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 Peniel Theological Seminary Riobamba Ecuador

NEW Revitalizing a Shuar Church in Ecuador

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

NEW Personal Evangelism in the Banana Capital of the World   PDF

NEW 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

My Chosen Instruments


Peniel Theological Seminary students in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Seminary students taking final exam on Poetic Books of Old Testament in Guayaquil, Ecuador

Speaking of Saul, the Lord said to Ananias, "Saul is My chosen instrument to take My message to the Gentiles and to kings, as well as to the people of Israel" (Acts 9:15). God is still calling His chosen instruments and fills them with a burning passion to win a world to Christ.     

God's chosen instruments are found all over the highlands of Ecuador.

There is a specific personal call of God to the gospel ministry. It is a clear clarion call. There comes that moment in the life of the God called man who knows beyond a shadow of doubt that God has laid His hand upon him and chosen Him for a specific task that no one else can fulfill.

I have had the privilege over the last five years of watching a seminary for Quichua pastors and church leaders grow from thirteen to over a hundred and seventy. I have been given the opportunity to teach classes, give special presentations to the Saturday students, speak at graduation, and serve as the international coordinator for the seminary.

Small group activity studying at Peniel Theological Seminary.

Small group activity studying the Poetic Books of the Old Testament in Guayaquil.

I have watched God lay His hand on young Quichua men and put in them a burning passion in their hearts to do the will of God. They have followed the leading of the Holy Spirit with a growing commitment to that calling.

Abide in Christ ministry at Peniel Theological Seminary in Riobamba, Ecuador.
Some of Saturday students at Peniel Seminary in Riobamba, Ecuador under the direction of Alberto Copa.

One of those students is Alejandro who graduated last year. I have observed him and his family with keen interest over the past five years. He has faithfully served Christ over the past twenty years. He studied at the Colta Bible Institute, and in time wanted more Bible education and enrolled in Peniel Theological Seminary. He now serves on the Board of Directors of the seminary, pastors a church that began in his home several years ago. He also has a passion to see a Shuar church in the jungle revitalized. He is God's chosen instrument.

Jose Guznay is another chosen instrument who teaches pastoral ministries at Peniel. He and his wife and a daughter graduated from the Hebron Theological Seminary in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. His daughter Gloria teaches New Testament Greek and works with youth in Guayaquil. Jose pastors a Quichua church in the eastern jungle of Ecuador. There is a large jungle Quechua speaking church in Sarayacu or the modern name of Carlos Arosemena.

Quichua women's choir at Abide in Christ Sarayacu Bible Confernece on salvation.
Women's choir with Alejandro, Jose and Wil at the Abide in Christ Sarayacu Bible Conference on Salvation.

Wil taught an evangelism workshop three years ago at a Quichua bilingual church in Carlos Arosemena also known in the area by Quichuas as Sarayacu. He returned to speak on the doctrine of salvation at a Bible conference in the church. This week long conference drew God's chosen leaders from neighboring communities.

Quichua women choir at Jesus el Buen Pastor Guayaquill Ecuador.
Women's choir at Jesus el Buen Pastor in Guayaquil prepare for a mission trip to Colombian border.

Peniel Theological Seminary Guayaquil extension holds classes at Jesus el Buen Pastor.

Peniel Theological Seminary students stujdy in small group in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Students enjoy working together in small groups as they prepare their presentations for the class.

Seminary students studying in small groups at Peniel Theological Semianry, Guayaquil, Ecuador.|
Onr of several small groups preparing their class presentation at Peniel Theological Seminary Guayaquil Extension.

Student presentation at Peniel Theological Seminary extension in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Student presentation on assignment in book of Psalms in course on Poetic Books of the Old Tesament.

Guayaquil, Ecuador students in Poetic Books of Old Testament.
Guayaquil class on Old Testament Poetic Books.

Class presentation Peniel Seminary Guayaquil, Ecuador
One of several student group presentations in Old Testament Poetic Books at Peniel Theological Semianry extension in Guayaquil. 

 Quichua leadership class at Sarayacu church.
Abide in Christ special presentations for the church leaders in Quichua church at Carlos Arosemena.


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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