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 Pastor Leadership Conference Celebrating 5 Years Peniel Theological Seminary

A New Work of Faith in San Juan Guaboc, Ecuador

God's Chosen Instruments in Ecuador   PDF

How Shall They Hear Without a Preacher in Ecuador?

Peniel Seminary Students with a Missionary Vision

NEW Unto the Ends of the Earth  PDF

 Peniel Theological Seminary Riobamba Ecuador

Advancing the Gospel in New Frontiers in Nicaragua

Peniel Theological Seminary Riobamba Ecuador

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

Preaching the Gospel in Kintia Panki, Ecuador

Abide in Christ witness at Kintia Panki, Ecuador.
Wil leading Shuar man to Christ. 

"I aspired to preach the gospel, not where Christ was already named, that I might not build upon another man's foundation; but as it is written, "THEY WHO HAD NO NEWS OF HIM SHALL SEE, AND THEY WHO HAVE NOT HEARD SHALL UNDERSTAND" (Romans 15:20-21).

Evangelism and discipleship are the heart of Jesus' Great Commission to the Church.

Years ago someone wrote: "A missionary is God's man, in God's place, doing God's work, God's way, for God's glory alone."

The Holy Spirit has an amazing way of putting us right where He wants us to witness to a lost person the saving gospel of Christ.

I watched God do something this week in an area where there are no evangelical churches of any variety. No Gospel witness. None. God led three men from the United States and three Ecuadorians to the place where He was at work, and we watched Him take each one of us and bear witness to God's saving grace.

Fifty-nine individuals put their faith in Jesus Christ. Of the 59, 22 were Quichuas who responded to our personal witness as we conducted a dental clinic. Dr. John Howell saw 45 patients and extracted 42 teeth on a Sunday afternoon. Twenty-two responded to the Roman road and believed on Christ as their savior. During the week we saw 73 dental patients and extracted 50 teeth.

Six months ago a new mission was started in the Quichua village of San Juan de Guabo by Alberto Copa and students from Peniel Theological Seminary. In May 2015, I taught personal evangelism and discipleship with this group for a week. Three weeks ago several were baptized.

 Sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with dental patient.
Dr. John Howell extracting teeth and sharing Christ with patient.

Peniel Theological Seminary student witnessing at dental clinic.
Peniel Seminary student witness to patients at dental clinic.

Peniel Theological student wife witnessing at San Juan de Guabo, Ecuador
Seminary student's wife sharing Christ at dental clinic outreach of their church.

Abide in Christ evangelism team members witnessing in Ecuador.
Don Dumas with seminary student witnessing in San Juan de Guabo.

Abide in Christ evangelism and discipleship ministry in Ecuador.
Wil translating for Don Dumas as he shares Christ with patients. In background Jefferson Copa is translating for Dr. Howell.

Dental patient receives Christ as her savior.
Dr. Howell sharing Christ with a dental patient in San Juan de Guabo.  Jefferson is translating the gospel message.

Dentist sharing Christ with patient in Ecuador.
Wil assisting and translating for Dr. Howell.

Perfect ending of a great day.

Baptism at San Juan de Guabo mission, Ecuador
Baptism at San Juan de Guabo.

Monday through Thursday we worked with the Shuar people in eastern Ecuadorian jungle at Chivias and Kintia Panki. We went door to door sharing Christ. Our goal was to find out where God was at work so our Quichua pastor Alexandro could start a new Shuar mission. During the week 33 individuals came to Christ. Among those who believed on Christ were six high school students who came across the river going to school and Alejandro witnessed to them. Also, John and Don waded across a river to an island where six university students were building a camp fire. They too, trusted Christ as their Savior.

One the way back to Riobamba we stopped along the side of the highway and led four Ecuadorian construction workers to Christ. Alejandro is making weekly trips back to Sucua and following up on these new believes. This is a vision God has given him to reach unreached areas of Ecuador.

Abide in Christ team witnessing to Shuar couple in Ecuador.
Alejandro and Damaso sharing Christ with a Shuar couple.

Abide in Christ team members sharing the love of God with Shuar in Ecuador.
Shuar man accepting Christ as his Savior with Don Dumas and Jefferson Copa.

Construction workers praying to receive Christ as Savior in Ecuador.
Alejandro praying with new believers at construction site.

Abide in Christ team member Alejandro witnessing to Shauar man in jungle.
Alejandro witnessing to Shuar man.

I also spent a week teaching the course on the Gospels and Acts to Peniel Theological Seminary students at the Quito extension.

Peniel Theological Seminary Quito extension.
Students in the Peniel Theological Seminary extension in Quito, Ecuador.

Abide in Christ Ecuadorian team praying for outreach among Shuar.
Pray with us that God will open new doors for His glory in areas where the Gospel has never been preached.

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 Ecuadorian and Indian 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 as he coordidnates Abide in Christ work in Ecuador.

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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