Edwin Milla of C4C, left, and his client on the summit of Huascaran.
Mission Moment: Saturday, July 23, 2011
Edwin Milla guided a 70-year-old Japanese client to the summit of Nevado Huascaran on Saturday, July 16 despite challenging conditions. Huascaran is the highest mountain in Peru at 22,205 feet (6,768 meters).
On July 16, Edwin texted Climbing For Christ's home office in the United States. He asked for prayers because he was on a “very danger(ous) mountain and (in) very bad weather.” Prayers were answered. “Thank God everything (went) right,” Edwin said after completing the climb.
“We had very bad weather on the summit,” said Edwin, who is sponsored by Climbing For Christ and serves as the co-coordinator of C4C Peru. “I think this was a purpose of God because the Japanese (climber) accepted Jesus as his Savior. After the descent the weather was good.”
Camp 2 on snowy Huascaran.
Following the Huascaran ascent, Edwin guided two Frenchmen up Tocllaraju (19,790 feet/6,032 meters), which is one of the 25 6,000-meter peaks (19,686 feet) in the Cordillera Blanca — also known as the Peruvian Andes.
“They saw my (baseball-style) cap and the (water) bottle with the logo of Climbing For Christ,” Edwin said of the climb that ended on Wednesday, July 20. “They asked me, 'What is that?' I spoke of the Gospel and they also accepted Jesus Christ as Savior. Then I (ex)changed my hat with his cap and also my bottle with another bottle of the other French client because they asked me to (ex)change.
“I am sure this (the willingness of clients to listen to Edwin share about Jesus) is the work of the Holy Spirit.”
For this, we give Him thanks and all the glory.