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 Personal Evangelism in the Banana Capital of the World   PDF

NEW Quichua Pastor's Conference on Sound Doctrine   PDF

NEW Abide in Christ Baptist Church Esteli, Nicaragua

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

Quichua Pastor's Conference on Sound Doctrine

Quichua pastor's conference in Otovalo, Ecuador
 Quichua National Pastor's Conference Otavalo, Ecuador

"In pointing out these things to the brethren, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, constantly nourished on the words of the faith and of the sound doctrine which you have been following" (1 Timothy 4:6).

The Quichua National Pastor's Conference of the Union Misionera Evangelica was held in Otavalo, Ecuador, in December 2013.

Otavalo, Ecuador
Welcome to Otavalo, Ecuador.

The theme of this year's pastor's conference was "How to Maintain Sound Doctrine in the Local Church."

I gave eight presentations on the theme of sound doctrine to over 400 Quichua pastors who had come from all parts of the country. My daughters Amy and Paula observed that the pastors were all taking notes furiously. The response and attentiveness was most gratifying.  Everywhere I go there is a hunger for Biblical truth and sound doctrine. During the past four years I have been asked to teach courses on Bible doctrine, and my book on Key Word Bible Doctrines has been well received. The Quichua churches have been assaulted by Jehovah's False Witnesses, Mormons, Prosperity Gospel, and an assortment of other cults.  

Quichua pastor's conference on sound doctrine.

Wil gave eight presentations on sound doctrine to 400 pastors in Otavalo.   

Quichua national pastor's conference Otavalo, Ecuador.

One of the sessions on sound doctrine at pastor's conference.

Quichua pastor confernece Otavalo, Ecuador
Final session at Otavalo Pastor's Conference.
Potato soup at Otavalo, Ecuador pastor's confernece
Faithful kitchen crew preparing potato soup for over 400 participants.

I also taught a 40 hour course on "Discipleship" at a seminary in Guayaquil the week before the pastor's conference. This was a follow-up on the course on "Salvation" that I taught earlier in the year.
Seminary students in Discipleship course in Guayaquil.
Students in the "Discipleship" course.

Our colleagues Alejandro Guacho and Damaso Francisco have started a new work at Chivios in Sucua. This is a jungle community about six hours from Riobamba. They go to Chivios twice a month and spend four days witnessing and teaching. They go door to door witnessing and inviting people to come to the children and youth Bible studies. At the worship service they alternate preaching on the Life of Christ in Matthew. They are also using a video drama that goes through the Life of Christ in Matthew verse by verse. A new believer, Jose and his wife have opened their home as a meeting place. Seventy children and 40 adults are coming to these services.

Quichua mission work in Chivios, Sucua, Ecuador
New evangelical mission work started by Quichua pastors in Chivios, Sucua, Ecuador.

 Children lining up for treats in Chivios, Ecuador.
Children lining up for treats at the new Quichua mission in Chivios, Ecuador.

Abide in Christ Ecuador team

Damaso and Alejandro are part of Abide in Christ team in Ecuador.

Damaso is a professor at Peniel Theological Seminary in Riobamba, and Alejandro is a student in his final year of study. Alejandro works with me and is the pastor of Genesis Bilingual Evangelical Church in Riobamba. He team teaches with me the evangelism workshops in churches. He is well qualified to teach the course in Quichua churches.

I finished the week preaching on evangelism at a Quichua church in Otavalo. One of the most important themes that is repeatedly asked for is the doctrine of eternal security.

Alejandro giving personal witnessing demonstration.

Alejandro giving a demonstration on personal evangelism in Otavalo, Ecuador.

Pray for wisdom as we seek the Lord's direction during the coming year. I have been asked to give the presentations on sound doctrine at Peniel Seminary, another national pastor's conference, and in Quichua churches,

At the close of the pastor's conference the leaders of the Quichua association pleaded with tears, "Don Wil, please keep coming back as long as you are able."  As long as I have health and the Lord provides I will serve Him until He calls me home.

Ecuador Abide in Christ team

Paula and Amy with our Ecuador Abide in Christ team leaders, Alberto and Nancy Copa and Alejandro Guacho.

Ecuador at line of equator.
Our daughters Amy and Paula returned to Ecuador after 20 years away.

Our three daughters Jane, Paula and Amy grew up in Ecuador.

Jane and her husband Lee have made several trips with me to Ecuador, and they serve on the board of Abide in Christ.


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, Nicaragua and Ecuador. 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
Wil & Ann Pounds
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