ann and Bruce have also served in the Philippines, the U.S. and Brazil since 1987



Kristy Engel

KRISTY is a global consultant with a health care focus. She is trained as a pediatric nurse practitioner and served for 12 years in the Dominican Republic, leading teams, and working with public health issues. She helped coordinate the 2010 Haiti earthquake relief and worked in Liberia during the 2014 Ebola outbreak. As a global consultant, Kristy provides health assessments, training, clinical skills, partner consultation, and crisis relief throughout the world. Teaching about Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) is a hallmark of her work.