Friday, August 18, 2006

"Seven Questions with Antonio Brasseau"

1. What were some of the key issues that lead you to serve with the International Mission Board?

Well, this question may only partly apply to me. I am a missionary of For Thee One Ministries and a Southern Baptist. I have a project number with the IMB and work along with an IMB missionary family. So, maybe read better for me, why work with the IMB? I think the IMB is the greatest sending body there is. For many I see it as a great option so that they have a salary and do not live on self-raised support. It’s a big organization and it is easy to find experienced missionaries who have been there and done that and can provide good counsel on what may work or what may not. This experience is what tops many other organizations and makes better missionaries. The IMB has a solid strategy, where in this many other organizations are very shaky.

2. What is your greatest passion?

My passion is living the Great Commission. It’s not just seeing people saved but its teaching them about Jesus.

3. What is the most amazing thing that has happened to you while serving as a missionary?

We worked a project in North Mexico. It had rained cats and dogs all week. Sunday was the last day of the project. On the way to church, we were going to have to park our vans and walk to church. The locals said there would be no way to pass and we would have to trail through the mud. Amazingly, God dried the road all the way into the church. All around roads were full of water and mud, but not the one to the church.

4. What is one thing you would want every Southern Baptist to know about your ministry?

We need you in every aspect. We need you to pray, go, and support. We could not do it without you.

5. What has been the biggest culture change that you have experienced since leaving the States?

Waiting. If it starts at six, it is really sevenish.

6. What are two or three things that you hope to accomplish in the next year?

Plant a church (also, currently in the process of starting an English church). I also hope to see a fire in the hearts of those I work with here to reach the lost and disciple believers.

7. Are there some prayer needs that we could begin lifting up in prayer?

Pray that we will stay focused on Christ. Pray for the hearts of those that we minister to and that they will open their hearts to the Gospel.

Antonio Brasseau is a missionary in Mexico working with For Thee One and the IMB. For more information on Antonio, please visit Living on Mission.


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