Raising relief funds for those hurting
Climbing For Christ has distributed more than $74,000 in COVID-19 relief. The need for more relief is again growing. A Climbing For Christ member has offered to match up to $20,000 in donations to COVID relief!
Nationality: U.S. citizen. Occupation: IT consultant. Missions with C4C: Turkey 2021. How long have you climbed? 30 years. Type of climbing you do: More like hiking than climbing. Class 2 Colorado 14ers; I’ve done a few Class 3 peaks in the past. Highlight of climbing career: Hiking the Middle Teton in Wyoming with some of our kids.
A shepherd with his flock on Mount Ararat.
We see and visit many shepherds in our travels into and around the mountains. The story of our Good Shepherd is very relatable to those who tend herds in some of the most remote places.
Mount Ararat. (Photo by Gary Fallesen)
Climbing For Christ has returned to Mount Ararat for the first time since 2015. CLICK HERE to read daily Dispatches from Mission: Ararat 2020.
“If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them gets lost, what will he do? Won’t he leave the ninety-nine others in the wilderness and go to search for the one that is lost until he finds it?” – Luke 15:4. (Photos by Gary Fallesen)
Outreach around Mount Suphan in eastern Tu...
Nationality: USA. Occupation: Systems engineer. Missions with C4C: Ararat 2020. How long have you climbed? I have always felt at home in the mountains, but I started getting more serious about hiking and trekking in the past four years. Hiking and trekking. Highlight of climbing career: Climbing snow-covered mountains at 11,000 feet in the Rockies.
Nationality: United States of America. Occupation: Financial Management Analyst with the Utah National Guard. Missions with C4C: Morocco 2017 and Turkey 2019. How long have you climbed? Nine years. Type of climbing you do: Hiking/trekking. Highlight of climbing career: Probably Mission: Morocco. It was amazing to discover that my hobby of hiking could be useful for the Kingdom.
A Turkish military patrol along the Syrian border when U.S.-backed Kurdish forces were fighting ISIS to the south. The Syrian Civil War (since 2011) and the battle against ISIS led to 3.5 million Syrians crossing the border into Turkey.
Green light means woe
By Gary Fallesen, founding presid...
Trekking into the Aladaglar Mountains. (Photo by Gary Fallesen)
CLICK HERE to read the Mission: Turkey 2019 Trip Report, “Keep the faith: Do not grow weary or give up; a harvest will be reaped.”
Trekking into High Camp in the Aladaglar Mountains, where our Mission: Turkey 2019 team served. (Photo by Gary Fallesen)
CLICK HERE for daily Dispatches from Mission: Turkey 2019.