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
How Shall They Hear Without a Preacher in Ecuador?
Peniel Seminary Students with a Missionary Vision
NEW Unto the Ends of the Earth
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
Personal Evangelism in
the Banana Capital of the World
Quichua Pastor's Conference on
Abide in Christ Baptist
Church Esteli, Nicaragua
Annual Quichua Pastors
Leadership Conference Riobamba, Ecuador
A Fruitful Harvest by Abide in Christ Evangelism
Team in Nicaragua
Continuing Theological Education in Ecuador
Divine Encounter in Guayaquil
Study to Show
Your Self Approved of God in Ecuador
Seminary Extension in Guaranda,
Workmen Approved of God
Quichua Pastors and Wives'Conference 2012
Teaching Evangelism by Doing It
Miskito People Evangelism Training in Nicaragua
Where Would You Begin?
Power of God to Salvation of Quechuas
Key Word Studies Doctrine Conference in Santo Domingo, Ecuador
Hunger for God's Word in
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
Quechua churches in Riobamba, Gatazo, and Jipijapa,
Ecuador in June, 2011
Born to Multiply in Santo
Domingo, Gataso, San Bardardo, and Guayaquil, Ecuador
Workshops in Wiwili, San
Juan de Rio Coca, and San Raphael de Norte
Ministry to Quechuas
Construction of new Baptist Mission Ocotal, Nicaragua
Construction completed in Danli & Zapotillo - Evangelism Training in
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
Team in Palacaguina, Nicargua
Door-to-Door Evangelism Team at Las Acacias report by Dr. John
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
Dental Evangelism and Church Growth
Graduation of Students
New Mission Churches
Preach the Gospel in Season
Mission Outreach in Danli, Honduras
Biblical Preaching & Teaching Course - Follow-up on Zapotillo
Baptist Mission Started in Zapotillo,
God in a
Children's Bible Classes in Danli, Honduras
Baptism of new believers in Danli,
Institute Courses by Extension
Institute Course taught at Danli January 2005
Seminary Extension Courses in Managua, Nicaragua
Who are we?
Playon de Paz
Report by Rex Henderson
Missionaries and Missionary Christians by Tom Ascol
test the resources of God until we attempt the impossible"
-- F. B. Meyer
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
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"
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,
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.
Nancy Copa one year after auto
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.
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.
Seminary extension class in Quito.
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
New mission in San Juan de Guabo.
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.
Alberto Copa and Wil team teach 2
and 3 day conferences on leadership and evangelism in Quichua churches
in every geographic area of Ecuador.
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
Abide in Christ is dedicated
to the fulfilment of the Great Commission.
Mural on wall in Otovalo, Ecuador
Ecuador is known for its artisanas and folklore art.
Art in Pifo, Ecuador city square.
Worker pulling taffy in Banos,
City park art in Mera, Ecuador.
Workers on a strawberry farm in Riobamba, Ecuador.
Wil teaching at evangelical church in Puyo, Ecuador.
missions give you an opportunity to become personally involved in what God
is doing in world missions.
daily for the work in Honduras.
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
Pray for Pastor Samrat in India. For more information on
ministry in India go to:
Mininstries in India contact Bro. Kodavatikanti Samrat. Email:
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
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.
Pray for evangelism saturation teams to do door-to-door
evangelism and rallies at night.
Pray for scholarships for Peniel Seminary students in Riobamba, Ecuador.
Pray for Evangelism Workshops with Nicaragua Baptist pastors.
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.
We are presenting one-day, three-day
weekend, and one week Evangelism Workshops for pastors and church leaders in
churches in Latin America.
Pray for Alberto &
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.
All gifts to Abide in Christ are tax
deductible under IRS 501 (c) (3) tax exempt status.
P.O. Box 17921
Wil & Ann Pounds
mission reports and prayer requests: