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Throwback To A Photo Taken By Esperanza

Love, The Downing Family

Motives

What motivates you to attend church? Today’s ministry story is a reflection on motives.     With much love, The Downings Please click here to become our ministry partner!

Gods Of Travertine VS. God With Us

This is a post from several years ago. It has proven to be one of our most popular post over the years. Enjoy! Timothy once wrote the following: Before Time “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the…

Venezuela

As we witness the fall of yet another socialist country in real-time, what are the implications for Venezuela’s neighbors? How are Venezuelans treated in Ecuador? How can we pray? This Cultural insight is ripped right from the headlines. We invite you to click on…

The Church’s Jubilee

This hymn is widely considered the anthem of the Church of God. It harkens back to a time when we were living in the purity of our doctrine. The poetry of this hymn elucidates the fact that we were a movement not a sect…

Ensalada de Cebolla y Tomate (Onion and Tomato Salad)

Ensalada de cebolla y tomate (Onion and tomato salad) Salads in Ecuador are sometimes an unexpected adventure.  Not knowing Spanish very well Timothy 1 ordered this salad thinking it would be similar to a chef salad.  It was an unexpected treat. Four out of…

Throwback To A Good Meal

Love, The Downing Family

El Guagua Auca

Folklore and legends are in important part of understanding a culture. Folklore sometimes communicates deep or difficult cultual reality. Listen to the legend of the Baby of Aura a see what you can learn about Ecuadorian culture. The folklore of the crying child is…

His Yoke Is Easy

I’ve found my Lord and He is mine, He won me by His love; I’ll serve Him all my years of time, And dwell with Him above. Refrain: His yoke is easy, His burden is light, I’ve found it so, I’ve found it so;…

Dulce De Piña

Dulce de piña   Ingredients: 1 whole pineapple ½ cup of water ½ cup caster sugar 1 cinnamon stick 2 cloves 2 cardamom pods 1 fresh lemon verbena sprig Juice of 1 lime Preparation: Peel and core the pineapple, discard the core and peel….

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