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Hattiesburg, MS 39404-7921


Missions Index

NEW Divine Encounter in Guayaquil

NEW Study to Show Your Self Approved of God in Ecuador  PDF

NEW Seminary Extension in Guaranda, Ecuador    PDF

NEW Workmen Approved of God     PDF 

NEW Quichua Pastors and Wives'Conference 2012    PDF

NEW Teaching Evangelism by Doing It   PDF

NEW Miskito People Evangelism Training in Nicaragua PDF

Where Would You Begin?   PDF

Power of God to Salvation of Quechuas   PDF

Key Word Studies Doctrine Conference in Santo Domingo, Ecuador

Hunger for God's Word in Ecuador 

UPDATE Sowing and Reaping in Nicaragua   PDF 

Dr. John Howell's Evangelism Team Report on Ecuador  PDF

Pastor's Conference with the Quechuas in Riobamba, Ecuador August 2011    PDF 

Quechua churches in Riobamba, Gatazo, and Jipijapa, Ecuador in  June, 2011    PDF

Born to Multiply in Santo Domingo, Gataso, San Bardardo, and Guayaquil, Ecuador    PDF 
Evangelism Workshops in Wiwili, San Juan de Rio Coca, and San Raphael de Norte    PDF 

Ministry to Quechuas    PDF

Construction of new Baptist Mission Ocotal, Nicaragua    PDF 

Construction completed in Danli & Zapotillo - Evangelism Training in Teupasente

Powerful Personal Witness for Christ Over 500 Personal Decisions

Evangelism Workshops in Chachapoyas Peru

Evangelism Training in Nicaragua 2010

Las Crusitas Bible Institute in Honduras and the city of Talanga

Evangelism  Workshops four cities in Nicaragua

Evangelism Team in Lepaterique, Honduras

Evangelism Workshops with Nicaraguan Baptist pastors in Ocotal

Evangelism Team Witnessing in Danli and Zapotillo

 Evangelism and Construction Team Danli & Zapotillo January 2009

Evangelism Team in Palacaguina, Nicargua

Door-to-Door Evangelism Team at Las Acacias report by Dr. John Howell

Church that Meets in Pablo's House

Two New Missions Completed in Honduras

God at Work in Two New Mission Starts in Honduras

Evangelism Conference in Nicaragua

Gospel Outreach in
Regions Beyond

Medical Dental Evangelism and Church Growth

Graduation of Students
New Mission Churches

Preach the Gospel in Season
and Out

Mission Outreach in Danli, Honduras

Biblical Preaching & Teaching Course - Follow-up on Zapotillo

Baptist Mission Started in Zapotillo, Honduras

God in a
Cigar Factory!

Children's Bible Classes in Danli, Honduras

Baptism of new believers in Danli, Honduras

Bible Institute Courses by Extension

Juan Alberto Herrera's Testimony

First Bible Institute Course taught at Danli January 2005

Seminary Extension Courses in Managua, Nicaragua




Who are we?

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La Brea



San Francisco

Deaf Community



San Lucia

Tererro Blanco

El Playon de Paz

Report by Rex Henderson

Christian Missionaries and Missionary Christians
by Tom Ascol


"We never test the resources of God until we attempt the impossible"
-- F. B. Meyer


"We must do something!

Expect great things from God! Attempt great things for God!" -- William Carey,
father of the modern missionary movement.


"Anything God has ever done He can do now. Anything He has ever done anywhere, He can do here! Anything God has ever done for anyone He can do for us" - A. W. Tozer

Non-profit faith based Short-term Volunteer Mission Projects designed with a clear focus on church planting in rural areas of the world.

I Saw God Do It!
Wil & Ann Pounds

Power of God to Salvation of Quechuas

Evangelism Workshop in Totoras, Ecuador
Evangelism workship in Totoras, Ecuador

"I am debtor both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish. Thus, for my part, I am eager to preach the gospel to you also who are in Rome. For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to every one who believers, to the Jew first and also to the Greek" (Romans 1:16 ).

I have just completed personal evangelism workshops in Totoras, Ecuador.

These workshops in several locations have been well attended. There is a hunger in these churches for solid Biblical teaching, and for encouragement to share Christ.

I taught the material I wrote in the Spanish training manual on evangelism. I don't think I have ever been around a group of believers who have such a hunger to learn how to share Christ with others.

Andean village thatched roof Totoras, Ecuador  Andean community Ecuador

In the community of Totoras, the church is at 12,780 feet above sea level. Potatoes, onions and large butter beans grow at this altitude. The air is rare, and at 13,000 feet sheep feed on Paramo grass. Nothing else grows above that altitude. But in this simple agricultural existence there is a passion for Christ.

I found that same hunger for God at Puculpala where I conducted three day personal witnessing workshop. There was an intense hunger to learn with a hundred questions and desire to apply what they are learning.

Quechua evangelical church Ecuador

The last conference in the Andes on this trip was held in the high isolated mountain village of Huaneu Pallaguchi. There were over 80 in attendance, and a constant appeal to please return and teach us more of these studies. The pastor expressed the same thoughts of many other pastors who tell me, "We have never heard such a simple presentation of the plan of salvation. It is so easy to share Christ this way. We have never had anyone show us how to mark the Bible and demonstrate how to use it."

Quechua believer witnessing

The first week I worked in towns along jungle road in Tena. One of the professors at Peniel Theological Seminary is the pastor in a town composed of jungle Quechuas who speak a different dialect from the Cotopaxi mountain Quechuas. Four two day conferences were held in this area. The professor-pastor told his congregation, "This is an in-depth Bible centered presentation of the Gospel message. It is not shallow. It is a simple presentation, yet profound."

Evangelism workshop Tena, Ecuador   

I also spent one afternoon in Colta speaking to a group of 50 Quechua pastor's wives at a special conference on the family led by Alberto and Nancy Copa. There is such an intense hunger to learn Biblical principles that they keep asking for more. Pray for these women who faithfully serve in churches along with their husbands.

Quechua indian pastor's wives conference 

One afternoon along this road, we visited a Quechua business man who owns a tourist camp along the Napo River that flows into the Amazon. He is a leader in the Baptist Church in the town. He invited his family and workers into a conference room and asked me to speak. I sensed the Lord leading me to take them down the Roman Road. When I finished with an invitation, one of the employees raised his hand and said, "I want to receive this free gift of eternal life today." We prayed with him as he put his trust in Christ. His boss said that this young man had been very hard to reach for Christ.


There is so much more I could share. Let me close with the testimony of a Quechua couple in Tena who accepted Christ as their savior 52 years ago, and have faithfully served Him in the midst of persecution. When Manuel was seven years old missionaries gave his older brother a hand cranked phonograph with records of Scriptures and Bible stories translated into Quechua. They got around the phonograph every day and cranked it and listened to the gospel message. They were too afraid to go into the missionaries homes, but God used this to open the door to their hearts and to faith in Christ. His brother, Pablo Sugui was the first believer in the community of San Antonio de Quito near Colta, Ecuador. Those who were opposted to the gospel called him "the devil's child." They tried to burn down a hay stack where he was hiding from them one night, and on another occasion they built a huge bonfire and said they were looking for this "son of the devil." God protected him and his younger brother and family trusted Christ. They grew in the grace of God in the midst of persecution.

We are privileged to serve the second generation of Quechua believers.  Pray with me that God will use these evangelism workshops to His glory among the Quechua speaking believers in Ecuador.

From Him, and through Him, and to Him be all the glory. "Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen" (1 Timothy 1:17, NASB).

Quechua believers enjoying meal at evangelism conference

what you can do

Partnership missions give you an opportunity to become personally involved in what God is doing in world missions. Pray daily for the work in Honduras. Give financially.  We are a faith mission and are dependent upon your financial gifts. Please pray about becoming involved in the support of our mission. “As long as the Lord provides I will give … $25  $50  $100 $___ a month.” Current Needs:

q     Pastor and Church Leadership Training Ministry in Ecuador.  Each trip costs approximately $3,000 and covers airplane tickets, room and board, rent for truck, gas, local workers, textbooks and food for students.

q     Pray for evangelism saturation teams to do door-to-door evangelism and rallies at night.

q     Pray for scholarships for Peniel Seminary students in Riobamba, Ecuador.

q     Pray for Evangelism Workshops with Nicaragua Baptist pastors.

q     Pray for wisdom to know where the Lord is leading to conduct evangelism workshops, and where to focus teaching ministry. We have been asked to return every three months and teach Ecuador pastors.

q     We are presenting one-day, three-day weekend, and one week Evangelism Workshops for pastors and church leaders in churches in Latin America. 

q     Pray for Alberto & Nancy Copa

Alberto Copa Director of Peniel Theological Seminary Riobamba Ecuador

Alberto Copa with his wife Nancy

Alberto is a pastor and leader in the Quechua Evangelical Churches in Chimborazo Province, Ecuador. He is Director of the Peniel Theological Seminary in Riobamba, Ecuador. He has over 20 years' experience pastoring bilingual churches in Ecuador. He and his wife are both graduates of an evangelical seminary in Bolivia. Alberto coordinates our work in Ecuador. You can find his Quechua studies on AmaCristo.com

q     All gifts to Abide in Christ are tax deductible under IRS 501 (c) (3) tax exempt status.

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