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

Annual Quichua Pastors Leadership Conference Riobamba, Ecuador    PDF

Roger Reimer's Impressionable Moments at Pastors Leadership Conference

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

Preaching the Gospel at the Devil's Nose, Ecuador

School parade Alausi, Ecuador
School children in a parade at Alausi, Ecuador

"For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of, for I am under compulsion; for woe is me if I do not preach the gospel" (1 Corinthians 9:16).

The Devil's Nose is one of the world's best railroad engineering feats. The Ecuadorian railroad travels over a series of switchbacks as it zigzags up a 45-degree rock wall called Nariz del Diablo or the Devil's Nose.  The train climbs the steep mountainside passing small villages and Andean lakes.  At its highest peak the train has to go backwards up an incline and then forward to climb the steep mountain grade.

Ecuadorian train at Alausi, Ecuador
At Alausi, Ecuador the train climbs to the Devil's Nose.

Jerry Starnes and I spent two weeks teaching personal evangelism and going door-to-door with evangelical believers in Alausi, Totoras, and four communities around Baubuc San Jose, Ecuador.

Personal witnessing in Baubuc San Jose, Ecuador

Jerry sharing Christ in Bayubuc San Jose

One Sunday night in Riobamba I preached on the resurrection at two different churches. When I finished the sermon, we sped across town to another church.

Quichua church in Riobamba, Ecuador

New Quichua church in Riobamba.  

There was expectancy like I have never sensed before. It was as if the people we visited were expecting us to visit them that day in Alausi, Ecuador.

Alausi, Ecuador
Central part of the city of Alausi, Ecuador

New evangelical believer in Alausi, Ecuador

New believer in Alausi.

One lady was sitting on the steps to her house holding a child waiting. There was a beautiful response on her face as she responded to the message. She believed on Christ as her savior before we read Romans 10:9-10. It is amazing how the Holy Spirit had prepared her to receive Christ.

We shared Christ with a Quichua family during their lunch break at a large business that sells construction materials and all six believed on Christ.

Evangelica misionera Camino a Betania Alausi, Ecuador

Quichua bilingual Evangelical Missionary Church Road to Betania

Evangelism training Alausi, Ecuador

Personal evangelism demonstration at evangelism workshop for leaders in Alausi, Ecuador

Evangelism training at evangelical church Alausi, Ecuador

Jerry Starnes teaching on eternal security at evangelism workshop.

Quichua evangelism workshop in Alausi, Ecuador

Quichua believers practicing witnessing in workshop.

At Totoras I taught the doctrine of eternal security. At the end of the presentation on the first day, a man who had been a church member for 20 years stood and said he never knew until today class what it mean to put one's trust in Jesus Christ alone for salvation. That afternoon I taught on the doctrine of justification by faith in Jesus Christ alone.

Team teaching evangelism workshop Totoras, ECuador

Alejandro Guacho team teaching with Wil at Totoras

One afternoon we visited a man who had been seen many times by the Jehovah's False Witnesses. He accepted Jesus Christ as his savior and repeatedly thanked us for sharing with him the truth of the real historical, Biblical Jesus Christ.

Jerry received an excellent response to his presentation to the Saturday students at Peniel Theological Seminary in Riobamba. Today there are Peniel seminary classes being taught in Guayaquil, Pallatanga, Guaranda and Riobamba. In May I will be teaching one of their courses in Machala.

The evangelical church in Bayubuc San Jose in the mountains at 11,000 feet overlooking Riobamba was started two years ago with an evangelistic campaign by Alberto Copa. Fourteen people made decisions and endured intense persecution. The church meets in the first floor of the house of a church member. It is filled at each worship service. A member of the church recently donated a large piece of property for a church building.

Abide in Christ evangelism training in Bayubuc San Jose Ecuador

Property for a new church in Bayubuc

Among those we visited was a group of ten people cleaning peanuts. They listened to the Gospel but feared making a public decision because of intense persecution faced by the first group of believers.

On Thursday, April 10, 2014, I celebrated 54 years of preaching the Gospel. What a privilege to share Christ in these high lands in the Andes! This is the only evangelical church and the only believers in four large communities. In house after house as we shared Christ, it was as if they were expecting us to visit them that day. They were more than ready to believe on Christ as their personal savior. Again, I saw God do it!

The smile of a new believer in Bayubuc, Ecuador

New believer in Bayubuc San Jose

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 $3,000 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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