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Ministry Story: La Pradera

 

We had two wonderful experiences recently.

We had the joy of worshiping with a new church plant in La Pradera. The church is a work born of the heart of the Rodriguez sisters, some of our pioneering church planters in the Ecuadorian Church of God. This dedicated family definitely has a missionary vision for their country. They have tirelessly worked to establish the gospel in several places.

La Pradera is a new neighborhood north of the El Caldron section of Quito. The church is located on the street named Jesús del Gran Poder (Jesus of Grand Power), an apt name for a church address. Please pray with us as this new work shines the Gospel light in this neighborhood. “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore, ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into his harvest.”

We were impressed that this work included the children in every aspect of the service. The church was very warm and welcoming.

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A lovely time of worship.

Timothy had the honor of preaching over a section in 1John. By an act of the Holy Spirit one of the church leaders read a section of Proverbs during the opening of the worship service that prepared everyone’s heart for the sermon God had given to Timothy.

After church we had the opportunity to travel across town and eat with brother Alejandro Choez and his family. Brother Choez used to serve as the pastor at the Santa Clara Church. Pastor Choez and the Santa Clara Church played a significant role in forming our thoughts and feelings about Ecuador. One of Timothy’s first mission trips to Ecuador was to the Santa Clara church. He joined with a church group from Greenville Tennessee lead by Sister Roma Lee and helped with a construction project on the lower level of the church building. It was a great encouragement to relive some of our shared memories.

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Brother Alejandro and family.

One of the great joys of ministry in Ecuador is the encouragement we both give and receive as we walk alongside our brothers and sisters here on the Equator

with much love, ff7ede2e-fa12-4cbb-9c20-5456d1070373The Downings

If you would like to donate to the building project in Pisambilla mentioned in this podcast we invite you to click here and find out more. 

Together Tuesday: Work Camp

We are excited to be hosting an upcoming work camp. A group of friends from Tennessee are visiting in May and working on a church building project in Pisambilla

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Pisambilla is a small Pueblo high on the slopes of the Cayambe volcano.
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Pastor Carlos and his family faithfully serve the church and evangelize the surrounding area.
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Currently the church is meeting here.
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They are a happy church and they need a building.
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Pastor Carlos and his family have been working diligently, constructing their new building. They need your help. The group that is coming to encourage them and help build their building also need your help.

Will you please make a $25 donation to the Pisambilla building fund? Your donation of any size will help these worthy people complete their worthy project! To donate today please click here! 

Together we can make a difference!

With much love, 09c1071c-468b-42a1-a9eb-8f1a3f66360athe Downings