C4C Philippines Chapter

C4C Phils

Chapter Contact:

Help Wanted: Climbing For Christ is looking for a coordinator for this chapter. 

E-mail: info@ClimbingForChrist.org 


On June 27, 2007, Adreian “Ace” Concordia of Las Pinas City joined Climbing For Christ. “In my country, the Philippines, it's very rare I get to climb with fellow Christians,” he wrote in an introductory e-mail. “How I wish there was an organization like yours here.”

Climbing For Christ president Gary Fallesen replied: “You said you wished there was an organization like ours in the Philippines. Well, there is. You are a member of Climbing For Christ living there, so you can start to grow this ministry there. (We have one other Philippine member from Manila, who joined in July 2005.) The mission trip we just completed to Indonesia began two years ago when one person joined. We now have nearly 30 Climbing For Christ members in Jakarta, have started a chapter there, and will be doing annual mission trips to Indonesia. That's how God works.”

Ace took this invitation to heart and began recruiting new members.

On Oct. 19, 2007, the first meeting of Climbing For Christ Philippines was held at the Starbucks in Filinvest Festival Mall in Alabang Muntinlupa City. Seven people attended. A second meeting was held six days later — again with seven people attending. (Ironically, the first public meeting of Climbing For Christ — held in the United States in 2002 — had seven people in attendance.) C4C Philippines was born.

From 2008 to 2016, 19 mission trips were completed, membership grew into the hundreds, and the Philippines was one of the most active places for Climbing For Christ — for which we give thanks to God, Ace, and all who participated.

In September 2018, Asiel dela Fuente was introduced as the second coordinator of C4C Philippines. Prayer was lifted for the rebirth of this chapter.

Latest News

New chapter in the Philippines

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What Asiel dela Fuente called “a new breed of mission volunteers” on the island of Mindoro in June. (Photos by Asiel dela Fuente) Teaching school children on Mindoro. Asiel dela Fuente led a group of 10 on a mission trip to the island of Mindoro in June “to share school sup...

Photo of the Week: Philippines

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The rebirth of C4C Philippines What Asiel dela Fuente called “a new breed of mission volunteers” on the island of Mindoro in June. (Photo by Asiel dela Fuente) CLICK HERE to read “New chapter in the Philippines.”

Asiel dela Fuente

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Asiel dela Fuente Nationality: Filipino. Residence: Cogeo, Antipolo, Rizal Philippines. Personal: Age 28. Married to Carmen Stephanie Samera-dela Fuente with first child expected December 2018. Occupation: Pastor. Church: Evangelical Free Church of the Philippines (denomination). How long have y...

Mission Moments: Philippines

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A bend in the road By Ace Concordia I remember a trail named “the Road of Patience.” We would have to walk this trail on our way home from missions in Kibungan whenever we exited into the province of La Union. The trail was given that name because after being on mission it was th...

Back to Base Camp

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C4C Philippines meeting! x C4C Philippines will be having its first Base Camp Sessions on Wednesday, Feb. 22, starting at 7 p.m. at the Cafe Libertad in The Gallery Building, Amorsolo Street, Makati. Get EQUIPPED for the next adventure! See you there guys! #basecampsessionsisback – Ace ...

Dispatches: Indonesia/Philippines

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Mission: Indonesia & Philippines 2017 Saturday, Feb. 4 C4C Philippines meeting: (left to right) Doc Jhoe, AA, Jhun, Gary, Jordan, Ace, Pat, Joel, Rory holding baby Max and husband Gutch, Asiel and his wife, and Spencer. Nearly everyone in the photo is a Mission: Ph...

Mission: Philippines 2016 Trip Report

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Take five By Ace Concordia Climbing For Christ Philippines coordinator All great journeys include a time to pause to refresh and renew one’s strength. Mission: Philippines 2016 team – with Ace seated, center – rests under a rock on climb to Tacadang in ...

Climb 102

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CLIMB 102 Climb 102 is a two-day training session that will equip the avid and aspiring mountaineer! This training program was held at SPRING OF LIFE CAMP in ANTIPOLO Aug. 6-7. The topics discussed: PACKING LIGHT BASIC FIRST AID ORIENTEERING (MAP AND COMPASS ...

Destination Dalipey

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Climbing For Christ Philippines will be doing an exploratory climb to the village of Dalipey in the mountains of Kibungan to meet the people there for the first time. This climb was confirmed by the Lord when we ran into two teachers from this village in September 2010. In our conversation w...