"Do you not say, 'There are yet four months, and then comes the
harvest'? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes, and look on the
fields, that they are white for harvest" (John 4:35).
Praise the Lord for 301 decisions for Christ in EstelÃ, Juigalpa and El
Bobby Franklin giving his testimony at evangelism workshop in
One of the pastors attending the evangelism
workshop in Juigalpa was so determined to come that he spent three full
days travelling. He walked one day, took a boat the next day, and a bus
ont he third day. He had heard about our evangelism workshops from other pastors who
had attended workshops in Miskito area of Nicaragua last year.
Miskito pastor who travelled 3 full days to attend evangelism
workshop in Juigalpa with bobby Franklin and Aristides Bustillo.
I praise the Lord for an excellent team of God
called men with a passion to see lost people come to the Lord Jesus
Carl Mason sharing Christ with man on the street in Esteli,
Carl Mason said, "The last day with the children in
the park was the best day. In two and half hours we had 27 decisions for
Christ. The Lord opened the door the previous day. On the second day in
Concordia at every house we visited we had someone accept Christ."
Our goal for this team was to encourage Aristides
Bustillo in the new "Abide in Christ Baptist Church" in EstelÃ,
Nicaragua. Aristides sensed God leading him to leave a successful
pastorate to start a new mission church. During the last six months he
has started home Bible studies in EstelÃ and Concordia.
Abide in Christ Baptist Church, is a mission start funded by Abide
in Christ, Inc.
Abide in Christ Baptist Church began meeting in a garage in home of
Aristides Bustillo working with one of the small study groups at
Don Dumas sharing the Roman Road with a man on street in Esteli,
Don Dumas sharing Roman Road
"We met three guys who had slingshots. I hit a tree
with a rock, then I missed
another tree on purpose so I could illustrate sin as missing the mark,
and share Christ as our only hope of salvation," said Don Dumas.
Bobby Franklin said, "My favorite experience was an elderly couple who
was really listening and another person came in and both prayed to
Bobby Franklin leads a security guard to Christ in Juigalpa,
Jerry Starnes preaching to a group of children and adults in
Jerry visited a home in Concordia where an
83-year old man was sitting in a hammock recovering from a tree falling
on him. His wife did not want to hear the Gospel. After presenting the
plan of salvation Jerry asked if they would like to receive Christ as
their savior. The woman said "no," but the man said, "I will receive
Christ now." The woman repeated, "no." The old man was determined, "I
will receive Christ now!"
Group of children and adults listenign to Michael Pettiette share
Christ in park.
Pounds said, "My favorite visit on this evangelism trip to Nicaragua was
to an internet cafÃ© where Aristides Bustillo checks his emails. I asked
the owner if she died today did she have the assurance she would go to
heaven. She said 'yes,' so I asked her if God said to her, 'Why should I
let you into My Heaven? What would you say? She was rather wishy washy
so I went down the Roman Road. As I shared Romans 5:6, 8 she had a look
on her face like a thousand watt light bulb lit up and a smile with
tears streaming down her beautiful face. I asked her what was happening.
She said, 'I just believed on Christ. I just realized what Christ did
for me on the cross. I just gave my life to Christ.' When she read
Romans 5:1-2 her response was, 'Peace, I have peace with God.'"
Aristides Bustillo giving personal witnessing demonstration at
evangelism workshop in El Ayote, Nicaragua.
Youth responding to Christ on Soccer field at Abide in Christ
evangelism workshop, Esteli, Nicaragua.
Worship service at El Ayote evangelism workshop.
Baptism service at Abide in Christ mission at El Pimira,
Abide in Christ suports the new mission starts by David Zedon in
San Jose, El Pimira, Nicaragua. During the past two years the work
has grown to the place where it called its own pastor. Therefore,
beginning in July 2013, David will begin a new work in a new
location. Please continue to pray for David as we continue to work
together in these mission projects.
missions give you an opportunity to become personally involved in what God
is doing in world missions.
daily for the work in Honduras.
We are a faith mission and are dependent upon your financial gifts. Please
pray about becoming involved in the support of our mission. Ã¢â‚¬Å“As long as the
Lord provides I will give Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ $25
$50 $100 $___ a month.Ã¢â‚¬Â
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.
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 Nicaragua 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 &
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.
All gifts to Abide in Christ are tax
deductible under IRS 501 (c) (3) tax exempt status.
P.O. Box 17921
Wil & Ann Pounds
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