Category: Cultural Insight

Class

Why is the USA called the land of opportunity? Do you know the difference between a class based and classless society? This cultural insight podcast sheds some light on this subject. What does the sign say in our featured photo? “We are looking to… Continue Reading “Class”

What is a Minga?

 And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone. 1 Thessalonians 5:14 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2

Inti Raymi

The Incas placed great importance on the sun and moon. Solstice and Equinox dates were recognised as being very significant each year, but none more than Inti Raymi the summer solstice. In Ecuador these dates are still celebrated with colorful festivals especially in indigenous… Continue Reading “Inti Raymi”

Cultural Insight: World’s End?

What if I told you that there is a building in Quito that if finished would cause Armageddon? Just click play for details! With much love, The Downings

Poverty

This post was first published in May of 2020. Friends, today’s cultural insight is about poverty. After we recorded this podcast we were reminded of the following Scripture during a Holy Spirit inspired lesson given by William Vorrasi. Command those who are rich in… Continue Reading “Poverty”

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! With much love, The Downings Friend we would love for you to click here and read about our mission!

Pan de Yuca

Friends, this post was first published in September of 2019. Pan de yuca or cheese bread (this recipe is taken from a forthcoming cookbook from Our Mission Path) Produces 20-25 small yuca breads Some food is attached to good memories.  This was a favorite… Continue Reading “Pan de Yuca”

Cultural Insight: Cooking on Volcanic Rock

Friends, this post was first published in April of 2019. In today’s cultural insight podcast we explore the Ecuadorian tradition of cooking on volcanic rock. With much love, The Downings

La Reina Del El Quinche

Friends, this post was first published in May of 2019. Why does Ecuador need missionaries? This legend of La Reina Del El Quinche will give you some insight into the matter! With love, The Downings

Cultural Insight: Rumicucho

Friends, this post was first published in February of 2019. With much love, The Downings

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