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Ministry Story: Communion

There is something powerful about the shared experience of Communion! Today’s podcast is about the Lord’s Supper and the connection it brings us.

 

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Ministry Story: An Invitation To Visit

 

Visiting the mission that you support does a world of good, both for you and for your brethren. Today’s podcast comes with an invitation so make sure you listen to the whole episode!

 

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Ministry Story: Traditions & Eternal Value

Sometimes we are guilty of throwing away tradition in favor of all things new. Other times we elevate our traditions way beyond their value. It can easily seem like some traditions become idols.

Can we hold our traditions and still offer something of eternal value? Absolutely, today’s ministry story is about a church that is doing just that. Click play to be introduced to the Mount of Olives congregation. A Church of God located in the foothills of the Cayambe volcano.

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Ministry Story: Holy Week

What do old Roman military funeral rituals and people in purple robes and pointed hats have to do with Easter? Listen to today’s Ministry Story and find out!B6A131F7-7A42-45D8-B469-55A4B183D483

 

 

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Click here if you want to learn more about Catholic Syncretism!

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Ministry Story: Celebrate

April is a month of celebration! Adelena turns two this month, the Santa Clara and El Carmen churches celebrate their Aniversarios and Resurrection Sunday is here! Today’s podcast speaks of celebration.

 

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Ministry Story: No Earthly Pastor

 

F99AD287-8C6E-4178-A551-70863CAE3CB8What do you do if you your church has no pastor? Well if you are in Quevedo you continue in ministry because every Christian is called to follow Christ. For some time now the Quevedo church has been operating without a pastor. How does that work? Well Christ is the head of the church and he gives us each a part of his mission. 

He weaves each believer into the beautiful tapestry of the church. So much so that human leadership of church is somewhat over rated.  

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Under the leadership of Christ and through the power of the Holy Spirit the Quevedo Church is reaching out to the community around them and inviting whosoever will to become followers of Christ. This week they ministered to over 50 kids in their neighborhood!

They are truly living the prayer found in Hebrews chapter 13. 

Now may the God of peace who by the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead the great shepherd of the sheep, our Lord Jesus Christ, equip you with every good thing to do his will, working in us what is pleasing before him through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever.

-Heb 13:20-21

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Ministry Story: Prayer

Have you ever thought about the powerful impact your prayers have? Prayer is the life line of the missionary. When you partner with us in prayer you are truly walking along side of us through thick and thin.

Will you join the prayer community that was spoken about in this podcast? Your prayers can have eternal impact! We invite you to partner with us in this important way! Just Click here to join our prayer vine.

With much love and prayers, 1D9AE994-DBCF-4306-B3B5-871C03069AB0The Downings

Ministry Story: Heavy Hearts

We eagerly await the day when all things are made new! Today’s ministry story happened during the first year of our ministry here. We invite you to journey with us through this difficult ministry encounter. Be prepared to be touched by this sad story.

 

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