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Fighting folk religion in the Andean mountains By Gary Fallesen, founding president, Climbing For Christ Jaime Servat surveyed the village of Chalhua, located about 10,000 feet (3,050 meters) up in the Cordillera Blanca mountains in Peru. Climbing For Christ has ministered there since 2011 and funded the building of a church for the village. But the church – the body of believers – shrank dramatically during construction of that house of worship. This contributed to our assigning Jaime to work in Chalhua, evangelizing the community and growing the church. Jaime has been a...
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Building His church “…and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” – Matthew 16:18 (ESV) By Gary Fallesen Founding president, Climbing For Christ Pastor Duncan Nyozani sold his car for US$2,000 so he could buy a plot of land and be able to put the first thousand dollars toward the building of a new Searchlight Ministries church in southern Malawi. “We need US$24,000,” said the long-time Climbing For Christ member and ministry partner. “This is a huge sum of money to raise, but we believe God is able to meet ...
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Comfort for Jaime Jaime Servat, left, praying with a young girl on Mission: Peru 2014. (Photo by Gary Fallesen) Climbing For Christ’s Peruvian missionary, Jaime Servat, received terrible news that his ex-wife and his estranged son both died in 2015. “I was informed through an old friend that they were taken with lung cancer and a heart attack,” a grieving Jaime informed us. His son, Oswaldo, died in July at the age of 27. Oswaldo’s mother had died in May. She was 53. Jaime had not seen either in several years, despite efforts to reconcile with family members....
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God will put people in your path for a purpose. Take a little girl named Alisson in a little village called Chalhua in the Peruvian Andes. We met Alisson on Mission: Peru 2011. She befriended our team and stole the hearts of team members. Jaime Servat, our missionary to Peru, has become a surrogate father of sorts to Alisson. Her real father was an alcoholic who killed himself years ago. Every time Jaime visits Chalhua he delivers gifts to Alisson, prays with her, teaches her, and helps care for her family. Alisson’s story in 2011 broke our hearts. Her mother, Taina, who suffere...
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Photo of the Week: Peru   A rainbow appears over the church at Chalhua in the Peruvian Andes on Dec. 5, 2015. (Photo by Jaime Servat) “And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.” – 2 Peter 1:4 (NLT) The pastor who started a house church in 2009 welcomed our Mission: Peru 2011 team to Chalhua, a dirt-poor mountain village sitting at 11,900 feet in the Cordillera Blanca mountains. Twenty-two people were crowding into...
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A witness to God’s promises Jaime Servat, Climbing For Christ’s missionary to Peru, began December as a victim of a pickpocket, who stole his cell phone as he was traveling to the village of Chalhua in the Cordillera Blanca mountains. He also began the month as a witness to the promise of God in a rainbow over the church at Chalhua. “And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.” – 2 Pe...
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Working on the church and the Church at Chalhua Jaime Servat spent half of November in Chalhua, leading worship three times a week at the church Climbing For Christ built and going to “His church altar to pray to God every day with passion to see His hand in Chalhua and other villages.” God led several people from other villages to Climbing For Christ’s Peruvian missionary. “One day I was visiting some new believers from Mashco and I met Jhon, a 25-year-old who heard His (call) to receive the Lord Jesus,” Jaime reported. “So I ministered to him and ...
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On time for more divine appointments Di-vine ap-point-ment A specific encounter or experience arranged by God so we can serve Him and play a part in the lives of other people. Jaime Servat, Climbing For Christ’s Peruvian missionary, was in his third day in the northeastern part of the Cordillera Blanca, where our Mission: Peru 2015 team trekked in July. As he hiked into Conopa village in early October, Jaime said, “I prayed to God and He guided me to a shop where I asked a woman named Lidia about a man [Jaime knew] who is a Christian. He was meeting in a house of another beli...
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Returning to the scene of the sublime Climbing For Christ’s Peruvian missionary, Jaime Servant, returned in September to an area visited by our Mission: Peru 2015 team in July. Here is his report: I arrived in Jancapampa village (Pomabamba province) the morning of Thursday, Sept. 3, and hiked about one hour to get to the home of the Vega family (Victoria, Dina and Enrique, who received the Lord Jesus Christ in their hearts under prayer during Mission: Peru 2015). I met Victoria’s husband, Guillermo, who had not received the Lord Jesus during our mission outreach. But I was in...
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Photo of the Week: Mozambique Photo of the Week by Gary Fallesen: Pastor Felix and his wife celebrate the construction of the church they shepherd in Milatu, Mozambique during Mission: Malawi 2014. We have been blessed by precious moments of sheer joy exhibited by pastors on the receiving end of a church building provided by God through Climbing For Christ. Meeting our brothers and sisters in the church at Milatu, Mozambique while on Mission: Malawi 2014 was a taste of heaven. There was singing, dancing, hugging, and smiling. It was a time of praise and giving thanks. The church was our sixth build globally and ...
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Photo of the Week: Peru Photo of the Week: The church at Chalhua, Peru by Jordan Rowley. Jordan Rowley took this week’s photo on July 24 during Mission: Peru 2015. This is the house that God built through Climbing For Christ. The church has its roots in our first Evangelic Expedition to Peru in 2011. A woman in this village in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range started a church in her house in 2009. By the time our team arrived in May 2011, the believers had outgrown the woman’s house. She and a visiting pastor from a large Pentecostal denomination asked Climbing For Christ to build a church in tha...
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In step, every step Story and photos by Jordan Rowley Climbing For Christ spiritual coordinator We rejoice in the work our great God accomplished in some of the most rugged and remote corners of the Cordillera Blanca range of the Peruvian Andes during this mission. Many sick and afflicted were prayed over and cared for. Many believers were encouraged and edified. New Testaments were distributed to those in need of God’s precious Word. A church that God used Climbing For Christ to construct was celebrated and dedicated. Sixteen souls – more than half of whom had never heard o...
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Mission: Peru 2015 By Jordan Rowley Climbing For Christ  CLICK HERE for Mission: Peru 2015 Prayer Bulletin Tuesday, July 28 U.S. team members have returned home. Monday, July 27 God had another appointment for us today. As we met with Taina, we discovered her left hand is severely burned. We brought her to the hospital, but they said they wouldn't be able to see her until Thursday. So we went to a clinic instead. Her burns were cleaned and redressed and she was prescribed antibiotics and pain medicine. I believe that the Lord brought us to her just at the right time...
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Opportunities Abound  Jaime Servat, C4C’s missionary to Peru, recently shared about the Lord’s work from the month of June. Here is a brief synopsis from his latest report.  Jaime has been busy not only preparing for the Mission: Peru 2015 team’s arrival (on July 13), but preparing the church in Chalhua as well. Brother Jaime has made multiple trips to Chalhua to bring a few final materials and round up workers. Finally, this long-awaited project is nearly completed! Our prayer is that the building will be finished and the mission team will be able to help dedic...
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Climbing For Christ was introduced to Peru by evangelist Jaime Servat, who requested prayer and financial help to continue doing outreach in 2010. Peru is a Christian country, but plagued by syncretism – a blending of folk religions and Catholicism. PRAY: That those who have been deceived will understand the truth and develop a relationship with Jesus and enter by the narrow gate to salvation. CLICK HERE for the Mission: Peru 2015 Prayer Bulletin. GIVE: To support work carried out through the year in the Peruvian Andes by our indigenous missionary. If you can help send a co...
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Help in time of need “I am telling you the acts that God allowed in my missionary journey, by His grace.” This is how Brother Jaime Servat, C4C’s missionary to Peru, began his latest report from the field – which for the past several months has been Ecuador. The mission field is everywhere for God’s servants. Whether Peru or Ecuador, mountain villages or an ice cream shop, God’s children are “on mission” wherever their feet take them. Jaime’s February mission report began with him looking for a cup of coffee. “God guided me to a...
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A song of praise in Ecuador Chimborazo as seen from the village of  Cooperativa. (Photo by Jaime Servat) As Climbing For Christ’s Peruvian missionary, Jaime Servat, walked a mountain road near Ecuador’s tallest peak (20,564-foot/6,268-meter Chimborazo) in late January, he sang to the Lord: “Oh God, You are guiding me again and again through Your Spirit in this way of grace by grace; Oh God, You are amazing, healing hearts and minds through Your Spirit in this way of love by love; Oh King of Kings I love all about You Oh Lord of Lords You are all my life.”...
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To Ecuador Climbing For Christ's missionary to Peru, Jaime Servat, has recently been ministering in the Andes of Ecuador. As in Peru, he's reached out to many remote farming communities. Here are a handful of his photos highlighting some of His (the Lord's) work. Jaime captured this stunning view of Chimborazo Mountain before trekking down to share the love of Jesus in Chinigua Village (at the bottom of the photo). After hearing the Gospel, these families (above and below) trusted Jesus to be their Savior. They also received a New Testament. Whether in the Andes of Peru or E...
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¡Three Amigos! (left to right): Climbing For Christ spiritual coordinator Jordan Rowley, Peruvian missionary Jaime Servat, and C4C president Gary Fallesen in the Cordillera Huayhuash during Mission: Peru 2014. Jaime Servat dreamed about a big mountain, similar to Peru’s highest peak, Huascaran. The mountain was surrounded by foothills covered in beautiful fields of wheat. As he ran toward the fields he woke up. His heart was beating hard and he felt compelled to draw a picture of the vision he’d just seen. The following day he asked his mother what she thought the dream ...
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A harvest in the Huayhuash Story by Jordan Rowley Spiritual Coordinator, Climbing For Christ Reporting and photos by Jaime Servat Missionary to Peru, Climbing For Christ Jaime Servat made the three-hour trek to the remote Cordillera Huayhuash village of Chocopampa to visit a woman Climbing For Christ first encountered four months earlier. Esther, who – although never having heard of Jesus – came to Christ during Mission: Peru 2014, lives in a place accessible only by foot or hoof. This was the first time our missionary to Peru had returned to this part of the Peruvian A...
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