Category: Cultural Insight

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!…

Cultural Insight: Bull Taunt

In many cultures bull fighting is popular. Here is our cultural insight about this event in Ecuador.   With Love, The Downings  

Food

Have you ever considered how important food was in the ministry of Jesus? We see that the context of many of Christ’s interactions involved food. What does our Holy God incarnate have in common with sinners? Food. And the good news is that the…

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…

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…

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…

The Legend Of Cantuña

We understand foreign culture in several ways. One way is by understanding the legends and folklore. Listen to today’s podcast about the legend of Cantuña. What does it tell you about the Ecuadorian culture?   Love, The Downing Family

Willachina, Tapuykuna, Chimbapurana, Killpichirina, Paktachina (Indigenous Justice)

In Ecuador there are two systems of justice. Indigenous Justice is an ancient practice of restorative justice and it is used in place of Cvil Justice from time to time. Today’s podcast is all about Indigenous Justice.   The Indigenous system is far from…

La Reina Del El Quinche

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

Water

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 people with an Andean worldview. Just click on the audio…

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