Category: Ministry Story

Holy Week

Friends, this post is a throwback post which was first published in April of 2019. What do old Roman military funeral rituals and people in purple robes and pointed hats have to do with Easter? Listen to today’s Ministry Story and find out! Click… Continue Reading “Holy Week”


(Originally posted June 5, 2019)What motivates you to attend church? Today’s ministry story is a reflection on motives. With much love, The Downings Please click here to become our ministry partner!

Traditions & Eternal Value

Sometimes we are guilty of throwing away tradition in favor of all things new. Other times we elevate our traditions way beyond their value. It can easily seem like some traditions become idols. Can we hold our traditions and still offer something of eternal… Continue Reading “Traditions & Eternal Value”

Annual Report

Some years seem shorter than others. 2019 felt like a very short year for us. Short but action packed! The link below will let you read the annual report we recently gave to the National leadership of the church in Ecuador. Click here to… Continue Reading “Annual Report”

Trouble in El Carmen

Imagine being jolted awake by a car accident. Only the sound of crunching metal and the smell of hot brakes aren’t far outside of the safety of your home. No, this car accident quickly becomes a home invasion as a driver losses control on… Continue Reading “Trouble in El Carmen”

Christmas Baptisms

The great commission says to go, make disciples and baptize. That is just what the Zabala church in Ecuador is doing! In December Pastors Martha and Rodrigo baptized several new believers in a river near Puerto Quito. Friends, it is an honor to serve Christ… Continue Reading “Christmas Baptisms”

Missions And Relationships

What does a missionary heart look like? Listen to this interview with Rev. Bob Burns and find out! 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… Continue Reading “Missions And Relationships”

Santa Isabel

One of the ministries we are privileged to participate in is teaching seminary classes to developing Christians and church leaders. Such an opportunity presented itself by way of an invitation from Rev. Jovanny Mendieta and Rev. Jorge Palacios to teach some classes this past… Continue Reading “Santa Isabel”

News From The C.O.P.

We encourage you you to take a moment and meet the new international directors of the Children of Promise sponsorship program. Love, The Downing Family P.S. Thank you for your prayers as Timothy traveled back to Ecuador last night. We are reunited after 15… Continue Reading “News From The C.O.P.”

Ministry Story: The Ark

We love walking alongside our brothers and sisters here in Ecuador. We love sharing our mission path with you! Here is a story we want you to hear!   With love, The Downings

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