HIS story for the Mulanje Massif Chapter
Feb. 15, 2016: Orientation meeting. Eight guides & 19 porters. See “A new chapter” in story “Starvation threatens Malawi.”
March 8, 2016: Gary Fallesen (along with Hayley Fallesen and Climbing For Christ’s Malawi-based staff member Damson Samson) met with nine guides and 17 porters during Mission: Malawi 2016. See Dispatches written by Gary Fallesen.
April 6-7, 2016: Damson Samson met with 24 guides & porters. “Preparing to bring the crippled to heaven’s feast.”
June 2016: Evangelism Week on Mulanje Massif. “Seeing and walking with God in His creation.”
November 2016: Two-day training with 37 guides, porters, and new believers from Evangelism Week. See E-News 304 (Nov. 21, 2016).
April 30-May 1, 2017: Two-day training of 31 guides and porters. Eight came to Christ, including a Muslim man. “God’s timing for a meeting such as this.”
June 26, 2017: Chapter training on Mulanje Massif during Mission: Malawi 2017. From daily Dispatches written by Gary Fallesen:
It was a great day for a walk: one of the Mulanje Massif Chapter’s leaders hiking toward our destination on Mount Mulanje.
I climbed from the Fort Lister trailhead to Sombani Hut with Damson and 28 guides and porters in Climbing For Christ’s Mulanje Massif Chapter on a dayhike that was blessed beyond measure. First, we were on Mount Mulanje, a hiking paradise that contains 20 peaks above 2,500 meters (8,200 feet), including Malawi’s highpoint at 3,002 meters (9,849 feet). Second, we were climbing with our brothers to teach on the mountain.
At Damson’s suggestion, I took them through the Sermon on the Mount verse by verse while at Sombani Hut (around 6,800 feet/2,080 meters). What an amazing experience: God-honoring fellowship, prayer, and worship in a crowded hut on a beautiful mountainside.
Members from this chapter of C4C, which Damson formed 15 months ago, have told us they have learned more spiritually from Climbing For Christ than from any church or in any other way. They are thankful to God for the way He has used this ministry to reach them and teach them so they may in turn reach and teach others both on and off the mountain.
Our Mulanje chapter meeting on the mountain.
November 2017: Photo of the Week of piggery in Likhubula.
Feb. 13-14, 2018: First of four scheduled trainings for 2018. Twenty-nine chapter members attended. “Learning to hear God and obey.”
June 2018: Three days training in three locations led by Damson Samson.
Wednesday, Aug. 22: Chapter training on Mulanje Massif during Mission: Malawi 2018. From daily Dispatches written by Gary Fallesen:
The Mulanje Massif Chapter in evangelism training beneath Sapitwa Peak. (Photo by McSon Soka, caretaker of Chisepo Hut)
We finished our training time this morning with the men of the Mulanje Massif Chapter sharing from their overnight assignment. They were to read John 4 (the Samaritan woman at the well) and explain their understanding of the passage. To share the word of God you must understand the word of God.
When each of the guides and porters were done speaking, I pointed them to verse 39: “Many Samaritans from that town believed in him [Jesus] because of the woman’s testimony...” I reminded them how powerful each of their stories are, and many can be led to the Lord through their sharing.