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 How Shall They Hear Without a Preacher in Ecuador?

NEW Peniel Seminary Students with a Missionary Vision

NEW Unto the Ends of the Earth  PDF

NEW Advancing the Gospel in New Frontiers in Nicaragua

NEW Revitalizing a Shuar Church in Ecuador

Preaching the Gospel at the Devil's Nose Ecuador  PDF

Personal Evangelism in the Banana Capital of the World   PDF

Quichua Pastor's Conference on Sound Doctrine   PDF

Abide in Christ Baptist Church Esteli, Nicaragua

Annual Quichua Pastors Leadership Conference Riobamba, Ecuador    PDF

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


Peniel Theological Seminary

Peniel Theological Seminary Riobamba, Ecuador
Wil gave commencement address at Peniel Theological Seminary graduation.

"Holding fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may have cause to glory because I did not run in vain nor toil in vain" (Philippians 2:16).

We now have 170 Quichua students involved  in Bible and theological studies at four locations in key areas of the country of Ecuador.

Peniel is not a "diploma mill." In the five years since the school began they have graduated ten students, with four of them graduating this last week in Riobamba. Peniel is serious in its commitment to excellence in theological education for the indigenous people of Ecuador.

Peniel Theological Seminary choir Pastors' Confernece

Seminary choir singing at the 4th Annual Peniel Pastor's Conference  

At graduation I spoke to a large audience on the man God uses. The commencement was carried on several Christian radio stations in Ecuador and internet radio. There was a sense of God's presence in the service.

One of the graduates was Alejandro Guacho who is pastor of Genesis Bilingual Quichua Church in Riobamba. I have had an excellent mentoring relationship with Alejandro over the past four years since he provides transportation when I preach and teach in the country. God has blessed his ministry at Genesis as it has grown from a house church to its own church building. He and Damasco Francisco, a professor at Peniel, have revitalized a Shuar ministry in the "head hunter's" community at Chiwias in the jungle. I returned with them over the weekend and preached a message on God's grace in salvation.

Peniel Theological Seminary graduation

Wil with Alejandro at graduation  

Graduation was also part of the 4th Annual Pastor's Leadership Conference. I serve as the International Coordinator for Peniel and am responsible for the Annual Pastor's Conference.

At this year's Pastor's conference each participant received a copy of volume one of my 250 page book in Spanish Cristo en el Antiguo Testamento (Christ in the Old Testament, Genesis through Psalms). I gave six presentations on Christ in the Old Testament and 33 eternal riches of grace in Christ Jesus.

Seminario Teologico Peniel Riobamba, Ecuador
The seminary plans on Wil teaching five courses next year.

Lord willing, next year I will teach five courses for Peniel in Spanish in Quito and Guayaquil. Also, I have been asked to expand my presentations on how to maintain sound doctrine in churches at the Quichua National Pastors' Conference in December. This year we will meet in Colta where the Quichua work began a century ago. Quichua pastors will come from all over the country.
Peniel Theological Seminary Pastor Conference
Peniel Theological Seminary Leadership Conference

Peniel Pastors Conference

Daytime Participants at the 4th Annual Peniel Pastor's Conference

Peniel Theological Seminary Pastors Confernece

Participants who received Continuing Education credits at the Peniel Pastor's Conference

Please pray for the Lord to provide property on which to build seminary classrooms. The extensions meet in churches, and in Riobamba classes are held in Alberto Copa's home. When we purchase property in Riobamba the Quichua churches will help provide construction of the buildings.

Evening session Peniel Pastors Conference
Quichua choir Peniel Theological Seminary
Quichua choir singing at Peniel Leadership Confernece for Pastors
Peniel Theological Seminary Riobamba, Ecuador graduation
Alberto and Nancy at Peniel Theological Seminary Graduation
Land needed for Peniel Seminary campus
Property needed for Peniel seminary campus
Please pray for the Lord to provide property on which to build aseminary campus. The extensions meet in churches in Guayaquil, Quito, Pallatanga, and Guaranda, and in Riobamba classes are held in Alberto Copa's home.

Peniel class on Biblical theology.

Pray with us for property to build classrooms.

LLamas Ecuador Chimborazo Provincia
LLamas grazing at base of Mt. Chimborazo, 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:

q     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.

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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