Get to Know the Borja Family

Hi, we're RJ and Janessa Borja. We minister in Brazil Belem.


Ministry Description

Updated 08/29/2019
The CCI journey has been incredible and what a way to start out in ministry as a couple. Rj personally has learned many new ways of a different culture which is then met with Janessa’s depth full understanding of the Brazilian culture gives a fun joy when ministering to the people of Brasil together, all to say we’re learning our way of ministry together. As of the 28th of August RJ was able to obtain his Permanent Residency because of God’s grace and Janessa’s Permanent status in Brasil. This could mean a whole lot of things, before God it’s a huge open door to continue ministry in Brasil which is a desire we both have. If it were up to us both we would simply live in Brasil and do ministry there for the rest of our lives. Yet we will continue to trust the Lord and follow as He leads. This December of 2019 will mark the last month of the Cross Cultural Internship for us. Rj will be graduating in the month of January and you can feel free to join us there! Graduation will be held in the Jack Wartzyn Center in Schroon Lake, New York, January 17th. This is during the Word of Life New York missions conference which is January 16th to the 18th.

If you come you’ll probably get to meet our little one also! Which would be a wonderful joy for our family and friends to meet the little gift God blesses us with in our first year of marriage. Janessa and I are expecting little Borja in the month of September. Be praying for us as we continue on our parenthood journey. Filled with God’s grace and wisdom in leading a family.

After missions conference we will move to the south and continue to pursue ministry and discipleship in the home town of RJ’s parents, Gulfport, Mississippi. We have a couple of jobs available and still seeking the ministry and discipleship opportunities to become more equipped saints to equip other saints. We expect to be in Mississippi for 7- 8 months then be off to New Tribes Training in Missouri Lord willing.

Our goal will be to pursue missions with tribal people in Brazil or wherever else God may lead. We know that His plans and thoughts are greater than ours and we simply wish to follow His to see His will done.

Feel free to reach out to us and let us know how we can pray for you. We are really thankful for all our supporters and the Lord who has blessed us with you all along the way.

Learn more about the ministry in Brazil Belem.

About RJ

My name is Ray-Jeovannii, I was born into a family that had a reminesce of Christ but was incomplete of the Gospel’s full influence. At the age of 12 I went to a Christian camp in Southern California, I learned of the name of Jesus in a personal way and confessed Jesus as Savior but continued to live with little influence of His transformation. At the age of twenty during my third year I’m the United States Marine Corps, Jesus called me back to himself. Since then the Lord has led me to Bible School and to take up a wonderful discipleship opportunity with college men. This was where I met Janessa and began my pursuit after we worked together for two years. We are now married and serving out Risen Savior together in Belem, Brazil.

About Janessa

I came to the knowledge of my sins and accepted Christ Jesus as my personal Savior when I was 5 yrs old. Ever since then it has been an ongoing process as i continue to grow in my relationship with Christ Jesus. I have a passion for ministry and discipleship and have a long time goal of being a full time missionary somewhere overseas ( possibly in a jungle with unreached indians).

Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19

Contact Information
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P.O. Box 2152
Gulfport, MS 39505

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