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Articles by Elaine Fallesen

Happy Mother's Day

The moms I know By Elaine Fallesen, women’s and family ministry, Climbing For Christ  I LAUGHED at the “Mama Bear” display of Mother’s Day gifts in the card store. If you’re a mom or know a mom, you know it’s true – like mother bears we are passionately fierce, loving, protective, and always there for our cubs and family. It’s what we do. The moms I know in the Majority World countries where Climbing For Christ serves don’t have a clue about Mother’s Day. They aren’t showered with Hallmark cards or treated to brunch... Read more »

Elaine Fallesen: I am NOT retiring

‘I am NOT retiring’ By Elaine Fallesen, women’s & family ministry/communications, Climbing For Christ Trekking in Turkey. Editor’s note: Elaine Fallesen joined Climbing For Christ full time on Jan. 1, 2019. Climbing For Christ has been the “family business” for the Fallesens since God birthed it in and through us. We’ve been blessed to watch our family grow to more than 2,500 members in 67 countries – with dozens of brothers and sisters serving with us on our Boards and in the mission field. It all began with God’s whisper “s... Read more »
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Project 1:27 CHRISTmas

Giving gifts and much more to orphans at CHRISTmas By Elaine Fallesen Family Ministry, Climbing For Christ Striking an Audrey Hepburn pose, Phiri Nakhumwa looked ready to dance her way through Paris in her new beret, pretty-in-pink laced top, striped skirt and flats, while clutching her new red and black plaid school bag. It was easy to see she was enjoying her special CHRISTmas gifts. Esnart shows off her new outfit and school bag, purchased through the generosity of Project 1:27 Malawi sponsors. (Malawi photos by Duncan Nyozani) Phiri, better known in her Climbing For Chri... Read more »

Project 1:27 video (2016)

The Great Awakening By Elaine Fallesen Family Ministry, Climbing For Christ One man wakes, awakens another. Second one wakes his next door brother. Three awake can rouse a town and turn the whole place upside down. Many awake will cause such a fuss it finally wakes all of us. One man wakes with dawn in his eyes. Surely then it multiplies, surely then it multiplies. – Leeland’s The Great Awakening It was the perfect song to complement the lesson theme of Climbing For Christ’s 2016 mission trips to visit our Project 1:27 orphans in Malawi and Nepal. C4C teams were... Read more »

Project 1:27 Update

Connecting through caring By Elaine Fallesen Climbing For Christ It was what many of us used to call a “Kodak moment”: Fourteen-year-old Chiring, an orphan in Kathmandu, Nepal, was nearly beside himself with happiness as he stared at a Facebook photo of his Project 1:27 sponsor on a cell phone. “She is beautiful, she is beautiful,” he repeated as he studied the face of Nancy Kaiser. “I am grateful for her.” Chiring with sponsor mom Nancy Kaiser’s photo on a cell phone. (Photo by Leanne Bohn) Despite its frustrations, technol... Read more »