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Wil & Ann Pounds


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- William Carey

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 Peniel Theological Seminary extension class in Pintag, Ecuador
Peniel Theological Seminary students in the town of Pintag preparing for
Gospel ministries in Quichua churches in the communities around the capital city of Quito.  

"Enlarge the place of your tent;
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?

Abide in Christ develops leadership in Ecuadorian evangelical churches.

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.



Abide in Christ and Peniel Theological Seminary work together in Ecuador.
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.

The second week was an overview of the Historical Books of the Old Testament at Pintag. These young students are especially tender and have a deep hunger to know the Word of God

Small groupos working in Abide in Christ course at Peniel Seminary extension near Quito, Ecuador.

One of several small group discussions in Yaruquí course on First Corinthians

Theological Education by Extension and Abide in Christ courses in Ecuador.
Small group studying the Paul's First letter to the Cortinthians.


Pintag, Ecuador seminary extension class.
One of the small groups working together on Old Testament books in Pintag, Ecuador.

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.

Abide in Christ and Peniel Seminary courses give opportunities leadership development.
Individual presentations in the class give opportunities to develop leadership skills.

Women enjoy course on historical books of the Bible in Pintag, Ecuador.
It is not unusual to hear a baby cry in the classes and women study God's Word.

Manual is an exceptionally good student with strong Biblical theology, and excellent leadership skills. He is a businessman in Quito and attends our classes in Yaruquí. He wants to see Peniel Seminary begin classes in downtown Quito, the capital of Ecuador.

Quichua evangelical churches need young leaders for future growth.

Peniel seminary class in Pintag, Ecuador
Students in Pintag course at Peniel Seminary.

Please pray for God's provision for Peniel Theological Seminary and for Wil's courses for these students. 

The need for strong Biblical theology and mature leadership in Quichua churches has never been greater. Some pastors are attempting to pastor three or four or five churches at the same time. Impossible indeed. Abide in Christ has a vital ministry to the present and future work in Ecuador.

In January 2016, the bord of directors of Peniel Seminary sensed the Lord leading and stepped out by faith to purchase property for a permanent place for the seminary. Imgine over a hundred students crammed in small rooms in a home. The extensions meet in churches that offer their facilities for classes in four different cities in Ecujador.

Here are pictures of the property being cleared for future development in June 2016.

Thank you for praying and providing for a Bible centered seminary for Quichua leadershsip in evangelical churches.

Seminary education is vital for Ecuadorian Quichua churches.
One of several presentations in the course on First Corinthians in Yaruqui, Ecuador.

Pifo, Ecuador park artistic statue of woman and sheep.
Ecuador has high quality artistic beauty in its parks all over the country. Shown here is a ceramic statue in Pifo, Ecuador.


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:

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 Ecuadorian and Honduran Baptist pastors.

     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.

q     All gifts to Abide in Christ are tax deductible under IRS 501 (c) (3) tax exempt status.

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