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Jaime Servat, Climbing For Christ’s missionary to Peru, said God changed our plans to His plans and showed us a village in the Cordillera Negra “open to receive His name.” Jaime went with Edwin Milla, a guide and C4C’s sponsored climber, and Edwin’s brother Marco. The original plan, scheduled Oct. 10-13, was altered by agricultural protests — farmers violently trying to reclaim land in the region. “They attack with stones any public or private transportation,” Jaime said. “But one day after the radio stations said it was quiet, we prayed an...
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Jaime Servat, Climbing For Christ’s missionary to Peru, said God “showed me His love and the trails to understand better His grace and mercy through His mountains in the Ancash provinces. Praise God because He is All in All.” Here are edited excerpts from Jaime’s detailed report of his Sept. 19-27 mission: “He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me.” — Psalm 144:2 “…because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights ...
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Jaime Servat, Climbing For Christ’s missionary to Peru, said God again showed him that people through the mountains are suffering strange illnesses emanating from demonic possession, as well as other physical maladies, and poor parental upbringing of children. “He showed me the need to see new churches so the people will come to worship Him and pray more and wait for His miracles,” Jaime reported after spending from Aug. 3-28 in the mission field. Here are edited excerpts from Jaime’s latest comprehensive report to C4C: Alisson with gifts shipped from the Stat...
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Jaime Servat, Climbing For Christ’s missionary to Peru, returned to Chalhua for the first time since our Mission: Peru 2011 team was in the Cordillera Blanca range in May. He visited our dear little sister Alison, the girl whom our team met and fell in love with, and also saw Pastor Isabel. After this visit, he continued on to explore and survey many other villages. Here are edited excerpts from Jaime’s exhaustive report to C4C: Monday, July 18, at 5:45 a.m., I started from Huaraz to Chalhua via Yungay, arriving at 10:40 a.m. I was visiting the grandmother of Alison when I he...
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Mission Moments: August 2012 Throughout much of the month of August, Climbing For Christ missionary to Peru Jamie Servat ministered in the remote mountains of the Cordillera Negra and Cordillera Blanca ranges of the Peruvian Andes. He spent a great deal of time returning to several of the villages that were visited during Mission: Peru 2012, which took place from July 16-28. Here is Jaime’s edited report from the fields of Peru: “He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.” — Psalm 91:...
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By Jordan Rowley Spiritual Coordinator, Climbing For Christ HIStory In May 2011, God sent a team of four from the United States to the Peruvian Andes Mountains. It was a family affair. The U.S. contingent was made up of father and son Gary and Jesse Fallesen, and my brother Justin Rowley and me. We were blessed to serve alongside many of our Climbing For Christ members from Peru. It was a joy getting to know them, as well as their passion for the Lord and the lost. Mission: Peru 2011 was essentially planned as a survey trip, and we learned very quickly that the fields in the remote mountain...
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Forty-eight hours after leaving Huaraz, Peru, my brother Justin and I finally arrived in Rochester, NY, USA. After our flight from Newark, NJ was cancelled, we decided to make the six-hour drive to Rochester. In spite of all of the bumps and detours throughout this mission, we joyfully reflect on all of the wonderful things that God accomplished during our time in Peru, and look forward to hearing how the Lord continues to work through brother Jaime and our C4C Peru members and friends. Until next time! “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God pre...
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EDITOR'S NOTE: U.S. team members Jordan and Justin Rowley are traveling back to the United States, marking the end of this short-term mission. Missionary Jaime Servat and our Peruvian members will carry on the work in-country.
Late last night we enjoyed a sweet time of fellowship at Allison’s house with her mother Taina and grandparents, Teresa and Eleazar. We gave the family a number of gifts, sent with love from the United States. They could not stop thanking Jaime, Justin, me, the Fallesens and the ministry of Climbing For Christ. We all gave God thanks and praise for these special relationships that He has established. Early this morning Jaime and I met with a promising young Christian leader named Ivan. We gave him a study Bible, encouraged him in the faith, and prayed over him. After our time with Iva...
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We traveled from Chilcabamba to Chalhua, where it was a joy to reconnect with Pastor Isabel as well as our precious Allison and her family. We spent much of the day in Machco, a neighboring village, where we invited many people to watch the Jesus film. We also had many opportunities to pray with a number of the people. After we trekked back to Chalhua, we received word that Allison’s mother, who has epilepsy, just had a seizure. So the team divided into two groups: Justin, Franklin and Juan went to spread the Word throughout Chalhua, while Jaime and I went to visit and pray over Taina...
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Today was amazing! We began by visiting with a family that Jaime had met and ministered to on his last visit to Chilcabamba. The grandmother of this family received Jesus as her Savior after we shared the Gospel with her. Later, we met up with Carmina, who took us to a neighboring village called Carhuaeara. We trekked for about one hour under the scorching mid-day sun. There we met and prayed with a handful of the town’s 11 Christians. After we trekked back to Chilcabamba, Justin and the others began setting up for our Jesus film presentation while Jaime, Carmina and I went to visit a...
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Before breakfast this morning in Coihuairanan, Jaime introduced me to a 12-year-old boy named Diego. We shared the Gospel with him and he was ready to receive the Lord. What a blessed way to start the day! We then broke down our camp and headed to Chilcabamba, which is a village Jaime visited a few months ago. We reestablished several contacts and made some new ones as well. One of those original contacts was a Christian woman named Carmina. She is one of a handful of Christians in the village. (But we hope to change that and add to her number.) As we were talking to Carmina we learned that...
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We had a very fruitful time of encouragement with the new believers in Hierbabuena this morning. Each of them were given Gospel of John study guides to help them grow in God’s Word. After our time with the new believers we trekked to the village of Coihuairanan. We shared the Gospel with several of the mountain farmers there. We also prayed over a young man who was suffering from epilepsy as well as an elderly woman who had very bad arthritis. There were many God moments throughout the day, and we were blessed to build a number of strong relationships. In the evening we showed the ...
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Today we made the journey from Huaraz to Hierbabuena, in the Cordillera Blanca range. We brought with us two borrowed DVD players along with the rest of our equipment for showing the Jesus film. After we (very prayerfully) set up for the movie, many people began arriving. We opened with worship and then watched the Jesus film under the stars. It was a beautiful sight to see. So many faces intently glued to the screen. After the film, about 10 people prayed to receive salvation through Christ. We gave them Bibles and encouraged them to grow closer to the Lord every day. Our evening ended ...
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This morning we packed up and headed back to Huaraz from Antacocha. As we traveled through many charming villages we saw a number of the people harvesting and threshing their wheat. I couldn’t help but think of the abundant harvest that God is reaping in the mountains of Peru. Not only while we are here, but throughout the year through our missionary to Peru, Jaime. As we lift our eyes we see that the fields in Peru are truly white for the harvest. Many souls are hungry for the bread of life and thirsting for His living water. Many souls are ready to believe and grow in the Gospel. Ho...
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This morning as we were preparing to head for Ranraucro we took a few minutes to visit with one of our team member's friends, Pedro. We learned when Pedro was a young man he struggled with alcohol, gangs and fighting. We were blessed to share the Gospel with him and then prayed with him to recommit his life to Christ. (Please pray that Pedro continues to call upon the name of the Lord for victory over his struggles.) After an hour-long drive we arrived at the beautiful Antacocha Lagoon, which is serving as our first camp. We then set off on foot to Ranraucro. Trekking through the Cordillera...
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To acclimatize, Edwin chose a simple trek around Willkacocha, which is Quechua for “Grandson’s lake.” At about 11,000 feet we enjoyed the fellowship and the view of the breathtaking Cordillera Blanca range of Peru’s Andes mountains. We saved our devotional for our time at Willkacocha to talk about God’s wonderful plans for the next few days. We referred to Acts 5:39, which says, “but if it is of God you, cannot overthrow it — lest you even be found to fight against God.” We know that bringing the Good News into the mountains of Peru is of God ...
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This morning Jaime introduced us to Pastor Cesar, a man who has passionately devoted his life to following Jesus. We were blessed to learn Pastor Cesar’s testimony and how God is using him for His glory. After the team gathered around and prayed for him, Pastor Cesar decided to join our team today as we headed into the mountains. We are glad to have him join us. We know that God moved him to be a part of this team for a good purpose. After our time of prayer we went to the Bible League of Peru, where thanks to the Lord’s gracious provision we were able to buy 5 study Bibles for ...
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“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” — Psalm 133:1 (NKJV) Amen! After a full day of travel from Rochester, NY through Newark, NJ and finally to Lima, Peru, we are excited to be united with three of our brothers from last year’s mission to Peru. Jaime, C4C’s missionary to Peru, along with Franklin and Juan gave us a very warm welcome at the airport. We give thanks to the Lord for getting us to Lima safely, reuniting us with three of our beloved brothers, and for the work He has in store for us. — 12:31 a.m. ...
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