Ministry Story: The Ark

Friends, this post was first published in September of 2019.

We love walking alongside our brothers and sisters here in Ecuador. We love sharing our mission path with you! Here is a story we want you to hear!

Click play to hear this ministry story from Ecuador.

With love, C7277E17-6D98-457E-AFCC-1E3289BD0CA8The Downings

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Missions And Relationships

Friends, this post was first published in July of2019.

What does a missionary heart look like? Listen to this interview with Rev. Bob Burns and find out!

Click play to hear today’s interview with Rev. Bob Burns.

Friends we would like to develop a relationship with you! Check out this link to find out more about us. Then write us so we can know more about you!

Love, B8BE1E92-F232-4D80-A144-845F8A9C78BDThe Downing Family

Batido de Frutos Rojos

Batidos are fruit based milkshakes and are perfect to beat the heat of summer. Of course if you happen to live on the equator like we do batidos are perfect to beat the everyday heat! Seven out of seven Downings highly recommend this wonderful Ecuadorian experience.

Friend, click play to hear today’s recipe.

1 Serving

One cup of unsweetened natural yogurt
15 raspberries
1/2 apple
10 grams of almond, filleted
10 grams of blueberry
Honey to taste
Sanitize the raspberries.
Add the yogurt, half an apple, blueberries, almonds, honey and finally the raspberries to the blender.
Blend until all the ingredients are well mixed.


Love, The Downing Family

He Is No Fool…

He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose

Jim Elliot, missionary who lost his life in the late 1950’s trying to reach the Waorani people of Ecuador
Friends, Click play to hear today’s Missionary Devotion.

These words have inspired generations of believers. Reading them we are encouraged to hold in our open hands all the parts of us that are perishing. We willingly give up what we cannot keep. Our possessions, wealth, inheritances, talents, gifts, comforts and even our lives are an offering far too small in light of the marvelous gift of God’s salvation.

These words are made all the more powerful when we realize the their author gave his life trying to reach the Waorani people of Ecuador. 

May we give up all the fleeting pleasures of this world. May we gain what we can neither earn nor lose.    

Love, The Downing Family

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Theology Thursday: Best Practices

Friends, how should we approach theology? What are the best practices as we form our theological thoughts? Today’s podcast addresses this and more.

Click play to hear today’s Theological Thursday podcast!
Love, The Downing Family

Ministry Update: Missionary thought EXERCISE

Friends, today’s podcast is designed to help you think through some of the issues that we have to think through when Jesus gives us an opportunity to help someone here in Ecuador.

Click play to hear today’s thoughts from along our mission path.
Love, The Downing Family

Ministry Update: Dylan

Is anyone among you suffering? He should pray. Is anyone in good spirits? He should sing praises. Is anyone among you ill? He should summon the elders of the church, and they should pray for him and anoint him with olive oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick and the Lord will raise him up—and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. So confess your sins to one another and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great effectiveness.

James 5:13-16
Friends, Click play to hear about Dylan’s situation.
With Love, The Downing Family


Friends, this post was first published in September of 2019.

It should be clear that all these theologians believe in the same gospel; that the first priority of the church is to take the gospel to all men everywhere; the man’s eternal destiny is involved; and that the task of the church is an urgent one.

David Hesselgrave

Urgency for the central truth and mission of the Church is the mark of a Christian who has adopted the same passions as our Lord.

It seems that some are converted to Christ with this passion. The passion grows over time in others. Eventually all followers of Christ love what he loves and are passionate about that which He is passionate. It is simply the natural progression of the Christian.

May we all feel the urgency for Christ’s truth and mission! May we urgently seek and save those who are lost!

With much love, AE4CC7DA-43B8-4EB7-BAB4-3FE9CA162129 The Downings

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