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Mission: Peru 2018
Mission: Peru 2018

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This happened because of God’s undeserved kindness and not because of anything they have done. It could not have happened except for God’s kindness.” — Romans 11:6 (CEV)

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Mission: Peru 2018

A hard-to-reach harvest

Since our very first survey trip to the Peruvian Andes in May of 2011, we’ve never seen a lack of harvest. During those six Evangelic Expeditions and our ongoing work done by Climbing For Christ’s missionary to Peru, Jaime Servat, we’ve never witnessed a shortage of souls ready and ripe make a decision to trust in Jesus.

Rather, the harvest has always been plentiful!

“Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields,” Jesus declared in John 4:35, “for they are already white for harvest!”

All throughout the beautiful mountains of Peru, there are numerous remote farming communities where the Good News of Jesus needs to be proclaimed. Although Peru’s population mostly identify themselves as “Christian,” there are many who have not heard a clear message of the Gospel untouched by a works-based form of religion. Many others in the hard-to-reach areas where C4C has been called to minister have yet to hear the name of Jesus at all.

So, who will GO?

Mission: Peru 2018 will focus on reaching and ministering to the lost in the Cordillera Huayhuash range of the Andes Mountains. There, we’ll add our hands and hearts to the harvest and share the love of Jesus mostly with the local Quechua people.

Our ministry partner who will be guiding our team, Edwin Milla, says this will be a “moderate to difficult” expedition. We’ll be spending hours on the trail trekking from one village (or family) to the next, ascending up 15,000 to 16,000-foot passes over difficult terrain. Needless to say, this is a hard-to-reach harvest, but one that will certainly be worth the effort.

PRAY: For followers of Christ to boldly oppose sin and injustice while ministering to the poor and oppressed. To proclaim the truth that “it is by grace” you are saved, “through faith … not by works” (Ephesians 2:8-9).

GIVE: You can financially support the workers (Jaime and Edwin) and the work in the Peruvian Andes.

GO! Aug. 3-16 to trek in the Huayhuash (pronounced “why-wash”) for nine days to reach people who “have little or no knowledge about the true God,” Edwin said. Cost is estimated at $2,500. For C4C members only. Email info@ClimbingForChrist.org for a mission application and more details.

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Encouragement that goes a long way By Jordan Rowley The demands and trials of life often push us to the point of flatlining – mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. This is especially true when your life is that of a rural mountain farmer in the Peruvian Andes, working hard just to survive, day in and day out.  No matter one’s circumstances in this world, a little encouragement can go a long way. In the Climbing For Christ world, a little encouragement always goes a long way – in distance, that is. Roadside view in Huantar. (Pho... Read more »

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Edwin Milla’s many ascents include the wicked face of Huandoy Sur, which was first climbed by his father Faustino with the Italian legend Renato Casarotto. (Photo by Gary Fallesen, Mission: Peru 2011) Guiding for God’s glory Meet Edwin Milla Chinchay Edwin Milla has served with Climbing For Christ since our first mission into the mountains of Peru in 2011. He has helped us arrange each Evangelic Expedition and has been our guide in the Peruvian Andes. We are honored to partner with Edwin and encourage anyone looking for a guide in South America to consider hiring him (see the at... Read more »

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Aurora Murga

Aurora, left, ‘dancing’ with college roommate and Mission: Peru veteran Lexi Hooper at Ice Lake near Silverton, CO. Nationality: American. Occupation: Student/Barista/Library Assistant/Ski Instructor. Missions with C4C: Peru 2018. How long have you climbed? Since I was very young with my family, but it wasn’t until about three years ago when I found my passion for it. Type of climbing you do: Hiking, backpacking, and occasionally I go bouldering. Highlight of climbing career: That would probably be hiking Ice Lake and Island Lake in September 2017. How long have you b... Read more »

Ava Worm

  Ava with her dad.  Nationality: American. Occupation: College student, youth leader, and employee of the Environmental Center. Missions with C4C: Peru 2018. How long have you climbed? For about a year. Type of climbing you do: Bouldering, sport, beginning trad. Highlight of climbing career: Being able to lead a climb, and conquering a 10a slab. How long have you been a Christian? For about 4 years. Type of ministry you are blessed to serve in: Youth ministry, high school, Young Life, and middle school youth group at a local church in Durango, CO. Favorite Scripture verse (and... Read more »

Rachel Wall

Nationality: American. Occupation: Collegiate Disciple Maker, Encourager & Backcountry trip leader. Missions with C4C: Peru 2015, 2017 and 2018; Philippines 2013 and 2014, and Mission: Possible 6. How long have you climbed? Since childhood. Type of climbing you do: Hiking, backpacking, mountaineering. Highlight of climbing career: Peru 2015 pushed my physical limits far beyond what I imagined possible. It showed me the mind is really what stops me in life. That translated back to life at home, inspiring me to continue pushing myself physically and with my faith, not allowing my mental b... Read more »

Mike Wall

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Edwin Milla

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Lexi Hooper

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Mission: Peru 2018

A hard-to-reach harvest Since our very first survey trip to the Peruvian Andes in May of 2011, we’ve never seen a lack of harvest. During those six Evangelic Expeditions and our ongoing work done by Climbing For Christ’s missionary to Peru, Jaime Servat, we’ve never witnessed a shortage of souls ready and ripe make a decision to trust in Jesus. Rather, the harvest has always been plentiful! “Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields,” Jesus declared in John 4:35, “for they are already white for harvest!” All throughout the b... Read more »