Posted by Climbing For Christ
on April 28, 2010 in: C4C Australia
The start of a new chapter
Climbing For Christ Australia joins JEJAK (Indonesia), Kilimanjaro (Tanzania), C4C Philippines and C4C DR (Dominican Republic) as our fifth international body. Tony Johnston, 41 at the time of C4C Australia's formation, has been named coordinator of this new chapter. For him and for his Australian brothers and sisters in Christ, it is the start of a new adventure. We look forward to praying and serving with C4C Australia and seeing where God takes this new branch of Climbing For Christ's international ministry.
The inaugural meeting was held Friday, May 21 in Western Sydney. Only Tony and his wife, Leanne, attended. But Tony is not deterred. The next event is Saturday, June 19 — a walk with a men's ministry called Men In Action.
“As to our first meeting, it was only Leanne and myself that attended, but we have come up with a few ideas on how to promote C4C Australia,” Tony shared. “There is an annual Clean Up Australia Day, which I felt would be a great thing for C4C Oz to be involved with next year.
“We are hoping to do events on a monthly basis: dinners, bbqs, walks, indoor climbing or camping. As the Lord leads people to become active members we will then be looking at doing Bible studies as well. Member meetings will be also on a monthly basis, where we would discuss upcoming events and how C4C Oz is going.”
While a local mission is not yet determined, Tony said a “Summit Stewards” idea is in the works. “We will be adopting an area that needs cleaning and make that our first mission field to look after God's creation.”