Tag: Cultural Insight

Cultural Insight: Rumicucho

Friends, this post was first published in February of 2019. With much love, The Downings

Cultural Insight: Assumptions

Now that you have in your mind what the photo above means listen to the podcast below to see if you are right. Friends, this cultural insight was first published in March of 2019. With much love, The Downings If you liked this podcast… Continue Reading “Cultural Insight: Assumptions”

Blood Sport

Sometimes cultural differences are uncomfortable. Today we discuss a common blood sport in Ecuador. (This is a throwback podcast. It was originally published in June 2019.) Love, The Downings


Is it odd that people who live with Eternity in mind care so much about time? Today’s cultural insight explores the Ecuadorian concept of time. Love, The Downings To learn about hot and cold cultures click here!


Have you ever considered how important food was in the ministry of Jesus? We see that the context of many of Christ’s interactions involved food. What does our Holy God incarnate have in common with sinners? Food. And the good news is that the… Continue Reading “Food”

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, The Downings… Continue Reading “Kapak Urku”


With much love, The Downings Have you heard our ministry story: Heavy Hearts? If not please click here. 


The Gospel message is the same in every epoch and in every culture. Our Christian experience flows from the Gospel but when our culture is added to the mix the two coalesce into a unique experience that we call church. Although our theological understanding… Continue Reading “Church”

Cultural Insight: Voting

Ecuador is a country the same size of the State of Colorado. It has five branches of national government and tons of bureaucracy. Their are over 13 million eligible voters and everyone must vote. Ecuador currently has 279 political parties and movements. Voting day is… Continue Reading “Cultural Insight: Voting”

Cultural Insight: Until When….?

Today’s cultural insight comes in the form of a story. The legend of Father Almeida tells a story of sin and redemption. Just click play below to be regaled with local Ecuadorian lore. With love, The Downing Family Friend we need your support! Click… Continue Reading “Cultural Insight: Until When….?”

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