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"Expect great things from God! 
Attempt great things for God!
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Abide in Christ is dedicated to the proclamation of the Good News of Jesus Christ and making disciples of all nations, teaching them the Word of God to His glory (Philippians 2:9-11; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 11:36). Jesus said, "Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love" (John 15:9).  



  • Thank you for praying for the 6th Annual Peniel Theological Seminary Leader Conference   PDF  August 1-4, 2016, in Riobamba, Ecuador. Chema and Carmen Reinoso, the Spanish speaker for Charles Stanley InTouch ministry joined Wil Pounds as featured speakers. We celebrated student graduation at Peniel Theological Seminary in Riobamba, and the  extension in Pallatanga. Wil gave the message at graduaton services.
  • Praise the Lord for a new Missionary Visa for Ecuador. Thank you to everyone who joined us in prayer. It is another confirmation that the Lord is guiding and providing in this ministry.
  • Praise the Lord for the excellent response to two Peniel Theological Seminary courses Wil taught in June and July in Quito, Ecuador. Enlarge Our Tent Lord   PDF  
  • Please continue to pray for Ecuadorian Youth with a Passion for Personal Evangelism    PDF 
  • Thank you for praying for a dental and evangelism team ministering in a Shuar community in Ecuador. Wil Pounds and Bobby Franklin taught Continuing Education Units for Peniel Seminary graduates, students and pastors in Riobamba during the month of March. Language of Love in Ecuador   PDF Also Dr. John Howell's report WHERE HE LEADS ECUADOR Spring 2016 John Howell, DDS      REACHING THE PEOPLES: BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS THROUGH RESOLUTION  John Howell, Jr., DDS 
  • Please pray as we "Expect great things of God and attempt great things for God" in 2016. Peniel Theological Seminary has asked Wil to teach six courses in their extensions in Guayaquil and Quito. He will also present workshops on personal evangelism and Biblical doctrine in Quichua churches where seminary students and professors pastor. Please pray for the 6th Annual Pastor Leadership Conference August 1-4, 2016.
  • Praise the Lord forpurchase of property for Peniel Seminary.
  • Thank you for praying for Peniel Theological Seminary extension classes on the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit.  Come and Help Us   PDF
  • Thank you for praying for the recent Leadership Training for Quechua Pastors in Ecuador     PDF  .
  • Thank you for praying for Jerry Starnes and Wil Pounds' evangelism and discipleship ministry in Ongole, India. Personal Evangelism Training in Ongole, India   PDF
  • Praise the Lord with us for successful Dental Team what ministered in San Juan de Guabo and Shuar communities in the jungle of Ecuador. Evangelism Team at San Juan de Guabo, Chivias and Kintia Panki, Ecuador  PDF   Also, Ecuador Mission team report by Dr. John Howell, Jr  PDF 
  • Praise the Lord for the 5th Annual Quichua Pastor's Conference and graduation at Peniel in July 2015. Wil serves as the International Coordinator and Bible teacher for the seminary. He was joined this year with Lenin and Nelida de Janon as speakers for the pastors and their wives. Lenin has served as the Spanish voice of Dr. Adrian Rogers on El Amor que Vale. He and Nelida served as missionaries for 33 years with HCJB, the Voice of the Andes in Quito, Ecuador. Wil and Ann also serve with them for 20 years at HCJB.  Pastor Leadership Conference Celebrating 5 Years Peniel Theological Seminary  PDF 
  • Please pray for Wil and Jerry Starnes as they prepare for ministering in Ongole, Madras, India in October 2015.
  • Pray for A New Work of Faith in San Juan Guaboc in Ecuador  PDF  started by Peniel Theological Seminary staff in a rural village near Mt. Chimborazo. This is the only evangelical church work in a large rural area serving several communities 30 minutes from Riobamba.
  • God's Chosen Instruments in Ecuador have a passion to be used of God to reach a lost world with His saving grace.
  • How Shall They Hear Without a Preacher in Ecuador? Wil taught courses for Peniel Theological Seminary extensions in Quito and Pallatanga on Old Testament Historical Books and the Gospel of Matthew.
  • Peniel Seminary Students with a Missionary Vision to reach Women and Students in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Wil also spoke in Quichua churches on how to maintain sound doctrine.
  • Wil taught personal evangelism in churches in Nicaragua in September. Unto the Ends of the Earth  PDF 
  • He will give presentations on how to maintain sound doctrine in churches in Riobamba, Ecuador in December. He will also teach a course for Peniel Theological Seminary at their extension in Guayaquil. 
  • 4th Annual Quichua Pastor's Leadership Conference in Riobamba, Ecuador at Peniel Theological Seminary. Wil serves as International Coordinator and teaches seminary courses. Please pray for property on which to build seminary classrooms. We have 170 students in five locations.
  • Advancing the Gospel in New Frontiers in Nicaragua by teaching personal evangelism in Baptist Churches near the Costa Rican border.
  • Wil returned to Ecuador in May to conduct evangelism training with Alejandro Guacho and Damaso Francisco at Chivios, and Santo Domingo. Revitalizing a Shuar Church in Ecuador  .
  • Wil and Jerry Starnes conducted evangelism workshops at the Devil's Nose Ecuador PDF Please pray for new believers going thorugh intense persecution in communities around Baubuc San Jose.
  • Personal Evangelism in the Banana Capital of the World   PDF.  Wil taught Quichua pastors the course on false cults and sound doctrine at the Pallatanga Extension of Peniel Theological Seminary, and evangelism training in churches in Machalla.
  • Thank you for praying for  the National Quichua Pastor's Conference in Ambato, Ecuador   PDF   in December 2013. 
  • Praise the Lord for Abide in Christ Baptist Church Esteli, Nicaragua and evangelism team teaching evangelism workshops and leading pastors and church leader to go door-to-door witnessing in Esteli and San Rafael del Sur, Nicaragua.
  • The third annual Quichua Pastor and Wive's Workshop in Riobamba, and Guaranda, Ecuador    PDF , July 29-August 4, 2013.
  • Praise the Lord for a A Fruitful Harvest by Abide in Christ Evangelism Team in Nicaragua   PDF   in Esteli, June 2013. A team from the U.S. encouraged participants in the workshops by joining them going door-to-door witnessing.
  • Continuing Theological Education in Ecuador    PDF  In May 2013 Wil taugth two evangelism workshops, and the course on Christian Ethics at Peniel Theological Seminary Pallatanga Extension.
  • Pray for evangelism workshops and teams going to Ecuador and Nicaragua. 2013 got off to a good start with Aristides Bustillo beginning a new church plant in Esteli, Nicaragua in January. Alberto Copa began serving fulltime as Rector of Peniel Theological Seminary in Riobamba, Ecuador. Divine Encounter in Guayaquil
  • Pray for new students at Peniel Theological Seminary, Riobamba, Ecuador who Study to Show Yourself Approved of God. Wil Pounds taugth the course on "Salvation" at two seminary extensions in Pallatanga and Riobamba. The first semister students at the new Peniel  Seminary Extension in Guaranda took their finals. The seminary began four years ago with 13 students, and has grown to 130. Please pray daily for the students and staff. Wil serves as adjunct professor of evangelism and theology.
  • Praise God for New Seminary Extension in Guaranda, Ecuador in October-November, 2012. 
  • Thank you for praying for evangelism training in Nicaragua in September 2012. Workmen are Approved of God to share Christ in Nicaragua. 
  • Praise the Lord for Quichua Pastor and Wives' Conference and Teaching Evangelism by Doing It -- door to door witnessing July 27-August 11, 2012.
  • Praise the Lord for Miskito People Evangelism Training in Nicaragua June 2012. 
  • Where Would You Begin? How do we reach the next generation for Christ? Evangelism training classes in Chimborazo and Bolivar Provinces, Ecuador in May, 2012.
  • Praise the Lord for excellent response to Key Word Studies Doctrine Conference in Santo Domingo, Ecuador, in March 2012.
  • Thank you for praying for evangelism conferences in Quechua speaking churches in Ecuador, January 2012. Power of God to Salvation of Quechuas
  • Praise the Lord for conferences on the apostle Paul's letter to the Galatians in Riobamba, Portoviejo, Jipijapa  and Manata, Ecuador, in November 2011. Hunger for God's Word in Ecuador.
  • Praise the Lord for successful Evangelism Conferences in Nicaragua in September 2011
  • Praise the Lord for a very successful Pastor and Wives' Conference with the Quechuas in Riobamba, Ecuador.
  • Dr, John Howell's report on Evangelism Conferences in Laguna San Martin at Iglesia Tierra de Canan and Santa Ana in August 2011.
  • Praise the Lord for  for evangelism conferences with Quechua churches in Riobamba, Gatazo, and Jipijapa, Ecuador in  June, 2011.
  • Praise the Lord for four evangelism workshops and conferences held in Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas, Gataso, San Barnardo and Guayaquil, Ecuador in April 2011. Wil presented the plan of salvation during a five minute TV interview in Santo Domingo, and then participated with three pastors in a discussion program on idolatry.
  • Praise the Lord for excellent attendance and participation in the Evangelism Workshops in Wiwili, San Juan de Rio Coca, and San Raphael de Norte in north central Nicaragua in February 2011. We have been invited to return to north central Nicaragua for conferences in September 2011.
  • Praise the Lord for Evangelism Workshops for Quechua indigenous pastors and church leaders in Riobamba, Ecuador in November 2010. This New Ministry to Quechuas will continue in 2011 with three Evangelism in Conferences in April and July. We will also have a Pastor's Conference for church leaders in Riobamba, Ecuador scheduled for August 2011.
  • Praise the Lord for completion of the Construction of new Baptist mission in Ocotal, Nicaragua, October 2010.
  • Praise the Lord for Construction Team in Danli, Honduras September, 2010, and for Evangelism Workshops with Baptist pastors in Teupasente, Honduras.
  • Praise the Lord for Powerful Personal Witness for over 400 personal decisions for Christ  in Ocotal, Nicaragua July 2-11, 2010, and at Evangelism in Depth workshops for pastors and church leaders in Oropoli, Honduras, July 12-16, 2010.
  • Thank you for praying for the Evangelism Workshops with Quichua churches in Chachapoyas, Peru and Ecuador in May 2010.
  • Thank you for praying for the Evangelism Workshops in Nicaragua February 4-10, 2010. Wil conducted three evangelism conferences in el Naranjo, San Lucas and Santa Clara. We had over a hundred decisions during the week. There were over 40 university and high school participants in one location. The Medical-Dental-Evangelism team from Woodland Heights Baptist Church, Conway, AR worked in in the town of Zapotillo, February 14-18, 2010. There were 225 professions of faith, 1,600 Bibles distributed. We treated 1,251 patients and filled 6,465 prescriptions. There were 305 dental patients and 624 teeth extracted. All services and medicines were provided free of charge. This medical team is being followed-up by visits from Juan Alberto and Pastor Garcia, the pastor of the Zapotillo Baptist Mission. Wil taught the workshop on witnessing to over 30 students at the Las Crucitas Bible Institute and led them in witnessing door-to-door at Linaca in El Paraiso Feb. 18-26, 2010.
  • November 2009 - We give praise to the Lord for the many people who made decisions for Christ in Evangelism Workshops this year in Honduras and Nicaragua. Please pray for pastors as they follow-up on these decisions in their churches and communities.
  • Praise the Lord for Evangelism in Depth conferences at Las Crusitas Bible Institute in Honduras and the city of Talanga in August 2009.  We also presented Evangelism Conferences in four cities in Nicaragua in September 2009. We praise the Lord for over two hundred people who made decisions for Christ.
  • Praise the Lord for excellent Evangelism Workshops with Nicaraguan Baptist pastors in Ocotal June 2009.
  • Praise the Lord for university students from Woodland Heights Baptist Church who witnessed door-to-door and conducted evangelistic services in Lepaterique, Honduras Evangelism in Depth in Lepaterique, Honduras.
  • March 1, 2009 - We give praise to the Lord Jesus Christ for the completion of two new buildings in Honduras. Alpha and Omega Baptist Church has a new workshop center completed, and the Baptist mission at Zapotillo has a secure home for the pastor and his family. Two evangelism teams passed out tracts and witnessed from door to door in the subdivision around the home church in Danli and the town of Zapotillo. Many first time decisions were made. The national pastors are following up on the work. Plans are being made for medical-dental-evangelism teams to work in Zapotillo in 2010. Evangelism Team Witnessing in Danli and Zapotillo     Evangelism and Construction Team Danli & Zapotillo January 2009

    • January 1, 2009 - Pray for three construction and evangelism teams working in Honduras, January 22- February 17, 2009. A worship center will be built in Danli, and a pastor's home in Zapotillo. Evangelism teams will do children's Bible classes and door to door evangelism in Las Acacias and Zapotillo. Please pray for these teams and the Lord's provision.
    • September 21, 2008 - Pray for Evangelism Teams, VBS and construction team for February 2009 in Honduras.  Also pray for an evangelism team for Lepaterique for the summer of 2009.
    • September 19, 2008 - Report from Dr. John Howell on Evangelism in Depth team in Honduras.  Door-to-Door Evangelism Team at Las Acacias report by Dr. John Howell Also report from Evangelism Team in Palacaguina, Nicaragua

    • July 27, 2008 - Pray for Evangelism in Depth workshops planned for Nicaragua August 23-31 and September 1-6 in Honduras. A team from Woodland Heights Baptist Church in Conway, AR will be working with Wil in Honduras.

    • July 1, 2008 - Pray for the Church that Meets in Pablo's House in Lepaterique, Honduras. Every Sunday afternoon at 3:00 a group meets for worship service and Bible study. Thirty pastors and church leaders attended the Evangelism Workshop in June.

    • May 28, 2008 - Pray for Evangelism Workshop and evangelistic campaign in Honduras May 30-June 7, 2008. Also, a church construction project is planned for February 2009 in Danli, Honduras for Alpha and Omega Baptist Church. This will include construction, VBS and evangelistic meetings.

    • March 30, 2008 - Pray for Evangelism Workshops planned for Nicaragua in August and in Honduras in June and September.

    • February 9, 2008 - Work completed on two mission churches in Zapotillo and Las Acacias subdivision in Danli, Honduras. The Zapotillo Baptist Mission building in Zapotillo was dedicated on Monday, February 4th. The Las Acacias Baptist Mission building was dedicated on Thursday, February 7th. We praise the Lord for the provision of funds for the completion of these buildings.  Two Mission Churches Completed

    • January 1, 2008 - Please pray daily for six weeks of ministry in Honduras. The foundations for the two mission churches have been finished. January 1st the walls will be constructed for the Zapotillo Baptist Mission. January 7th the Las Acacias Baptist Mission will be constructed. January 13th the Medical-Dental-Evangelism team will begin ministering in Zapotillo. January 19-24 seminary extension students will work at follow-up and discipleship in Zapotillo. Wil will teach an Evangelism Workshop in Ocotal, Nicaragua and January 19-24 the Lake Village Baptist Church team will construct the roofs for the two missions.

    • Praise the Lord for His provision of funds to build two Baptist mission churches in Honduras. We need two construction teams to lay cinder blocks for January 1, 2008. A second team will build metal trusses and metal roofs on the churches the last week of January. A medical dental evangelism team from First Baptist Church, McGehee, AR will work in Zapotillo, January 12-19, 2008. Pray for wisdom and guidance for these teams. God at Work in Two New Mission Starts in Honduras

    • At the request of pastors and church leaders in Nicaragua we will begin courses in September. Please pray for wisdom as Wil prepares a special three day workshop on personal evangelism for these pastors. It is being developed with the idea that these pastors will be able to take the workbook and teach in their churches. He is also preparing part two of the course on the Gospel of John for pastors in Honduras. Pray for funds to print these courses and workbooks for students. We provide these free of charge to rural pastors and church leaders. Our goal is to provide the evangelism workbooks free of charge to all students in these rural churches where the pastors return to teach. Evangelism Workshops in Honduras and Nicaragua

    • May 24 - June 2 Wil taught two courses to pastors and church leaders in Danli, Honduras. The new course on part one of the Gospel of John was well received. Pastors from Choluteca, San Pedro de Sula and Danli also studied personal evangelism. Gospel in Regions Beyond.

    • January 1, 2007 - Pray for Juan Alberto and Wil as they work with the Southeast Arkansas Medical Dental Evangelism team in northern Honduras January 13-18. Juan will provide music for evangelism outreach and Will will be preaching and translating for pastors from the U.S. The following week Wil and Alberto will be teaching the Letters of John to pastors and church leaders in Danli, Honduras.  Medical Dental Evangelism and Church Growth

    • At the December board meeting of Abide in Christ we provided funds to purchase two pieces of property to build worship buildings for two missions of Alpha and Omega Baptist Church. After two years of persecution and the murder of two men the Lord has reopened another preaching location in a small village. A couple of deacons will be conducting weekly Bible studies there. In January I will teach an intensive course on the Letters of the Apostle John. This will be the beginning of an advanced series of courses on books of the Bible for pastors and church leaders.

    • November 20, 2006 - Wil taught a course on the doctrine of the Church and introduced another course on Church History beginning with Acts. The students will spend the next two months studying these text books and completing assigned tasks. We had a beautiful graduation service for those who have completed the ten courses for Pastors and Church Leadership. Graduation of Students New Mission Churches

    • October 1, 2006 - Please pray for our for classes scheduled for November 2-18. Pray for anointing of the Lord, wisdom and guidance as Wil teaches two courses on Church Ministry Administration and Education and a course on Survey of Church History. Also, pray for the Lord's guidance in preparations for new evangelism saturation ministries in Nicaragua and Honduras.

    • July 1-7, 2006 - I cease to be amazed at how much ministry God can pack into one week. The course on Bible Doctrine for pastors and church leaders focused on the Trinity and salvation. God opened door to preach to 225 workers in a tobacco field in Trojes, Honduras. We distributed New Testaments and we baptized new believers. Preach the Gospel in Season and Out and Mission Outreach in Danli, Honduras.

    • June 1, 2006 - Please pray for wisdom as we seek God's direction for 2007. June 29-July 7, 2006 Wil returns to Honduras to teach the course on Bible Doctrine. The students will then continue studying the text book and working in groups until the first week in September when he will teach the next course. After the courses in September and November we will have graduation for those who will have completed the 10 course in this cycle. Gabe Churchwell will also work with us to distribute New Testaments and share the plan of salvation with over 100 agricultural workers in Trojes.

    • Praise the Lord for excellent ministry to students in the course on "Personal Spiritual Life and Pastoral Ministry" taught on April 1-7, 2006. The timing of the course was perfect for needs in a rural church without leadership that meets 7 hours away from Danli. A student will return with timely and Bible centered content for the rural mountain village church where he is a member. Also, some of our students and a deacon at Alpha and Omega Baptist Church have started a new mission in a large new subdivision in Danli, Honduras. Please pray for Blanca, Santos, Juan Alberto and other believers as they conduct Bible studies in home and preach in open air meetings and show gospel films.

    • March 30, 2006 - Please pray for Wil's classes on the "Personal Spiritual Life and Pastoral Ministry" for rural pastors and church leaders in Danli, Honduras, April 1-7, 2006. We praise the Lord for his provisions for this trip. Pray for wisdom, guidance, leading of the Holy Spirit this week. Pray for students.

    • We need small construction and evangelism team to work with us in rural towns and villages in Latin America.

    We will provide all logistics for the team, purchase of tickets, exit permits, professional documents, etc. Each person joining the team will be responsible for securing his own funds to cover air travel, room and board, and any personal expenses.

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