"The harvest is plentiful, but
the workers are few. Therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to
send out workers into His harvest" (Luke 10:2).
The Third Annual Quichua Pastors and Leadership Conference was
held in Riobama and Guaranda, Ecuador.
Ed Balducci taught an overview of the Book of Revelation
four days in Riobamba and then three days in Guaranda. Pam Becker
received excellent responses from her Bible studies for the Quichua
women in both locations.
Ed and Pam having fun with some of the
Quichua pastor's wives in Riobamba.
A good friend and missionary colleague for many
years, Roger Reimer, taught leadership principles at the
conferences. The pastors learned how to lead their churches in
writing a purpose statement for their churches An Ecuadorian pastor,
Richard Aguilar gave Bible expositions each morning and afternoon.
Roger Reimer leading discussion on
pastor's roll in developing church purpose statement.
Carmen Reinoso, from Charles Stanley
organization, gave women's Bible studies on women in the Bible.
Cindy Aguilar taught women how to begin Sunday Schools in their
churches. Nancy Copa gave presentations on how pastors' wives can
have effective ministries and build up their husbands in ministry.
We had over 400 registered participants at the two conferences.
Carmen Reinoso presenting Alberto
Copa with Charles Standley's mp3 sermons for Quichua pastors at
conference. Carmen also gave Bible studies on Women in the Bible to
Cindy Aguilar teaching Quichua
pastors wifes how to begin Sunday School in their churches.
Nancy Copa presenting the ministry of
the Quichua pastor's wife at Guaranda, Ecuador conference.
Cindy Aguilar translating for Pam
Becker at Quichua Pasotr and Wives' conference in Riobamba.
Participants received continuing
education credits from Peniel Theological Seminary. In this picture
a seminary student who is a pastor's wife receives her certificate
from Alberto Copa and Damason Francisco.
The Peniel Theological Seminary now has over
130 students in Riobamba and its extensions. The school began four
years ago with 13 students. Please pray for funds to purchase
property for the seminary.
Ed and I both preached at the Genesis
Evangelical Bilingual Church in Riobamba. This church continues to
grow spiritually and numerically.
Wil translating Bible studies on
Revelation for Ed Balducci in Ambato, Ecuador.
Ed and Pam continued with me the second week
ministering in a Quichua church in the city of Ambato. I translated
for both of them as they taught Revelation and family
ministry. These studies were well received by the pastors and
leaders in the church.
Wil translating for Pam Becker's
Bible studies on the family in Ambato, Ecuador.
One of the reasons we presented these Bible studies in
Ambato is to promote and help start a new seminary extension in a
city of over 330,000 inhabitants. The Lord used my workshops on
evangelism and doctrinal studies to get two new seminary extensions
started in other cities during the past two years.
spoke each night at both locations to the participants and the
general public on the Lamb of God in the Bible. Participants will
receive a copy of volume one of my book on Christ in the Old
Testament – Genesis
through Psalms in Spanish.
We praise the Lord for continuing opportunities to serve Him in
evangelism and discipleship ministries. Thank you for your support
and encouragement as we serve our risen Savior together.
Each participant who attended the
whole conference received continuing education credits.
Mayor of the city of Riobamba,
Ecuador with Alberto Copa addressing the Pastor's Conference.
Peniel Theological Seminary student
group singing at Pastor's Conference.
Pam Becker speaking to Quichua women
at Peniel Theological Seminary confernece.
Quichua girl having fun at Pastor's
Conference in Riobamba, Ecuador.
Pam Becker giving Quichua children
Outside banner at Peniel Theological
Seminary Pastor Leadership Conference.
Pastors in Bolivar Province,