Tuesday, March 8
We landed safely and without incident this evening at Kilimanjaro International Airport, located between Arusha and Moshi, Tanzania. Dear friend Yusuf, who again will be our guide on the mountain, was waiting for us and accompanied us on our 45-minute ride to the hotel in Moshi. Our arrival capped about 28 hours of travel from the Eastern and Central U.S.
As we sat outside in the warm 80-degree evening, reflecting on how God brought us here, Shelly led the group in singing Great Is Thy Faithfulness. I then told them the HIStory of Climbing For Christ and the part this place played in it. In 1998, while I was training for my first trip here, God instructed me to start a Christian climbing organization. That direction from the Lord has resulted in a ministry of more than 1,360 members in 53 countries and mission projects in 12 nations, including Tanzania and Malawi. This is our fourth Mission: Kilimanjaro in five years and 20 C4C members from outside East Africa have been involved so far. The Lord's work here is only beginning.