Abide in Christ Missionary Teams ion Action 

Wil & Ann Pounds


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Attempt great thing for God!”
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God's Team in Action in Alao, Ecuador


 Abide in Christ medical dental project in Alao, Ecuador.
Wil translating for Billy Windham in the medical clinic in Ecuador.

Dr. Harry Rimmer once said, "Medicine is the magnet that draws people to Christ."


Our medical-dental-evangelism team just returned from Alao, Ecuador.


Jerry Starnes made this observation about the team:

"What a wonderful week our team had in service to our Lord in Alao, Ecuador.  It was exciting to see all the children and adults swarm to get the free dental care, eye glasses and medical care and their reaction to their treatment.  Several people were so excited about being able to now see to read.  We also rejoice in the near 70 professions of faith, 2 rededications and 4 requests for prayer.  Also, the time of fellowship with our fellow team members and translators was absolutely wonderful.  I appreciated the way Robbie Wilkinson interacted with the children.  He won their hearts with his interaction among them.  As Wil said many times, 'God put this team together' for we truly did work so very well together.  I thought the bus that transported us back and forth from the hotel to Alao was an excellent idea and the driver was outstanding.  Also, I greatly appreciated the outstanding treatment we received from the hotel staff and owners.  They did everything possible to make our stay so very pleasant.  As usual, we had a great time at Peniel Seminary visiting with and preaching to the students there.  I look forward to my next trip to Riobamba, whenever that may be.  Thank you Wil, for putting the trip together for us.  May God bless you, Alejandro and Edwin and your own-going work in the Riobamba area.  I can already hear Jesus saying, 'Well done, good and faith servant…'”


Abide in Christ medical team opens doors to personal witnessing.
Jerry Starnes sharing Christ with patients waiting to see the medical team.


"We never test the resources of God until we attempt the impossible" -- F. B. Meyer


Bible studies for children on Abide in Christ mission teams.
Jefferson Copa and Robbie Wilkinson shared Christ with children on medical dental team.

Children ministry at Abide in Christ in Ecuador.
Robbie and Jefferson with students at school.


Abide in Christ provides reading glasses in community outreach.
Professor Damaso, a Peniel Seminary professor, observing Jane Goudelock measuring strength of reading glasses for a patient at one of our medical-dental-evangelism clinics.


March Medical-Dental-Evangelism Team


Medical patients - 322

Dental patients - 34 with 19 extractions

Eye glasses - 170

Sunglasses - 266

Decisions - 73


Patient receiving compassionate medical care through Abide in Christ.
Jane Howell providing compassionate care for patient.


Personal witnessing on medical dental teams focuses on Jesus Christ.
Dr. Rick Cain sharing Christ with one of his patients using a salvation bracelet. 


We could see a major difference in the attitude of the people toward the Gospel witness since our last visit in October 2016.


Medicine opens doors to share love of God through Jesus Christ.
Dr. John Howell and Alejandro praying with an elderly patient who just received Christ as her Savior.


In March, Wil also ministered in Quicha churches in Riobamba, and conducted a conference on personal evangelism, eternal security and sanctification in a bilingual evangelical church in Santo Domingo, Ecuador.


Abide in Christ ministry in Santo Domingo, Ecuador.
Partial view of the city of Santo Domingo, Ecaudor.



Abide in Christ personal evangelism conference Santo Domingo, Ecuador.
Alejandro giving personal evangelism demonstration at Abide in Christ conference in Santo Domingo, Ecuador.


Abide in Christ Bible conferences in Ecuadorian evangelical churches.
Abide in Christ Bible Conference in Mt Olives Evangelical Church in Santo Domingo.


Wil has presented several conferences on personal evangelism, eternal security, doctrine of sanctification, and the person and work of the Holy Spirit in evangelical and Baptist churches in Santo Domingo. The response has been well received and very encouraging in the churches.


Wil had the privilege of leading Rosio and her husband Milton to Christ in January. They are growing in their relationship with Christ. In the foto below she is sharing Christ with her studetns at school using the salvation bracelets provided by Clinton Tipps.


Salvation bracelets make an ideal opportunity to share the good news in Jesus Christ.


Our team also gave a special presentation to the students at Peniel Theological Seminary in Riobamba, Ecuador.

Peniel Theological Seminary in Rioibamba, Ecuador works with Abide in Christ ministries.
Wil  translating for Jerry Starnes, Director of Missions for Delta Baptist Association in Arkansas, at a special presentation for Peniel Theological Seminary in Riobamba.


Wil translating for Dr. Rick Cain a dentist with a seminary background. Dr. Cain also spoke to the seminary students in October. 

Dr. Cain will be one of our main speakers at the 7th Annual Abide in Christ Conference for Pastors and Church Leaders in August 2017.


Elderly patient telling Lourdes that her tooth hurts.


Abide in Christ March 2017 medical team.
Abide in Christ March 2017 medical-dental-evangelism team.


This is the best medical team I have ever worked with through the years. They were focused on ministry to patients, and our goal of planting an evangelical church in the community.


With the apostle Paul we declare: "For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen" (Romans 11:36). To Him alone be all the glory through all eternity.


Thank you for the privilege and opportunity of being involved in something that will still be worth while a million years from now!  



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Current Needs:

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.

     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 Honduran Baptist pastors at Hebron Baptist Church in Tegucigalpa.

     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 & 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.

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