Category: Thoughts along the way

Episode 39: Don’t Stoop

If God calls you to be a missionary, don’t stoop to be a king. -Jordan Groom We might add, if God calls you to be a king don’t stoop to be anything else! Do what God calls you to do. We must be brutally…

Motives

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!

Venezuela

As we witness the fall of yet another socialist country in real-time, what are the implications for Venezuela’s neighbors? How are Venezuelans treated in Ecuador? How can we pray? This Cultural insight is ripped right from the headlines. We invite you to click on…

The Church’s Jubilee

This hymn is widely considered the anthem of the Church of God. It harkens back to a time when we were living in the purity of our doctrine. The poetry of this hymn elucidates the fact that we were a movement not a sect…

Ensalada de Cebolla y Tomate (Onion and Tomato Salad)

Ensalada de cebolla y tomate (Onion and tomato salad) Salads in Ecuador are sometimes an unexpected adventure.  Not knowing Spanish very well Timothy 1 ordered this salad thinking it would be similar to a chef salad.  It was an unexpected treat. Four out of…

Episode 38: With Christ’s Eyes

Nothing pleases Christ more than for us to share with Him His burden for the world and its people. Nothing so weds us to the heart of Christ as our tears shed as we intercede for lost ones with Him. Then truly we become…

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…

Together Tuesday: Six Important Ways To Support Your Missionary

We posted this series a few months ago. It has been mentioned often during Timothy’s home visit so we decided to repost it. We invite you to to explore how to send your missionaries well. “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord…

El Guagua Auca

Folklore and legends are in important part of understanding a culture. Folklore sometimes communicates deep or difficult cultual reality. Listen to the legend of the Baby of Aura a see what you can learn about Ecuadorian culture. The folklore of the crying child is…

His Yoke Is Easy

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;…

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