“This generation of Christians is responsible for this generation of souls on the earth!” Keith Green We have been entrusted … Continue reading This Generation
And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself. John 12:32 Continue reading Lift Him Up
What do the Inca, the Conquistadores, the cult of Pachamama and Mariolatry have in common? Find out by listening to … Continue reading Syncretism
The lesson is obvious. True missionaries concentrate on doing the work of Mark 16:15 rather than operating social-welfare programs. True … Continue reading The Work of Mark 16
Here is an update on the Seminary Program in Ecuador. Continue reading Seminary Program
Friends, this post was first published in March of 2018. Today is Palm Sunday. We have always loved this time … Continue reading Be The Donkey! ¡Sé el burro!
On January 22, 1973, seven unelected officials made a decision that has resulted in the deaths of 61,678,839 innocent children … Continue reading Cultural Insight: Abortion
On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let … Continue reading The Roar of The Waters of Baptism
Today we attended Palm Sunday services on line due to the Coronavirus lockdown. We have always loved this time of … Continue reading Be The Donkey!
Friends, have you scrolled 100 times through your social media feeds today? In a time of social distancing it can … Continue reading Tired Of Scrolling?
This is one of the two classrooms we used for Seminary classes in 2018. This classroom had more distractions but … Continue reading Throwback To An Exciting Seminary Week
Love, The Downing Family Continue reading Tune In Tomorrow!
Hello Friends, Our family formally invites you and your family to journey along with us this year as we ready … Continue reading Christmas Devotions Along Our Mission Path!
The past 14 weeks Timothy has been traveling in the U.S. visiting with partners and speaking at churches. During this … Continue reading Prayer Request
We love supporting good ministries! The ministry of Ken and Maria Biron are among the best ministries that we are … Continue reading The Roma Lee Courvisier School
Friends, here is an update on the major change in our service. We are honored by your ongoing support … Continue reading Together Tuesday: An Update On Our Ministry
Love, The Downings Continue reading Throwback To 2014
Love, The Downings Continue reading Throwback To A Knockoff
Hello friends, this week we are revisiting some of our more popular posts from the past. Make sure you tune … Continue reading Ají Sauce
How can you help end human trafficking? One powerful way is to give a child hope by becoming a Children … Continue reading Together Tuesday: Children of Promise
This post was born out of a bit of wisdom shared by our friends at Boldly Went. We really like … Continue reading How To Listen To Our Podcast
Baptisms are amazing. Not only are they a significant event and act of obedience for the believers involved but they … Continue reading Church In Public
We see them. We see the gripping photos of children and parents separated from each other on the U.S. southern … Continue reading Heart Broken
Each year the Ecuadorian Church offers intensive classes through our Seminary program. These classes have been very beneficial for the … Continue reading Seminary News! ¡Noticias Del Seminario!
And the light shines on in the darkness, but the darkness has not mastered it. -John 1:5 We love Easter! … Continue reading John 1:5 / Juan 1:5
Our supporters are the best! Over the years we have heard the words “just tell us what you need and … Continue reading We Need Your Help To…
This is part confession part praise. I (Timothy) just spent five days in Tonsupa to nail down some details for … Continue reading …And God Smiled
This year we began the process of reimagining the training program that serves the Church of God in Ecuador. We … Continue reading Exciting Seminary News!
A quick word to our supporters: Thank you so much for your partnership this year! We wish we could share … Continue reading Our Year-In-Review
Blessings,The Downings (If you want to join our support team please click here for more information) Continue reading A Quick Video Update
Part of the adventure of living as a missionary in Ecuador is the journey to various ministry sites. We had … Continue reading Along For The Ride
We live in a very photogenic country! In the busyness of missionary life we sometimes forget to share the photos … Continue reading Friday Photos And An Immigration Update
It seems like a lifetime since we last posted. We have had one intense month! Before we tell you about … Continue reading Seminary Week
This week we had the honor of visiting with our brothers and sisters in the Sucumbios Province. The Sucumbios Province … Continue reading Welcome To The Jungle
People have been struggling to put pen to paper and define beauty for millennia. Consequently there are a plethora of … Continue reading Beauty
Living as missionaries in Ecuador, we often forget that what may be a common experience for us now might be … Continue reading A Post In Three Parts
We had the privilege of attending the El Carmen church for Father’s Day last Sunday. Pastor Jorge preached an excellent … Continue reading A Father’s Day Reflection
During our first year of missionary service in Ecuador we are focusing on building relationships with pastors and church leaders. … Continue reading Pisambilla, A Church With A View
We have not posted in some time, our apologies for not making time to tell our story. We appreciate the … Continue reading Light On Our Path
What is important to you? Recently we had the privilege of moving from the temporary housing at the S.E.T.E. (the … Continue reading What Is Important?
We have experienced much during our first week in Quito. We have been house hunting, figuring out where to buy … Continue reading Our First Week In Quito
We are still enjoying our brief time in the United States. We are busy collecting necessary documents, enlisting new ministry … Continue reading It’s A………Baby Reveal!
From the time we began traveling along our mission path we seem to have gone from one great experience to … Continue reading Last Days In Costa Rica
We received a lot of public congratulations when we announced that we are expecting our fifth child. We very much … Continue reading What To Expect When You Are Expecting…On The Mission Field
Time can be measured in various ways. At the time of writing this post our family has 34 more days … Continue reading Counting Time
Today marks 50 days until we board a plane and leave our cocoon of preparation. Since last December our … Continue reading 50 Days & Counting
Last week we were scheduled to leave our studies in Costa Rica for a four day Visa run, something we … Continue reading Provision, Look What God Has Done!
Our Family is studying Spanish in Costa Rica to prepare ourselves for ministry in Ecuador. Costa Rica is a unique … Continue reading A Fun Post About Fruit
In our last post we introduced you to one of the missionaries whose prayer card we have on our refrigerator, … Continue reading Who Is On Our Refridgerator Part 2
Excitement and post-worthy material seem to be in short supply for us these days. We are spending most of our … Continue reading Who Is On Our Refrigerator?