Tag: Costa Rica

Throwback To A Cultural Experience In Cost Rica

According to Wikipedia: “Juan Santamaría (August 29, 1831 – April 12, 1856) was a drummer in the Costa Rican army, officially recognized as the national hero of his country. A national holiday in Costa Rica, Juan Santamaría Day, is held every April 11 to commemorate… Continue Reading “Throwback To A Cultural Experience In Cost Rica”

Throwback To A Good Date

With love, The Downings

Throwback Thursday: Sojourners

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Throwback Thursday

Time seems to fly by, especially since we are having so much fun on our mission path! We can’t believe it but we have been traveling our mission path for over five years now! As you can imagine we have thousands of photos….and we… Continue Reading “Throwback Thursday”

Last Days In Costa Rica

From the time we began traveling along our mission path we seem to have gone from one great experience to another.  We loved pastoral ministry and short term mission trips, but when God called us onto the mission field, we throughly enjoyed traveling to… Continue Reading “Last Days In Costa Rica”

50 Days & Counting

Today marks 50 days until we board a plane and leave our cocoon of preparation.   Since last December our family has been immersed in preparation for our ministry in Ecuador. Over the past year our kids have had great practice engaging in the… Continue Reading “50 Days & Counting”

Ten Surprises We Have Found In Costa Rica

Missionaries Have Big Families When the Downing family went anywhere in the United States we stuck out by our sheer numbers.  Here at the Instituto De Lengua Española we are simply an average sized family.  We will have to have more babies to stand… Continue Reading “Ten Surprises We Have Found In Costa Rica”


Anagnorisis: in a moment of lucidity becoming aware of one’s identity and situation.  For us it is the feeling of awakening to the reality that we are living our long held dream.   This word perfectly describes our lives.  It is as if each… Continue Reading “Anagnorisis”

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