Category: Ministry Story

Ministry Story: Quevedo

  The humidity was thick but the joy was palpable as we walked through the doors of the Quevedo church. Quevedo is one of the most important agricultural centers of Ecuador and is the geographical point where all major roads in the region (including… Continue Reading “Ministry Story: Quevedo”

Ministry Story: Gloria’s Baby (Podcast)

We  recently had the joy of  dedicating a baby. Here is the podcast about the event. If you would like to read about it, see photos and watch a video from this event please click here.  With much love, The Downings

Ministry Story: Gloria’s Baby

Recently we had the joy of visiting the church of Pisambilla for a baby dedication.   Timothy was invited to dedicate Samara the daughter of Gloria, one of his seminary students. Gloria is also the daughter of Pastor Carlos. Here is a short podcast… Continue Reading “Ministry Story: Gloria’s Baby”

Roldos Goes Down To The River

  Due to the nature of our ministry here we are invited to many special events in the life of the Church. From marriage celebrations, Church Anniversaries, Children’s programs and baptisms we are honored to walk along side our Ecuadorian brothers and sisters. Recently… Continue Reading “Roldos Goes Down To The River”

A Children Of Promise Christmas

  One of the ministries we are honored to be a part of is the Children of Promise sponsorship program. We help facilitate the relationship between our Children and their sponsors (padrinos). Currently that is over ninety relationships! This year we celebrated Christmas with… Continue Reading “A Children Of Promise Christmas”

Church In Public

Baptisms are amazing. Not only are they a significant event and act of obedience for the believers involved but they are also a significant testimony for all who witness the public event. We were honored to be invited to the Mount of Olives’ recent… Continue Reading “Church In Public”

From Preble County to Quito’s Red Light District.

During our recent Caring Partners International medical mission trip we had an unexpected connection with one of our visitors. Donna Cox and Timothy graduated from the same rural high school. They had both been educated at Preble Shawnee where the largest social club was the… Continue Reading “From Preble County to Quito’s Red Light District.”

The Congregation on The Prairie Holds Their First Baptism!

Jesus said: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded… Continue Reading “The Congregation on The Prairie Holds Their First Baptism!”

Success!

We tried something different and…. it was a success! Each year the Church of God Seminary in Ecuador offers a week long intensive to help train leaders in the Ecuadorian Church. This year we expanded the reach of the Seminary by offering more class… Continue Reading “Success!”

Librophiles Unite!

We love books. We love reading good books. We love writing books. We love giving books away! The right book given to the right person at the right time will not only change the life of the recipient but also the lives of the… Continue Reading “Librophiles Unite!”

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