Category: Cultural Insight

Eating Bugs

This post was fir published on September of 2019 In the Sierra after the first rain of the rainy season you will see little holes in the ground. The holes are made by beetles coming up to the surface. When this happens people collect… Continue Reading “Eating Bugs”

Cultural Insight: Syncretism

What do the Inca, the Conquistadores, the cult of Pachamama and Mariolatry have in common? Find out by listening to today’s Cultural Insight podcast.   Rumicucho is one of the “high places” the Conquistadors destroyed. with much love, the Downings What is the church? Click… Continue Reading “Cultural Insight: Syncretism”

Cultural Insight: Idioms

One way to gain insight into a culture is by understanding the idioms they use. In this cultural insight we explore Ecuadorian idioms. With much love, the Downings

Water

Friends, this post was first published in July of 2019. The wellspring of the Gospel is powerful and freely flows into every culture. As you will find out on this episode of our mission path podcast living water speaks profoundly to the hearts of… Continue Reading “Water”

The First Shout of independence

Cowards, men born for servitude, what are you afraid of? No time to lose! Manuela Cañizares

Cultural Insight: Until When….?

Today’s cultural insight comes in the form of a story. The legend of Father Almeida tells a story of sin and redemption. Just click play below to be regaled with local Ecuadorian lore. With love, The Downing Family Friend we need your support! Click… Continue Reading “Cultural Insight: Until When….?”

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

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