Tag: Spanish

Ministry Story: Preaching and Prayer

The Word of God changes lives! How important is it to pray for your missionaries as they share God’s word? VERY IMPORTANT! Today’s ministry story is about your effective prayers in our ministry. We can’t do this without you and your prayers are very… Continue Reading “Ministry Story: Preaching and Prayer”

A Celebration, A Baptism & A Few Things In-Between!

Time seems to move faster on the Equator! Our last few weeks have been packed with wonderful experiences. We had intended to post these updates in separate posts but we simply have not had the time to sit down at a computer until now.… Continue Reading “A Celebration, A Baptism & A Few Things In-Between!”

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… Continue Reading “Baptisms In Jerusalem”

We Need Your Help To…

Our supporters are the best! Over the years we have heard the words “just tell us what you need and we will be glad to help.” Today we would like to tell you want we need. We have two projects that are designed to… Continue Reading “We Need Your Help To…”

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… Continue Reading “Our Year-In-Review”

Ten Surprises We Have Found In Costa Rica

Missionaries Have Big Families When the Downing family went anywhere in the United States we stuck out by our sheer numbers.  Here at the Instituto De Lengua Española we are simply an average sized family.  We will have to have more babies to stand… Continue Reading “Ten Surprises We Have Found In Costa Rica”

A Blessing That Transends Language

We were blessed this Sunday to be part of a Spanish language service at Iglesia de Dios Vida Abundante in Duncanville, Texas.  It is no secret that we intensely desire the ability to speak and understand Spanish.  In fact our first year on the mission… Continue Reading “A Blessing That Transends Language”

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