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Quichua Pastors and Wives'Conference 2012
Teaching Evangelism by Doing It
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Power of God to Salvation of Quechuas
Key Word Studies Doctrine Conference in Santo Domingo, Ecuador
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Pastor's Conference with the Quechuas in Riobamba, Ecuador August 2011
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Workshops in Wiwili, San
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Evangelism Training in Nicaragua 2010
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Evangelism Team in Lepaterique, Honduras
Evangelism Workshops with
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Evangelism Team Witnessing
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Evangelism and Construction Team Danli & Zapotillo January 2009
Team in Palacaguina, Nicargua
Door-to-Door Evangelism Team at Las Acacias report by Dr. John
Church that Meets in Pablo's House
Two New Missions Completed in Honduras
God at Work in Two New
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Evangelism Conference in Nicaragua
Gospel Outreach in
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New Mission Churches
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Mission Outreach in Danli, Honduras
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Baptist Mission Started in Zapotillo,
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Baptism of new believers in Danli,
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I Saw God Do It!
Wil & Ann Pounds
Quichua Pastor & Wives'
Peniel Theological Seminary's 2nd Annual Pastor and Wives' Conference,
"For from Him and through Him and to Him are
all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen" (Romans 11:36).
My most impressionable moment at the Second Quichua
Pastors and Wives' Conference at Riobamba, Ecuador, came as I stood
praying over thirty people who had just made public their decisions.
Many in the congregation were weeping. There was a powerful sense of the
presence of God sweeping over the congregation as I preached. You could
sense God was working in hearts. It was a powerfully humbling experience
knowing only God could do what you were seeing Him do. TO HIM ALONE BE
To God alone be the glory.
I asked the team that participated in the
Quichua Pastors and Wives' Conference to share their most impressionable
moment at the conference.
Richard Alguilar translated for Ed Balducci and
Jerry Starnes. He is a church planter in the capital city of Quito and
professor of communications in the central university.
Richard said with enthusiasm, "What a passion for Christ!
That is the great point in this conference, Christ and only
Christ, for He is sufficient for our life. The preachers did a good job
to point out Christ for the glory of God."
Richard Aguilar translating for Jerry Starnes at Quichua Pastors'
Carmen Reinoso is a veteran Ecuadorian
missionary of many years who now lives in Atlanta and with her husband
works for the Spanish productions of Charles Stanley wrote:
"I thank the Lord and you for the privilege to
serve my people here in Chimborazo. It was a blessing to me just looking
around and seeing how God has blessed the ministry here.
I remember being a teenager and hearing and looking at Miss Edith
Kraus who lived so many years (around 30 years) preaching and teaching
and serving and all she could show as fruit of her hard work was just
one family, the Naula family. I
feel privileged to be a witness of the fruit of her hard work.
I just thank God to see so many of my brothers and sisters
learning and sharing the joy of the Gospel.
"The Congress was very organized and I loved the
two new preachers, Ed and Tracy, I learned a lot from them. I enjoyed
sharing our teachings with JoAnn.
I saw the ladies were happy and blessed."
Carmen Reinoso teaching pastors' wives at Quichua Pastor and Wives'
Jo Ann Starnes presented Bible studies for
Quichua pastor wives' said, "My most impressionable moment at this
conference happened after Carmen Reinoso taught a lesson. She had the
ladies to write ten things for which they were thankful. One after
another said how thankful they were to attend this conference. So many
times there were Bible studies for their husbands but never anything
offered for them. They have a hunger to learn. I thank God for the
opportunity to have shared Biblical principles with them. Hopefully,
they will grow in spiritual wisdom because of this conference."
translating for Jo Ann Starnes at Quichua Pastors Wives' Confernece.
Carmen's daughter Cindy Reinoso de Aguilar
translated for Jo Ann describes her most impressionable moment:
"The stars in their eyes said what a million
words could never say. The
women at the Riobamba 2012 congress were so happy, blessed and thankful
that they were taken into consideration to take part and have their own
speakers. Their words
'These words are new to me and I have been blessed by them'… 'I came but
never imagined how wonderful these teachings would be to my life'… 'I
have learned so much and I take with me new hope to live and face my
circumstances'… 'Thank you for coming and sharing these new words with
us, I am very happy, God bless you', made me realize how much we take
for granted and all I can say is Praise God for using the team and
bringing Glory to His name. And not only the lady attendees were blessed
but I too praise God for using the team in my own life, helping me let
go and forgive with God’s help those who hurt us in the past and knowing
that I am free at last."
Jerry Starnes spoke on the Second Coming of
Christ. He said: "At the end of my presentation on Wednesday, I had been
answering questions about the rapture of the church and the tribulation
period. A student asked about Matt. 24:39-40. He did not agree with me,
but he said I was a strong preacher and a man of God and everything else
I preached was in line with what he believed. Their overwhelming
acceptance of me the entire week was a blessing."
Wil translating for Tracy Hipps at the Genesis Quechua Bilingual
Evangelical Church service.
Tracy Hipps from Petal, Mississippi, spoke on
the Man of God at the Quichua Pastor's Conference. He also preached at
the evening worship service at the Genesis Bilingual Evangelical Church.
Tracy said, "I was very impressed when I stood each day to teach God's
Word to these men of God. I could just see their hunger to hear, study
and learn God's Word. They were so attentive and in tune as I taught. It
was as though they couldn't write fast enough as I was speaking and
teaching. I am most impressed with the vision, desire and passion of
Alberto Copa to provide a good quality seminary for these men to be
taught how to study and learn God's Word to prepare them as men of God.
I could see it in his eyes, hear it from his heart and that excites me
to no end. My prayer and desire is to see God fulfill their each and
every need for His honor and glory."
Evening services at Quichua Pastors and Wives' Conference,
Lee Goudelock, the only layman on the team is
President of the Board of Abide in Christ, which sponsored the Quichua
conference. He said, "I was particularly impressed to see pastors
learning from their pastors. I was glad to see the active participation
by the attenders of the conference, but it really dawned on me as I
watched Ed Balducci explaining his material to Jo Ann and Jerry Starnes.
I was impressed by the humility of the presenters as they continue
learning in their walk with Christ.
"Also, the hospitality of Alberto and Nancy Copa
left an impression on me. I felt at home around them and very welcome.
They demonstrated their care and concern for the people they serve."
Jane and Lee Goudelock with Wil, Jerry and Jo Ann at Quichua Pastors
Cindy translating for Ed Balducci at Pastor and Wive's Conference.
gave presentations on the pastor and his family to couples, and then
special studies separately for the women. He said, "My most impressionable moment came while eating lunch
with the leaders of Peniel Seminary at the president's home. I saw that
teaching ministry leaders had the potential to make many disciples and
have great impact in Ecuador. These students have a hunger to know God
and to share the gospel. I was grateful that God has given me a chance
to invest in their lives. What they learn at Peniel Seminary, they will
teach to many others when they return to their homes and churches."
Theological Seminary asked me to give the presentations each night to
the pastors and their wives and the general public in Riobamba. Choirs
came from all over Ecuador. Each night eight or ten groups sang before I
preached. Thursday night close to 20 groups sang before I preached. They
expected me to give an hour presentation each night. The Director of
Peniel, Alberto Copa, asked me to give four presentations from my new
Doctrinas Llavines de la Biblia
(Key Bible Doctrines). Each of the pastors received a free copy of the
160 page book. The conference was broadcast on local fm radio stations,
internet and television. We praise the Lord for the opportunity to share
Christ and build up the local churches. On Monday night after the
broadcast Alberto received two calls from Spanish listeners in New
Wil's new book on Bible doctrines was given to pastors who attended
Genesis Bilingual Evangelical Church also
gave a special presentation to Abide in Christ for our ministry to them
of encouragement and help with the construction of their church.
Plaque given to Abide in Christ in recognition of its ministry to and
through the Genesis Bilingual Evangelical Church in Riobamba, Ecuador.
Please continue to pray for Abide in Christ's ministry to the Quichuas
of Ecuador and Peniel Theological Seminary. Wil will continue to teach
evangelism courses and conduct evangelism training in the churches
pastored by Peniel seminary students.
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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 Ecuadorian pastors.
Pray for the continuation of these 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.
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