Throwback To A City In Need

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Quito is a wonderful pace to seek and save those who are lost!  

Love,

The Downing Family

News From The C.O.P.

We encourage you you to take a moment and meet the new international directors of the Children of Promise sponsorship program.

Love, EDE2EA27-63A9-4BF4-88DE-EE1E608DBD44The Downing Family

P.S. Thank you for your prayers as Timothy traveled back to Ecuador last night. We are reunited after 15 weeks. Your prayers are powerful!

Prayer Request

The past 14 weeks Timothy has been traveling in the U.S. visiting with partners and speaking at churches. During this time he was blessed to meet with several of you. We are excited that he will be returning home tonight.  Please pray for safe travels for him. The kids and I missed him very much and are very happy to have him back home! Thank you for all your prayers and support!

Timothy & Angelita

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Cultural Insight: Kapak Urku

Folklore is an important part of understanding the historical underpinnings and thought processes of a culture. In today’s podcast we share the story of Kapak Urku, Mama Tungurahua and Taita Chimborazo. What cultural insight can you glean from the story?

With love, 1CD38D2B-A6B2-4EFB-AFD7-7812C81D5BCEThe Downings

Do you know that every Wednesday we post a ministry story? Click here to catch up with us on our mission path!

Sunday Teaching: A Child Of God

In the year of 1907 B. E. Warren pend these beautiful words that remind us not only who we are but who’s we are!

Praise the Lord! my heart with His love is beaming,
I am a child of God;
Heaven’s golden light over me is streaming,
I am a child of God.

Refrain:
I am a child of God,
I am a child of God;
I have washed my robes in the cleansing fountain,
I am a child of God.

Let the saints rejoice with my raptured spirit,
I am a child of God;
I will testify that the world may hear it,
I am a child of God. [Refrain]

Let a holy life tell the gospel story,
I am a child of God;
How He fills the soul with His grace and glory,
I am a child of God. [Refrain]

Saved from sin today, every band is riven,
I am a child of God;
Through the tests of life I have peace from heaven,
I am a child of God. [Refrain]

Love, 570ACD81-BC89-403F-ACE2-F1361F0C35BBThe Downing Family

Pan de Yuca

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Pan de yuca or cheese bread (this recipe is taken from a forthcoming cookbook from Our Mission Path)

Produces 20-25 small yuca breads

Some food is attached to good memories.  This was a favorite of Timothy 2 when he discovered it on his first mission trip to Ecuador.  Pan de yuca, also known as Ecuadorian cheese bread is a treat the whole family can enjoy.  Seven out of seven Downings recommend.

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 stick of butter (room temperature)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 ½ cups yuca flour (starch)
  • 4 cups grated mozzarella cheese (white cheese)

Instructions

First.  Combine the yuca starch or flour, cheese, baking powder and salt in a large bowl and mix well.

Then.  Add the butter and eggs

Then.  Mix until small dough balls begin to form, if it’s too dry add 1-2 tbs of water or heavy whipping cream.

Then.  Lightly flour a work space and turn out the dough.  Knead the dough until it is smooth, even textured and not sticky.

Then.  Pre-heat the oven to 500 F.

Then.  Make small round shaped breads with the dough and place on a cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Then.  Bake. Once the oven reaches 500F, turn on broiler, place the dough on the middle rack and bake until the breads are golden, (5-10) minutes.

Enjoy.  Best served warm.

With much love,C7277E17-6D98-457E-AFCC-1E3289BD0CA8 The Downings

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The Divine Desire

All of history is moving toward one great goal, the white-hot worship of God and His Son among all the peoples of the earth.

-John Piper

 

The meta narrative of history is the Divine desire to establish a place where God and his creation can dwell together. We see this desire in the dew covered dawn of creation in a garden called Eden. It is evident it the the cleansing flood in Noah’ time and the ark of safety Divinely devised. The narrative unfolds in the establishment of Abraham’s family. The Divine desire is written large on the stone tablets of Moses. The cloud by day, the fire by night and the Tabernacle of ancient Israel all demonstrate the ongoing desire. The Temple on Zion’s hill proclaims God’s great desire to dwell with His people. The focal point of all history, the incarnation of Jesus certainly speaks the Divine truth of the historic meta narrative, God will dwell with us! Upon the death of Christ on the cross the veil of the temple that separated God and His creation tore from the top to the bottom indicating that God would dwell among us in a different way, He would establish His Church. Every page in the book of Acts reads with the realization that the Body of Christ, the Church is the new temple in which God dwells. As we read of things to come in the book of Revelation we see the passing of old paradigms, the heavens and earth being made new, the sea (signifying doubt and confusion) will be no more and the great city of New Jerusalem will be established where the walk of God and man will be resumed! It is there that we will experience the white-hot worship of God and His son! Until we are there we engage in the mission Christ has given us. 

May we embrace the mission to prepare the nations. May we eagerly embrace God’s Divine desire!

With much love,E485775C-AFF2-40F9-B51B-573DD3A6D020 The Downings

Throwback To A Girl And A Cuy

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A while back one of our Guinea pigs had some pups and Adelena could not get enough of them!

Love,

The Downing Family

 

Ministry Story: The Ark

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!

 

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

Fertilizer

We invite you to watch this video and consider sponsoring a child in Ecuador!

Click here to learn more about the Children of Promise sponsorship program.

Love,

The Downing Family

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