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 Training in Ongole, India

NEW Pastor Leadership Conference Celebrating 5 Years Peniel Theological Seminary

A New Work of Faith in San Juan Guaboc, Ecuador

God's Chosen Instruments in Ecuador   PDF

How Shall They Hear Without a Preacher in Ecuador?

Peniel Seminary Students with a Missionary Vision

NEW Unto the Ends of the Earth  PDF

 Peniel Theological Seminary Riobamba Ecuador

Advancing the Gospel in New Frontiers in Nicaragua

Peniel Theological Seminary Riobamba Ecuador

Revitalizing a Shuar Church in Ecuador

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

Leadership Training for Quechua Pastors

Abide in Christ leadership conference in Puyo, Ecuador. 

Quichua church leaders in Puyo, Ecuador

"For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus" (Philippians 1:6).

The Apostle Paul constantly revisited on his missionary journeys the churches he had started on previous trips. He spent a great deal of time building up the leadership in these churches.

Ten years ago the Lord refocused our ministry in Honduras, Nicaragua and Ecuador with the emphasis on pastor and leadership training in churches. Six years ago I was invited to serve as a professor and international conference coordinator for Peniel Theological Seminary in Riobamba, Ecuador.

It is a privilege to serve as an honorary board member and teacher. I lead the Annual Pastor Leadership Conference at the seminary. Abide in Christ sponsors the program and chooses outstanding speakers each year for the conference.  

Abide in Christ ministries at Peniel Theological Seminary, Riobamba, ECuador.
Nancy Copa one year after auto accident.

After several surgeries Nancy Copa joined us for a recent Peniel Theological Seminary board meeting. She will continue to receive daily physical therapy for another six months. We thank you for your many prayers for Nancy and Alberto. Nancy is making plans to be one of the speakers at the 2016 Peniel Leadership Confernece for pastor's wives.

Whatís exciting about Peniel is that it was started with a vision of indigenous pastors from Ecuador who had gone to Bolivia to get further seminary training and returned with a vision to start a seminary for Quechua pastors. Six years ago they began with 13 students, and today they have nearly 200 in four extension locations.

Abide in Christ teaching ministry at Peniel seminary in Quito, Ecuador.

Seminary extension class in Quito.  

I recently taught the course on the Apostle Paulís letters from Romans to Philemon to the students in Quito, and have taught other courses at the extension during the past two years. During 2016 I will teach five courses at the Peniel extensions.

Evangelical mission at Guabo, Ecuador, Ecuador.

New mission in San Juan de Guabo.

Alejandro Guacho and students from Peniel Seminary joined me in a follow-up trip to San Juan de Guabo. Dr. John Howell led in a one day dental team in September 2015. The room where the mission meets was filled to capacity. Alberto Copaís adult children, seminary students, and a Peniel professor are providing leadership for this new mission.

Each trip is spent teaching a one week 40 hour seminary course, and the second week ministering in local churches, teaching personal evangelism workshops, Bible doctrines, and often I am called upon to counsel with a church that is under discipline by the Quechua association.

Leadership Conference at evangelical church in Puyo, Ecuador.

Alberto Copa and Wil team teach 2 and 3 day conferences on leadership and evangelism in Quichua churches in every geographic area of Ecuador.

Eternal security and historic Bible doctrines are favorite request of the churches. In a day in which religious fads, cults, false doctrines, prosperity gospel teachings, etc. have destructive effects on evangelical churches it is imperative that we clearly present Bible centered doctrine.

Abide in Christ is dedicated to the fulfilment of the Great Commission.

Otovalo, Ecuador mural.

Mural on wall in Otovalo, Ecuador

Ecuador is known for its artisanas and folklore art.

Pifo, Ecuador city square art.

Art in Pifo, Ecuador city square.

Worker pulling taffy in Banos, Ecuador.

Mera, Ecuador city park art.

City park art in Mera, Ecuador.

Strawberry field Ecuador

Workers on a strawberry farm in Riobamba, Ecuador. 

Abide in Christ teaching ministry in Puyo, Ecuador.

Wil teaching at evangelical church in Puyo, 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."Ě

Current Needs:

q     Pray for Pastor Samrat in India. For more information on ministry in India go to: Good News Mininstries in India contact Bro. Kodavatikanti Samrat. Email: ksamrat_2003@yahoo.com (Please note that Abide in Christ is not affiliated nor a sponsor of this ministry). Pray for wisdom for evangelism and doctrine training for pastors in a future Bible conference.

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
Up-to-date mission reports and prayer requests:


Give Us Your Feedback - Immediate Response Form - Only takes a couple of seconds Also best way to email us.



Sermons & Bible Studies

Abide in Christ

Christ in Old Testament

Personal Growth

Daily Devotions