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Our Mission Path

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Short inspirational thoughts, interviews, and stories from along our mission path. We hope to inspire, encourage, and provoke thought with short shareable episodes.

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Together Tuesday: Sending Well Part One

April 9th, 2019


Realistically not every believer is able to cross cultural or geographical boundaries to bring good news. But every believer can be involved in the …

Cultural Insight: Voting

March 25th, 2019


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Ministry Story: Santa Elena

February 13th, 2019


The rain was pounding on the windshield as our Toyota rolled to a stop. It was the kind of rain that gave promises of ending soon. If we had arrived …

Episode 17: Smelting

February 8th, 2019


The words of Christ reach people in every culture, they even fundamentally change cultures but only when we give the words of Christ unwrapped from …

Ministry Story: La Pradera

February 6th, 2019


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

Cultural Insight 6: Church

February 4th, 2019


The Gospel message is the same in every epoch and in every culture. Our Christian experience flows from the Gospel but when our culture is added to …

Episode 16: Where

February 1st, 2019


Missionary. What do you think of when you hear the word missionary? Missions, primarily, is not about men and women giving their lives away for a moral or humanitarian cause. Rather, missions are primarily about the …

Ministry Story: Jonatan

January 30th, 2019


Angelita and I love how Jonatan’s story has turned out so far and we look forward to walking alongside all of our Children of Promise on whatever adventures may come!

Cultural Insight 5: Venezuela

January 28th, 2019


As we witness the fall of yet another socialist country in real-time, what are the implications for Venezuela’s neighbors? How are Venezuelans …

Episode 15: Concentric Waves

January 25th, 2019


Like concentric waves of water when a stone is thrown into a placid pond the Gospel of Jesus Christ travels from its origen to the uttermost parts of the earth! In the Church there is much discussion about evangelism …

Ministry Story: Quevedo

January 23rd, 2019


The humidity was thick but the joy was palpable as we walked through the doors of the Quevedo church......

Cultural Insight 4: Class

January 21st, 2019


Why is the USA called the land of opportunity? Do you know the difference between a class based and classless society? This cultural insight sheds …

Episode 14: Example

January 18th, 2019


When we think of evangelism we often think of sermons from great orators, of words that reverberate in the very coradoors of heaven. But in realiaty evangelism is more often a matter of liveing a transparent and godly …

Ministry Story: Gloria’s Baby

January 16th, 2019


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Cultural Insight 3: Water

January 14th, 2019


The wellspring of the Gospel is powerful and freely flows into every culture. As you will find out on this episode of our mission path podcast living …

Episode 13: Peace

January 11th, 2019


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Cultural Insight 2: Hot Culture, Cold Culture

January 7th, 2019


Do you know the difference between a cold culture and a hot culture? You can find more Ecuadorian cultural insights at

Episode 12: The Chief End

January 4th, 2019


Our missionary effort is simply a reflection of Christ’s incarceration. His incarnation is a reflection of the Father's love for our sin-sick world. Just as Christ was sent as a wounded healer so are we. Not only is …

A Children Of Promise Christmas

January 2nd, 2019


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Cultural Insight 1: Up In Flames

December 31st, 2018


If you would like to see a photo of our new year’s effigy please join us at There you will find more information about our …

Episode 11: Urgency

December 28th, 2018


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Christmas Devotions: Room

December 26th, 2018


On the very first Christmas there was no room given to Christ. Unfortunately many today still seem to have no room for Jesus in their hearts. This is …

Christmas Devotions: Gifts

December 25th, 2018


The third gift was myrrh. Myrrh was used to prepare a body for burial. It seems like an odd gift for a child but in light of the mission of Christ this gift makes perfect sense. The way our redemption was purchased is …

Christmas Devotions: Going Home A Different Way

December 24th, 2018


The wise men sought something beyond their experience. They had seen in the stars that God would send a King to the Jews. They struck out to seek …

Christmas Devotions: Jealousy

December 23rd, 2018


Jealousy is a motivation that many people hold in common with Herod. During Christmas, greed and jealousy can overshadow the true joy and message of …

Christmas Devotions: Sacrifice

December 22nd, 2018


The call of Christ should never be taken as easy. We are called to embrace our cross and follow him. It does cost us to follow him but he is worth …

Christmas Devotions: Egypt

December 21st, 2018


A wise man once said, “God’s Word tends to outlive its pallbearers.” A true work of God will outlive all its enemies. God was determined to provide a way to bring lost and hurting people into His family. Even though the …

Christmas Devotions: Dream

December 20th, 2018


The reformer Martin Luther wrote “Why, Herod, Unrelenting Foe” which is the Hymn that accompanies today’s Christmas devotion. Herod had his eyes on earthly pursuits and failed to lift his eyes heavenward. All kingdoms …

Christmas Devotions: Shepherds

December 19th, 2018


The ears who heard the first Gospel message belonged to the people who most needed a Savior. This is the loving nature of God! He is quick to seek out those who need Him most. He brings the improbable into His …

Christmas Devotions: Angels

December 18th, 2018


The voices of God’s angels were the first to carry the good news of salvation to the ears of God’s lost creation. The good news brings great joy and peace to all who believe.

After the Angelic voices faded into the …

Christmas Devotions: Wise

December 17th, 2018


What God did, He did not do in secret. When God sent His Son to become flesh and fulfill His promise He sent ripples throughout the world. The wise …

Christmas Devotions: Anna

December 16th, 2018


God invites those who are hurting into His family. Anna had only been married for seven years when the unthinkable happened, she lost her husband. In Anna’s time that meant she lost her income, her home and her …

Christmas Devotions: Simeon

December 15th, 2018


A promise had been made to Adam and Eve. That same promise was given to Abram and Sarai. David was brought into that same promise. Mary and Joseph …

Christmas Devotions: Humility

December 14th, 2018


The significant promise of God was about to be fulfilled in a very insignificant place through a very insignificant family.... to read more we invite …


December 6th, 2018


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Christmas Devotions: Before Time

November 26th, 2018


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Christmas Devotions: Symbols

November 25th, 2018


Today we begin daily Christmas Devotions on our podcast. Each day you will find a new devotion on your feed. For bonus content please visit our website. Merry Christmas!

Wound Transformed

November 23rd, 2018


There is a longing in the Christian’s heart that simply can not be fulfilled on this side of Heaven. It is born not of appetites, philosophies or …

The Work of Mark 16

November 17th, 2018


The lesson is obvious. True missionaries concentrate on doing the work of Mark 16:15 rather than operating social-welfare programs. True missionaries serve the message of Christ, not the institutions of the church.
-K.P. …

Christmas Devotions Invite

November 16th, 2018


We, the Downing family formily invite you and your family to journey along side us this year as we ready our hearts for Christmas. Beginning on November 25th and ending on Christmas Day our podcast will be updated daily …

Contentment’s Secret

November 9th, 2018


I cared not where or how I lived, or what hardships I went through, so that I could but gain souls to Christ.
-David Brainerd

Episode 7 Treasure

November 2nd, 2018


Do not think me mad. It is not to make money that I believe a Christian should live. The noblest thing a man can do is, just carry the humbly to …

From The Beginning

October 26th, 2018


World missions was on God’s mind from the beginning -Dave Davidson

Episode 5: The Safe Dictates Of Common Sense?

October 19th, 2018


I go out as a missionary not that I may follow the dictates of common sense, but that I may obey the command of Christ.
-James Gilmour

Episode 4: Grown Out Of Love

October 12th, 2018


Missionary zeal does not grow out of intellectual beliefs, nor out of theological arguments, but out of love.
-Roland Allen

Episode 3: Sending Capacity

October 9th, 2018


The mark of a great church is not its seating capacity, but its sending capacity. -Mike Stachura
Along our mission path we have encountered an attitude in many churches that can best be described as low self-esteem. …

Episode 2 Bound To Go

October 7th, 2018


Unless I am sure I am doing more at home to send the gospel abroad than I can do abroad, I am bound to go.
-A. B. Simpson
In Matthew’s rendering of the great commission Jesus puts legs on the great commandment. Love of …

Episode 1 The Missionary Gift

October 4th, 2018


Not every believer has the missionary gift, but every Christian is called to some kind of involvement in missions. We are called to advance the …

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