diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not
need to be ashamed, handling accurately the Word of truth" (2 Timothy
Quichua Bilingual Churches provide Abide in Christ
opportunities to conduct Evangelism and Key Word Doctrine Conferences in
the high lands of Ecuador.
We use the term bilingual because these churches
use both the Quechua language and Spanish.
The importance of solid Bible doctrine was vividly
demonstrated when I arrived at the church in Santo Domingo early Sunday
morning. A group of Jehovah's False Witnesses were out on the sidewalk
in front of the church harassing the true believers. I could not believe
that they were on the street in front of the church approaching church
members passing out their literature as the members arrived for worship
services. I changed my message for that morning and presented the Deity
of Jesus Christ and the Trinity, concluding my message with Philippians
2:9-11. Over the next four days I presented studies on justification,
salvation, forgiveness, adoption, baptism of the Holy Spirit, Spirit
filled life, regeneration, propitiation, redemption, sanctification,
substitutionary penal atonement, God's eternal purpose for the believer,
etc. The response to these studies confirmed the need and the hunger for
solid Bible theology in these churches.
Alberto Copa, Director of Peniel Theological
Seminary, and coordinator for our work in Ecuador had asked me to teach
classes for the school and conduct workshops in Quichua churches on
Bible doctrine. I have over 40 doctrinal studies prepared in Spanish
which are also available on our websites.
Morning session Bible Doctrine Studies in Santo Domingo
Monday and Tuesday mornings I gave a review of the Roman Road to a group
in the church at Santo Domingo where I taught the evangelism workshop
last year, and then we went out witnessing in groups of two. We had an
excellent response. Again we met Jehovah's False Witnesses and visited
homes where they had passed out literature. We were repeatedly asked
what were the difference between JFW's, Catholics and evangelicals. In
the evening services we continued with doctrinal themes. On Wednesday
morning the pastor and church leaders asked me to teach them how to use
their Bibles to give biblical responses to the cults, especially JFWs
Witnessing to a man in Santo Domingo
We moved on to the coastal city of Guayaquil and
continued teaching Bible doctrine in a bilingual Quechua church. The
focus was on church leaders and the youth. At the Genesis Bilingual
Church in Riobamba, I also taught doctrinal studies. In each of these
churches they repeatedly asked me to return and continue these studies.
Guayaquil youth leaders special workshop on Bible doctrine.
We also conducted an evangelism workshop at the
bilingual church in the high Andean community of Cocan. The pastor is a
seminary student and excited about what God is doing in his church.
Bilingual Evangelism Conference
at Cocan, Ecuador.
Ecuador small groups working at evangelism workshop
Participant in one of our workshops in Ecuador.
Construction of second floor Sunday School class rooms for Genesis
Bilingual Quichua Church, Riobamba, Ecuador
Cooks preparing meal for evangelism workshop participants at the
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. “As long as the
Lord provides I will give … $25
$50 $100 $___ a month.”
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 &
. You can listen to his bilingual Bible studies on Abide in
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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