- William Carey
"Enlarge the place of
Stretch out the curtains of your dwellings, spare not;
Lengthen your cords,
And strengthen you pegs" (Isaiah 54:2 NASB).
Please pray that God will continue to open doors, and provide the resources for our evangelism and Bible teaching ministries.
How shall the future generations hear the Gospel in the high lands of Ecuador?
A grandfather enjoys babysitting while his daughter and son-in-law study the Historical Books of the Old Testament.
The first generation of Quichua believers were born in the fires of persecution. They had a passion for personal evangelism and church planting. Eighty percent of the Providence of Chimborazo are evangelicals. Everywhere they went they gave their witness for Christ and churches were born.
Today their testimony lives on through the faithful service of their sons and daughters who have come to know Christ as their savior in these thriving evangelical Quichua churches.
Seminary extension class in Yaruqui, Ecuador.
I recently taught two seminary courses to these third generation Peniel Seminary students. I spent one week at Yaruquí teaching Paul's first letter to the Corinthians. Everything that was plaguing the Corinthian church still drastically affects the modern Quichua church. We spent a good deal of our time applying Corinthians to the local church and Paul's answer to these contemporary problems.
One of several small group discussions in Yaruquí course on First Corinthians
Small group studying the Paul's First letter to the Cortinthians.
My burden these days is for the third generation Quichua church. There are no grandchildren in the kingdom of God. Each individual must have a personal relationship with Christ.
This generation is being pressed in on all sides by materialism. Great achievements have been made in education, professional standing in every area of society.
Please pray for God's provision for Peniel Theological Seminary and for Wil's courses for these students.
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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.
<![if !supportLists]> <![endif]> Pray for evangelism saturation teams to do door-to-door evangelism and rallies at night.
<![if !supportLists]> <![endif]> Pray for scholarships for Peniel Seminary students in Riobamba, Ecuador.
<![if !supportLists]> <![endif]> Pray for Evangelism Workshops with Ecuadorian and Honduran Baptist pastors.
<![if !supportLists]> <![endif]> 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.
<![if !supportLists]> <![endif]>We are presenting one-day, three-day weekend, and one week Evangelism Workshops for pastors and church leaders in churches in Latin America.
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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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