Mission: Nepal 2023

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“Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given to you…” – Joshua 1:3 (ESV)


Sunday, February 12, 2023

Mission: Nepal 2023

Praying for open doors in the East

Would you hike 40 miles to pray for someone you’ve never met? That’s what Climbing For Christ does.

We posed this question (and answer) in The Climbing Way (Volume 56, July 2022) in a story, “The wild, wild East,” about Mission: Nepal 2022.

That expedition was our introduction to the Kangchenjunga area in northeastern Nepal. Our survey team climbed nearly 15,000 feet in four days to reach a Buddhist village, where God opened doors allowing us to deliver audio Bibles in Nepali and pray for members of a family that included the village’s spiritual leader.

We have been praying for them – and others on the trail toward the world’s third-highest mountain (Kangchenjunga) – ever since. We’ve also prayed for our guide and porters who took us there.

“I am praying for the (people of) Kangchenjunga,” our Kingdom worker in Nepal said, “because those villages are under bondage to the devil. They were captured by evil following (the beliefs of) their forefathers so that their ears are blocked from what they hear and their eyes darkened to not see God’s amazing work in their village.”

We pray that hardened hearts may be softened by the Holy Spirit, and that those we have encountered previously would have ears to hear.

Our co-laborer remembered the promises of Joshua 1:3 (“I promise you what I promised Moses: ‘Wherever you set foot, you will be on land I have given you’”) and Zechariah 4:6 (“Then he said to me, ‘This is what the LORD says to Zerubbabel: It is not by force nor by strength, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies”). When we walk, when we work, God is working!

We have witnessed this wherever He has sent us in Nepal. We trust and believe it will continue on this, our 20th expedition to Nepal.

Last year, one soul was rescued in one of the lower villages; a blessed conversion from Buddhism to Christianity. “God opened the door and started the work there,” our co-worker said. “Above (the lower villages) no one follows Christ. Hopefully the audio Bibles (we left) also are working there.

“I hope one day those other villages will open their doors (to Jesus). I am praying. God will fulfill our mission.” 

MISSION: NEPAL 2023 is scheduled in May and includes an 11-day journey to eastern Nepal where a seven-day trek will take our team back to villages visited in 2022 as well as some new locations. An orphanage team also will serve for two weeks at our ministry partner’s Children’s Home. Those children are part of our Project 1:27 program. The estimated cost is $2,100 USD for trekkers and $1,250 USD for orphanage workers plus international airfare.

Email info@ClimbingForChrist.org for a mission application. Missions are for C4C members only. You can join Climbing For Christ at Membership Application (climbingforchrist.org)

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Team Bios

Grace Comstock

Nationality: American. Occupation: Student. Missions with C4C: Nepal 2022 and 2023.

How long have you climbed? I live in Colorado, so I have been hiking for as long as I can remember. Type of climbing you do: Hiking. Highlight of climbing career: Hiking to the top of Greenhorn Mountain (12,352 feet/1,631 meters).

Elaine Fallesen

Elaine Fallesen and a widow enjoying the moment in rural Malawi after taking a grand tour of her new home, one of more than three dozen homes for forgotten widows rebuilt through Climbing For Christ in 2017. Nationality: USA. Occupation: Women's and Family Ministry/Communications Director, Climbi...

Gary Fallesen

Nationality: American of Danish descent. Occupation: Missionary. Missions with C4C: Dominican Republic 2005; Haiti 2006, 2007 (twice), 2008, 2009 (twice), 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013; Indonesia 2007, 2010, 2012, 2017, 2018 and 2019; Kilimanjaro 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 201...

Matthew Fisher

Matthew, left, sharing about Jesus during a medical mission to Haiti in 2013. Nationality: Canadian. Occupation: Physician. Missions with C4C: Nepal 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2019, and Peru 2023. How long have you climbed? 15 years. Type of climbing you do: Mostly hiking and exploring in the mountains. Highlight of climb...

Brandy Fisher

Brandy Fisher, left, with seven Nepali sisters in Christ during Mission: Nepal 2014. (Photo by Gary Fallesen) Nationality: Canadian. Occupation: Coordinator of Climbing For Christ Canada and Greenhouse Horticulturist. Missions with Climbing For Christ: Haiti 2013; Morocco 2013; Nepal 2012 (twice)...

Megh Bdr. Gurung

Megh on Mission: Nepal 2013 in front of a church in Nepal’s Mid-West that he and Climbing For Christ helped build. Nationality: Nepalese. Occupation: Worker to expand the Kingdom of God and guide leading trekking teams all over Nepal and Tibet. Missions with C4C: Nepal 2012, 2013, 2014, 201...




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