Abide in Christ Mission Teams

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"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 How Shall They Hear Without a Preacher in Ecuador?

NEW Unto the Ends of the Earth  PDF

NEW Peniel Theological Seminary Riobamba Ecuador

NEW Revitalizing a Shuar Church in Ecuador

NEW Preaching the Gospel at the Devil's Nose Ecuador  PDF

Personal Evangelism in the Banana Capital of the World   PDF

Quichua Pastor's Conference on Sound Doctrine   PDF

Abide in Christ Baptist Church Esteli, Nicaragua

Annual Quichua Pastors Leadership Conference Riobamba, Ecuador    PDF

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

Continuing Theological Education in Ecuador     PDF

Divine Encounter in Guayaquil

Study to Show Your Self Approved of God in Ecuador  PDF

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

Students with a vision to reach women and youth

Students with a Missionary Vision to reach Women and Students

"This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him" (1 John 5:14-15).

The women above are students in Guayaquil seminary extension who came up during the class break one afternoon and said, "Bro. Wil can we discuss with you a vision we have to start a new ministry to reach Quichua women and youth in Guayaquil?"

These women are members of the church where we teach the Peniel Theological Seminary courses in the Guayaquil Extension. They were part of a class on Biblical theology that I was teaching. No, they are not pastors, nor do they have intentions of becoming pastors. Their goal is to provide leadership for women's ministries in the port city of Guayaquil.

Peniel began five years ago with 13 students in the home of Alberto Copa. God has blessed these small beginnings, and now we have over 170 students studying God's Word. Please pray for a piece of property to begin construction of a building for classrooms.

Seminary students in Guayaquil, Ecuador

Peniel Theological Students in Guayaquil, Ecuador studying Biblical theology.

Evangelical seminary students in Guayaquil, Ecuador

Peniel Theological Seminary students taking final exam for course on Biblical theology.

During the past two years I have been teaching courses on the doctrine of "Salvation, "Christian Ethics," "Discipleship," "Biblical Theology," and the "Cults." During 2015 I will teach six courses including the "Historical Books of the Old Testament," "Poetic Books in the Old Testament," "Matthew through Acts," and "Romans through Philemon." These courses will be taught in the Quito, Pallatanga, and Guayaquil extensions. I also speak during the chapel at the Riobamba campus on Saturdays on each trip.

As the International Coordinator for Peniel Theological Seminary I will also be in charge of the 5th Annual Pastor Leadership Conference in Riobamba in July. Each year we bring in outstanding speakers from the U. S. along with Ecuadorians. Over 400 pastors and leaders from every region of Ecuador come to enjoy the exposition of the Word of God, and go out renewed to serve our Lord.

Peniel students
Some of the Saturday students at Peniel Theological Seminary in Riobamba, Ecuador.

Typically I teach a 40 hour course the first week, and then the second week I present evangelism workshops or teach Bible  doctrine studies in local churches where students pastor.

At the national Quichua pastor's conference in Otavalo I gave eight presentations on how to maintain sound doctrine in the local church. Church leaders have asked me to repeat these presentations in local churches.

I recently spent a week working with a church that was being disciplined by the association because of doctrinal errors.

There was an excellent spirit and attitudes on the part of the congregation wanting to grow doctrinally and Christ-like. At the end of the week they asked me to return and spend more time on Key Word Bible Doctrines.

Please be in prayer for these Quichua churches as they meet the demands of a changing culture. The vast majority of Quichuas now speak Spanish and their native language is no longer being used by the younger generation. Spanish is the language used in commerce and education.

Most of the Quichua churches use Quichua songs and Spanish in their services. My classes and sermons are in Spanish because my listeners are also Spanish speaking. Please pray, there are many villages without Christ.

Quichua Lion of Judah Evangelical Church Riobamba, Ecuador
Quichua Lion of Judah Evangelical Church in Riobamba, Ecuador

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.

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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