HIStoric start that was years in the making
This was the first on-the-mountain training of our Kilimanjaro Chapter in Tanzania and the Mulanje Massif Chapter in neighboring Malawi. Our goal is to have every one of the 160 or so guides and porters in our chapters trek, be taught, and do outreach on their respective mountains before the end of the year. Unexpected results saw 57 people guided to Jesus.
Mission: Kilimanjaro 2024
Sermons on the Mount Kilimanjaro, and so much more. Evangelism training continues among the guides and porters in the Kilimanjaro Chapter as we teach and do outreach on Africa's tallest mountain. Mission: Kilimanjaro 2024 is scheduled from Jan. 16 to Feb. 2. Check back for daily Dispatches.
Into Africa: A Love Story
Mission: Kilimanjaro 2024 is our 16th expedition to Tanzania dating back to 2007. The trip is scheduled for Jan. 19 to Feb. 2. We will be teaching our Kilimanjaro Chapter guides and porters, including taking 20 members up Kilimanjaro for on-the-mountain training in “Communicating the Bible” and outreach.
Mission: Kilimanjaro 2023
The roots of Climbing For Christ are found in the East African country of Tanzania. Mission: Kilimanjaro 2023 is our 15th expedition here. Check for Dispatches from Feb. 24 to March 10. Mission: Malawi 2023 will follow March 11-20.
Nationality: American. Occupation: RN. Missions with C4C: Kilimanjaro 2023. How long have you climbed? First multi-day backcountry hiking trip in Wind Rivers (Wyoming) when I was a young teen. Type of climbing you do: Light mountaineering. Have hiked Mount Rainier, Granite Peak in Montana, and Gannett Peak in Wyoming. A lot of boulder crossing and glacier traversing. Highlight of climbing career: Summit of Gannett Peak with my dad.
Answering the call
Paul wrote in his letter to the Ephesians, “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago” (Ephesians 2:10). God has planned for guides and porters in Climbing For Christ’s Kilimanjaro Chapter to reach people with the Good News. People in their families, their communities, and in their path on Mount Kilimanjaro.
The royal priesthood of guides and porters
Kingdom worker Damson Samson shared with Kilimanjaro Chapter guides and porters about the overarching theme of Climbing For Christ: to reach the unreached, and to equip, encourage, and empower disciples to make more disciples of Jesus.
Discovering the Bible
Climbing For Christ has come a long way from its birth by God in the heart of Gary Fallesen before a Kilimanjaro climb in 1998. Guides and porters do more than work on Mount Kilimanjaro now. They are disciples being taught to make disciples and plant churches in East Africa. We are celebrating the 25th anniversary of Gary’s first climb and teaching Kilimanjaro Chapter members more about “Discovering the Bible.”
Faith in action moving mountains
Kilimanjaro will always have a special place in our hearts because this is where, in 1998, God birthed the idea of His ministry, Climbing For Christ. This time (our 14th expedition to Tanzania) was particularly satisfying. Even though our team was stormed off the mountain for the first time in nine treks up the 19,341-foot (5,895-meter) peak, we were blessed to interact more than ever with the guides and porters working with us.
Mission: Kilimanjaro 2022
Scheduled March 24-April 9. Check back for daily updates.