Tag: Missions

Tigrillo: Ecuadorian Green Plantain Mash

Friends, this post was first published in July of 2019. Tigrillo: Ecuadorian Green Plantain Mash   Tigrillo is a wonderful and filling breakfast food! It is often served with chicharron (fried pork belly). Seven out of seven Downings love this delicious breakfast.      … Continue Reading “Tigrillo: Ecuadorian Green Plantain Mash”

Weekend Covid lockdown

Friends, we are entering into the third weekend of Covid Lockdown here in Ecuador. Today’s podcast speaks to some of the unintended consequences of this misguided Covid policy. Here is the link to the food campaign that was spoken about in today’s podcast.

The Harvest Call

 Why stand ye all day idle? The harvest time is here, Behold, with flaming sickle the reapers gather near; Oh, hear the earnest pleadings which come from every land, “Lord, send us gospel workers, to lend a helping hand.”  Refrain: Oh, who will go… Continue Reading “The Harvest Call”

Earnestly Involved

Friends, this post was first published in January of 2020. A congregation that is not deeply and earnestly involved in the worldwide proclamation of the gospel does not understand the nature of salvation. Ted Engstrom Every congregation Is called to be a world changer.… Continue Reading “Earnestly Involved”

Cultural Insight: Cooking on Volcanic Rock

Friends, this post was first published in April of 2019. In today’s cultural insight podcast we explore the Ecuadorian tradition of cooking on volcanic rock. With much love, The Downings

A Call to Harvest

Up, away to the harvest field, Gather in the golden yield; Gird your armor and faithful be, For the Master calleth thee. Refrain: Thrust your sickle in, the harvest time is here, Labor with your might, the judgment day is near; Thrust your sickle… Continue Reading “A Call to Harvest”

Llapingachos (Ecuadorian Stuffed Potato Patties)

Friends, this post was first published in August of 2019. Llapingachos (Ecuadorian stuffed potato patties) Produces about 15 medium sized llapingachos This delicious dish is very common in Ecuador. Llapingachos are potato patties stuffed with cheese, cooked on a hot griddle until crispy brown… Continue Reading “Llapingachos (Ecuadorian Stuffed Potato Patties)”

Cuy Chaqtado (Fried Guinea Pig)

Friends, this post was first published in January of 2020. Cuy Chaqtado Fried Guinea Pig (Ayacucho-style) Guinea Pig is an Ecuadorian delicacy. It is taboo in other parts of the world. Seven out of seven Downings enjoy a well prepared Cuy. Ingredients: 1 guinea… Continue Reading “Cuy Chaqtado (Fried Guinea Pig)”

La Reina Del El Quinche

Friends, this post was first published in May of 2019. Why does Ecuador need missionaries? This legend of La Reina Del El Quinche will give you some insight into the matter! With love, The Downings

Disciple! Going to the ends of the earth

Friends, this post was first published in October of 2020. We are sent with a purpose and mission far greater than we ever plan or imagine. Jesus sends us on a mission that echoes his own. But missionary work is not reserved for a… Continue Reading “Disciple! Going to the ends of the earth”

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