Abide in Christ Mission Teams

Abide in Christ Missions in Action

"Expect great things from God!
Attempt great things for God!

Abide in Christ is a faith ministry dependent upon the Lord and Bible believing Christians to provide free of charge Bible teaching ministries to build up His church and to reach unbelievers for Jesus Christ.  Mission Statement 

Abide in Christ, Inc.
P. O. Box 17921
Hattiesburg, MS 39404-7921


Missions Index

NEW Personal Evangelism in the Banana Capital of the World   PDF

NEW Annual Quichua Pastors Leadership Conference Riobamba, Ecuador    PDF

NEW  A Fruitful Harvest by Abide in Christ Evangelism Team in Nicaragua   PDF

NEW Continuing Theological Education in Ecuador     PDF

NEW Divine Encounter in Guayaquil

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

NEW Seminary Extension in Guaranda, Ecuador    PDF

Workmen Approved of God     PDF 

Quichua Pastors and Wives'Conference 2012    PDF

Teaching Evangelism by Doing It   PDF

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

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

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?

La Esperanza

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

Evangelism in the "Banana Capital of the World"

Evangelism workshop in Machala, Ecuador
Abide in Christ Quichua Evangelism Workship in Machala, Ecuador

"Before they call, I will answer; while they are yet speaking I will hear" (Isaiah 65:24).

Machala, Ecuador is one of the largest banana exporters in the world and calls itself the "Banana Capital of the World." Other high exports are coffee, shrimp, and cocoa shipped out from nearby Puerto Bolivar.

The coastal highway toward this Pacific port city plows through hundreds of miles of vast swaths of banana plantations in every direction. An hour further south lies the Peruvian border.

Machala, Ecuador city park
City plaza in Machala, Ecuador

Banana plantations Machala, Ecuador

Miles and miles of banana plantations in Machala, Ecuador 

Cacao growing in Machala, Ecuador
Cacao from which chocolate beans are extracted growing in Machala, Ecuador

There are two universities, numerous private schools, and a strong evangelical work in the city. There are three Quichua bilingual (Spanish and Quechua) churches in Machala.

There was excitement in the Quichua church when I arrived. They had been requesting our evangelism conference for over a year. I began the four day evangelism conference on Sunday night and spoke to a packed congregation about "Bad News – Good News." I took them down the Roman Road to share how easy it is to present the plan of salvation to a friend.

Personal evangelism demonstratin in Machala, Ecuador

One of the many demonstrations on personal witnessing at the conference

Each participant received a free copy of my workbook on personal evangelism, and a free pocket New Testament in Spanish. I taught them an easy way to mark their New Testament with the plan of salvation, and then gave a demonstration on how to use their testaments in sharing Christ with unsaved friends. The class was divided into groups of three and each person practiced witnessing in a safe learning environment. We then went out witnessing for an hour.

Students practicing personal evangelism in class

Participants practice sharing the plan of salvation with one another.

Small group participation in personal evangelism workshop
We also use small groups to teach eternal security and discipleship.

Evangelism workshop in Machala, Ecuador

Small study groups at Abide in Christ evangelism conference in Machala, Ecuador

Quichua youth studying personal evangelism in Machala, Ecuador
Quichua youth studying at Abide in Christ personal evangelism workship in Machala, Ecuador.

These workshops on evangelism and Bible doctrine are also used to create interest in beginning Peniel Theological Seminary extensions in new locations throughout Ecuador.

I also taught a 40 hour classroom course for Peniel Seminary on the Cults in Pallatanga, Ecuador. This is in response to the eight presentations I gave at the Quichua National Pastor's Conference in Otovalo. In February 2014, Peniel will begin an extension with 30 students in Guayaquil, the largest city in the county.

Peniel seminary extension in Pallatanga, Ecuador
One of the small study groups preparing Bible response to a cult at the Pallatanga seminary class

Peniel Theological Seminary Pallatanga extension class on cults
Class on the Cuts at Peniel Theological Seminary extension in Pallatanga

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 $4,000 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.

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

Abide in Christ, Inc.

P.O. Box 17921
Hattiesburg, MS 39404
(601) 408-9874
Wil & Ann Pounds
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