The Evening Light

It will happen in one day—a day known to the Lord—not in the day or the night, but in the evening there will be light. Moreover, on that day living waters will flow out from Jerusalem, half of them to the eastern sea and half of them to the western sea; it will happen both in summer and in winter.

Zechariah 14:7-8
Click play to hear today’s good word from Ecuador.

You are the light of the world. A city located on a hill cannot be hidden. People do not light a lamp and put it under a basket but on a lamp stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before people, so that they can see your good deeds and give honor to your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:15-16

Disciple! Vision Q&A

Friends, this Q&A was first published in July of 2020.

Friends, here is a Q&A from last week’s class from the Disciple! series. Thank you for all who watched it and for all who submitted questions.

The Downing Family

Disciple! Vision

Friends, this post was first published in July of 2020.

Everything is online these days, and our Seminary program is no exception. This is the English version of a class we will be offering our students in South America. Vision is the first in the series Disciple! We will post a new class available each Wednesday. If you have need of the Spanish version of this teaching please contact us and you can join us for online seminary this year.

Here is an audio only podcast of Disciple! Vision.

Here is the video of this class.

If you would like a copy of the Book Disciple! Please click here.

With love,

The Downing Family

His Yoke Is Easy

Friends, this post was first published in June of 2019.

Click play to hear today’s podcast.

I’ve found my Lord and He is mine,
He won me by His love;
I’ll serve Him all my years of time,
And dwell with Him above.

Refrain:
His yoke is easy, His burden is light,
I’ve found it so, I’ve found it so;
His service is my sweetest delight,
His blessings ever flow.

No other Lord but Christ I know,
I walk with Him alone;
His streams of love forever flow,
Within my heart His throne. [Refrain]

He’s dearer to my heart than life,
He found me lost in sin;
He calmed the sea of inward strife,
And bade me come to Him. [Refrain]

My flesh recoiled before the cross,
And Satan whispered there,
“Thy gain will not repay the loss,
His yoke is hard to bear.” [Refrain]

I’ve tried the road of sin and found,
Its prospects all deceive;
I’ve proved the Lord, and joys abound,

More than I could believe. [Refrain]

D.S. Warner

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Missions And Relationships

Friends, this post was first published in July of2019.

What does a missionary heart look like? Listen to this interview with Rev. Bob Burns and find out!

Click play to hear today’s interview with Rev. Bob Burns.

Friends we would like to develop a relationship with you! Check out this link to find out more about us. Then write us so we can know more about you!

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Hot Culture, Cold Culture

Do you know the difference between a hot culture and a cold culture? We invite you to listen to this cultural insight to find out!

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Friend we would love for you to click here and read about our mission!

Prayer

Every step in the progress of missions is directly traceable to prayer.

A.T. Pierson

In Acts chapter six the Apostles had to choose Between a very important ministry and the ministry of prayer, they chose prayer along with the ministry of the Word. They realized that even the best ministry should not rob time away from prayer.

We often approach the Divine in prayer and think our prayers will surely change Him. But in reality when we spend time before the Throne Room of Grace our prayers change us.

Every great leap forward on the mission field is due to prayer. God is still active in the lives of his children. Let us not neglect time spent with our Heavenly Father. Approach God in prayer, ask what you will, listen to His leading and obey Him.

May we be a praying people. May our lives display prayer’s indelible mark!

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Go Ye Into All The World

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With much love,

The Downing Family

Back To The Original Path

There are no closed doors to the gospel – provided that, once you get inside, you don’t care if you ever come out.

Brother Andrew

There are no countries closed to the Gospel of Christ. On its face that sentiment doesn’t seem to reflect reality. Many countries have outlawed Christian belief and witness. Many missionary organizations will not send missionaries into unsafe situations. Some missionaries are willing to “die before they go” but they have difficulty navigating the modern paths into missionary service. 

For those who are called into closed countries what is their best path? Their best path is the original path blazed by Paul the Apostle. They should be called by God, set apart by the Holy Spirit and sent by their local church who knows and loves them.

For all of our modern advancement the best paths are always the paths blazed by the original movement of Christ!

May we follow Christ regardless of the personal consequence. May we not ignore the original path blazed by the Church. 

Love, B8BE1E92-F232-4D80-A144-845F8A9C78BDThe Downings

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