Tag: Peru

A Promise

The  traffic in Quito can be grueling. Among the thousands of cars one stands out. Señor Ortega’s wooden car is a sight to behold. 628E4939-C562-480C-A67E-92F46DC365F8

He made a promise to his daughter that he would drive to U.S. in a wooden car to visit her for her birthday. His first attempt ended in Colombia where his first wooden car experienced un solvable mechanical problems. The 54-year-old cabinet-maker returned to Peru and made a more reliable design. CC3D8720-767C-4BD9-B6C4-A1980DD50094Señor Ortega is now in Ecuador and will soon enter into Colombia. Once he reaches the Colombian-Panama border he will have to put his car on a boat to enter Panama as there is no drivable international border between the two countries. Once he reaches Panama he has good roads ahead of him. 51D57B04-B77B-44AC-9185-5AF21D617701

Señor Ortega has put a lifetime’s worth of work and skill into his wooden car to keep a promise he made to his daughter.

His sacrifice to keep his promise encourages us. How about you? Are you encouraged?

With much love, 6EF7E090-4274-4931-9223-67A638494696The Downings

 

Where in The World is Timothy Downing II?

One of the greatest pleasures of parenthood is to see your children launch. As time passes they launch in increasingly significant ways. A few years ago our eldest son Timothy was privileged to tag along with his dad on a teaching trip to Ecuador. This year he is going on his first work camp. This short term mission trip will be with his grandparents and members of the Breiel Boulevard Church of God at the Roma Lee Courvisier School run by Ken Byron and the Latin American Children’s Fund. (You can check it out here: http://latinamericanchildrensfund.org). We are very proud of Timothy as he goes off on his own mission path!

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