Tag: Missions

Food

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”

More Than A Command

“Missions is more than a matter of obeying a command, it is the result of an encounter with Christ. To meet Christ, means to become caught up in a mission to the world.” David Bosch Mankind’s passions run deep! Sports, games, songs, politics, religion,… Continue Reading “More Than A Command”

Psalm One

Psalm one is a wisdom psalm and the author tells his audience to reject the lifestyle of the wicked and to be loyal to God. The psalmist contrasts the destiny of the wicked with that of the righteous, emphasizing that the wicked are destroyed… Continue Reading “Psalm One”

Grilled CornWith Cilantro Queso Fresco Sauce

Grilled corn with cilantro queso fresco sauce Grilled corn with a cilantro queso fresco sauce is a common treat in Ecuador.  Seven out of Seven Downings recommend this delicious fair. Ingredients For the cilantro cheese sauce (makes about 1 ½ cups of sauce) 1… Continue Reading “Grilled CornWith Cilantro Queso Fresco Sauce”

Hear!

“Not called!” did you say? “Not heard the call,” I think you should say. Put your ear down to the Bible, and hear Him bid you go and pull sinners out of the fire of sin. Put your ear down to the burdened, agonized… Continue Reading “Hear!”

Motives

(Originally posted June 5, 2019)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!

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”

The Legend Of Cantuña

We understand foreign culture in several ways. One way is by understanding the legends and folklore. Listen to today’s podcast about the legend of Cantuña. What does it tell you about the Ecuadorian culture? 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… Continue Reading “El Guagua Auca”

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… Continue Reading “Traditions & Eternal Value”

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