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 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

Revitalizing a Shuar Church

Shuar believers at Chiwias, Ecuador

A group of new believers in a Shuar church in Chiwias, Ecuador.

Jesus said, "If any one wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me" (Matthew 16:24).

Abide in Christ is being used of God in Ecuador to teach personal evangelism, and to encourage pastors and church leaders in ministry.

I recently spent a week with Alejandro and Damaso from Peniel Theological Seminary working with a Shuar community leader in Chiwias. Jose dedicated his life to Christ, and has a passion to share Christ and see a strong Bible believing church established in his community.

In my conversations with individuals in the community many knew "Pancho" Frank Drown who had serve as missionaries in Macuma with the Shuar indigenous group. They were instrumental in taking the Gospel to the "headhunters" in Ecuador's jungles. I encourage you to read Mission to the Headhunters by Frank and Marie Drown. I first met them at their mission station at Macuma in August 1962. Go to http://missiontotheheadhunters.com/index.htm. See how God's forgiveness transformed tribal enemies. 

One of the individuals with whom we visited was David. He was concerned bout his wife's relationship with Christ. As I shared the plan of salvation with Blanca, she came under conviction and put her faith in Christ. Several more that same day prayed to accept Christ as their savior.

Shuar pastor and new believers in Chiwias, Ecuador
Shuar community leader with new believers.

In the afternoons I taught Jose and about 25 other believers how to share the plan of salvation, and Biblical principles on Christian living.

The next day as we left the home of a neighbor a man yelled out, "Why are you not coming to visit me?" He had spent years listening to missionary radio station H.C.J.B. The Holy Spirit had prepared his heart to receive Christ.


Shuar children participating in Bible study.

Shuar children enjoying Bible study with Damaso a Peniel Theological Seminary professor.

Jose lost his job during out second day in Chiwias because he had asked his employer for time off to be with the evangelical pastors. Pray for him and his family. He has experienced the cost of discipleship.

Chiwias community

Chiwias home 

Bridge to Chiwias

Crossing the river on a one way swinging bridge.

I also taught a class on how to identify cults and how to maintain sound doctrine in the Genesis Bilingual Quichua church in Riobamba. It is a joy to see this church growing numerically and spiritually.

Alberto Copa teaching session on deacons at a Quichua church in Santo Domingo.

The second week Alejandro and I moved on to the city of Santo Domingo de las Tsachilas (formerly de los Colorados).

Quichua women singing at conference in Santo Domingo

I spent each day teaching evangelism workshops to church leaders at Centro Cristiano Biligua "Yo Soy la Raiz."These were well attended, excellent students, excellent responses. This Quichua church was started 25 years ago and has a large beautiful modern building.

On Tuesday, I taught for three hours, three times in three different Quichua churches. Each church repeatedly asked for more instruction the next day. The night group was the regularly scheduled women's service with a good number of men attending. The church was packed out.

Students learning to witness at conference in Santo Domingo.

On Wednesday and Thursday Alberto Copa and I shared time with him teaching a session of the role of deacons, and I continued on the subject of cults. Alejandro shared how to witness to Catholics.

On this entire trip we sensed the perfect timing of the Lord in each location. There were powerful responses in each of these Quichua churches in Santo Domingo.

I also gave a presentation to the Saturday students at Peniel Theological Seminary. Plans are being made for me to continue to teach advanced theology at Peniel extensions, and to teach workshops in churches where students are pastors. As the Lord provides I will make six trips to Ecuador in 2015.  It is a wonderful privilege to serve as the international coordinator for Peniel.

Quichua children learning a Bible story.

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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