Tag: family

The Unexplained Explained

We recently had an unexplained absence from our podcasts and website. Here is the reason why we went silent for a time. Love The Downing Family

Throwback To a Last Time

With much love, The Downings  

Success!

We tried something different and…. it was a success! Each year the Church of God Seminary in Ecuador offers a week long intensive to help train leaders in the Ecuadorian Church. This year we expanded the reach of the Seminary by offering more class…

Baptisms In Jerusalem

This week we had the honor of going to one of Ecuador’s beautiful national parks. We went to Jerusalem Bosque Protector near the Capital city of Quito. We loved the beauty and tranquility but we enjoyed the reason for our visit even more. The…

…And God Smiled

This is part confession part praise. I (Timothy) just spent five days in Tonsupa to nail down some details for our upcoming Seminary intensive week. As I arrived in Tonsupa I had in mind many problems that needed solutions before I returned to my…

Our Year-In-Review

A quick word to our supporters: Thank you so much for your partnership this year! We wish we could share with you in person our gratitude that you have joined us on this journey. We have always considered our effort in ministry a team…

Friday Photos And An Immigration Update

We live in a very photogenic country!  In the busyness of missionary life we sometimes forget to share the photos that we have taken. Today we would like to share a fun time Elias, Ezequiel, Esperanza, Tim, and Timothy enjoyed on Mt. Pichincha. We…

A Post In Three Parts

Living as missionaries in Ecuador, we often forget that what may be a common experience for us now might be somewhat of an adventure for you. With that in mind we want to share with you our weekend experiences. This weekend we began our…

Looking Forward To Advent

We are blessed to be able to enjoy one more Christmas celebration before we move away from family and friends.  Looking at our calendar (which is a breathtaking event for us at this time) we have noticed how few days we have between now…

Fun Along Our Mission Path

One of the pleasant surprises that we have encountered along our mission path has been an increased amount of quality family time.  We seem less stressed, healthier and closer as a family.  Not everything is fun of course but it seems that the fun…

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