Breathtaking!

If you follow us on social media (facebook: Timothy Angelita Downing or our mission path) you most lilkely have already watched some of our live streams of the opening of the Cangahua congregation’s new building. The event was breathtaking in several different ways!

The Mount of Olives Congregation is located high up between the inactive Pambamarca volcano and the active Cayambe Volcano almost exactly on latitude 0,0,0! The Church sits in the cool breeze of Cayamb’s massive glacier. The view and altitude are breathtaking, literally. 4BAB614B-C996-4901-9FD4-071F41814137

The Church celebrated for three days straight! Breathtaking!

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The ladies of the Church fed all who attended!
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The kitchen was warm and cozy
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Bags of food prepared for the massive group of worshipers.
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Boiling water over eucalyptus wood fires.
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Tired but joyful!
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On the last day of celebration we arrived to a fest!
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Scrumptious fruit, pastries, cheese, and meat!
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Enough to feed everyone!

The beauty of community could be seen at its finest! Breathtaking!

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The opening procession.
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Gathering to see the new Chruch building
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The national committee president Pastor Patricio saying a few words.
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Cutting the tape
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Then we began to pray!
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And pray
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And Pray!
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The community getting their first look inside!
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We worshiped all day!
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Pastor Luis has been the pastor of this congregation for several years.
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A government official spoke and we took time to pray for him and all the governmental leaders of Ecuador.
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A representative of the indigenous group spoke.
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Some of the men of Cangahua sang beautifully.
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Representatives from our Zabala congregation gave encouragement.
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As did Carapungo
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And Tounsupa
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Even the missionary spoke.
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Our daughter finding friends in the community.
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There was standing room only!
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And more came….
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And more came!

We are blessed to serve Christ in Ecuador! We are honored to be your hands and feet in a land that many of you may never experience. We love being part of what God is doing here! It’s breathtaking!

With much love, 604EB03F-B078-43A5-B884-D0129A13D6BBThe Downings

 

 

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