Piedmont-Okefenokee Baptist Association
Friday, August 17, 2018


LOSTNESS in the Imbabura Province

<> Six counties with 300,000 residents
<> Less than 2% evangelized
<> Almost no evangelical presence outside of large cities
<> Adopt the unreached people groups represented in the Imbabura Province of northern Ecuador
<> Actively pray for people groups living in this province and the IMB missionaries serving in country
<> Work alongside the IMB missionary to implement the vision God has given him for the people group he serves
<> Encourage participation with and send multiple teams annually in cooperation with other churches in the Piedmont-Okefenokee Baptist Association (3-6 teams)
<> Provide financial support for the tasks to be accomplished on each mission trip (Bibles, pastoral resources, evangelism tools, etc.)
<> Prayerwalk and share the gospel in each village of the Imbabura Province
<> Establish a Bible study in every village in the Imbabura Province
<> Train a local believer in each village to lead Bible studies that will multiply
<> Provide training and encouragement for local pastors, Bible study leaders, and IMB missionaries
PARTNERSHIP SUMMARY.  (download a full page flyer here)
Since 2009 16 churches and 37 people from the Piedmont Okefenokee Baptist Association have participated in the Step Up partnership in addition to 7 people from a church in our neighboring association to share the gospel with the unreached Quichua of the Imbabura Province of Ecuador.  A total of 19 villages and towns have been prayerwalked and where Bibles have been distributed.  A pastor’s conference was conducted in 2009 providing training to 10 Ecuadorian pastors.  In 2013 Christian leadership training was offered to 23 believers while 11 children participated in a backyard Bible club.  God has used the Piedmont Okefenokee association as a catalyst in initiating worship services in two villages and Bible studies in 6 additional villages.  We worked with three local pastors who understand the need for planting indigenous churches among the 300,000 Quichua in the Imbabura Province.