Category: Throwback post!

Llapingachos (Ecuadorian Stuffed Potato Patties)

Friends, this post was first published in August of 2019. Llapingachos (Ecuadorian stuffed potato patties) Produces about 15 medium sized llapingachos This delicious dish is very common in Ecuador. Llapingachos are potato patties stuffed with cheese, cooked on a hot griddle until crispy brown… Continue Reading “Llapingachos (Ecuadorian Stuffed Potato Patties)”

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

Disciple! Educate

Friends, this post was first published in September of 2020. The idea of “Teaching” in the Great Commission is an ongoing, never ceasing education and edifying of those being discipled. In Greek, the word teaching is written as a present participle indicating it is… Continue Reading “Disciple! Educate”

Cuy Chaqtado (Fried Guinea Pig)

Friends, this post was first published in January of 2020. Cuy Chaqtado Fried Guinea Pig (Ayacucho-style) Guinea Pig is an Ecuadorian delicacy. It is taboo in other parts of the world. Seven out of seven Downings enjoy a well prepared Cuy. Ingredients: 1 guinea… Continue Reading “Cuy Chaqtado (Fried Guinea Pig)”

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”

Cultural Insight: Rumicucho

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

Disciple! Newness of Life

Friends, this post was first published in August of 2020. Part of disciple-ing others is helping them connect with Christ’s death and resurrection. This is precisely what happened with Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch in Acts 8:26-40. As Philip was going, he met a… Continue Reading “Disciple! Newness of Life”

Ensalada de Cebolla y Tomate (Onion and Tomato Salad)

Friends, this post was first published in August of 2019. 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… Continue Reading “Ensalada de Cebolla y Tomate (Onion and Tomato Salad)”

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 here… Continue Reading “Syncretism”

Disciple! Imperative

Friends, this post was first published in August of 2020. We may only disciple another for Christ on Christ’s terms and by His strategy. The “disciple” stipulation is not an addition to Jesus’ Commission it is the very command itself. The Great Commission does… Continue Reading “Disciple! Imperative”

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