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Lift Him Up

And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself. John 12:32

Be The Donkey! ¡Sé el burro!

Friends, this post was first published in March of 2018. Today is Palm Sunday. We have always loved this time of year. In the United States typically children would be employed to wave palm branches at the beginning of the service. Here in Ecuador,… Continue Reading “Be The Donkey! ¡Sé el burro!”

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”

Cultural Insight: Abortion

On January 22, 1973, seven unelected officials made a decision that has resulted in the deaths of 61,678,839 innocent children in in the United States. Tragic for our nation! Yet, Jesus still offers healing and hope to all who seek him. Ecuador’s conservative abortion… Continue Reading “Cultural Insight: Abortion”

The Work of Mark 16

The lesson is obvious. True missionaries concentrate on doing the work of Mark 16:15 rather than operating social-welfare programs. True missionaries serve the message of Christ, not the institutions of the church. K.P. Yohannan, Come, Let’s Reach the World There are two ways that… Continue Reading “The Work of Mark 16”

The Roar of The Waters of Baptism

On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink.Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”… Continue Reading “The Roar of The Waters of Baptism”

Be The Donkey!

Today we attended Palm Sunday services on line due to the Coronavirus lockdown. We have always loved this time of year. In the United States typically children would be employed to wave palm branches at the beginning of the service. Here in Ecuador, that… Continue Reading “Be The Donkey!”

Tired Of Scrolling?

Friends, have you scrolled 100 times through your social media feeds today? In a time of social distancing it can seem like we read the same thing over and over again on Facebook. If you would like to read something a little more edifying… Continue Reading “Tired Of Scrolling?”

Throwback To An Exciting Seminary Week

This is one of the two classrooms we used for Seminary classes in 2018. This classroom had more distractions but a better breeze. We can’t wait for This year’s seminary to begin! August can’t come soon enough! Blessings, The Downing Family

Tune In Tomorrow!

Love, The Downing Family

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