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Serving from our knees

GOing in prayer By Jordan Rowley, Climbing For Christ spiritual coordinator With spiritual eyes, I can see men and women of God battling the forces of darkness. They are engaging in a battle that is waged not with earthly weapons, but with God’s weaponry. They advance not on their feet, but on their knees. “Prayer is where the action is,” one mighty man of God once said. It’s true, if we only have eyes to see it. Sadly, prayer is the most underrated and underutilized piece of the Christian’s arsenal. Whether it’s for our own personal needs, for our ch... Read more »

Mission Moments: Peru

Revisiting Huayhuash  (Photos by Jaime Servat, Climbing For Christ missionary to Peru)  God sent a team of seven North Americans to the Cordillera Huayhuash range of the Peruvian Andes in 2014. Our main objective for that Mission: Peru 2014 was simply to reach out to remote Quechua farming communities with the love and truth of Jesus. The stunning Yerupaja Mountain located in the Cordillera Huayhuash. We were joined by C4C’s missionary to Peru, Jaime Servat, as well as guide Marco Milla. Several months after our expedition, Jaime returned to minister to s... Read more »

Through Our Eyes

Take a walk in our boots and a look through our eyes as you check out this video filmed by GoPro during Climbing For Christ's Mission: Nepal 2017. Read more »

Mission: Peru 2018

A hard-to-reach harvest Since our very first survey trip to the Peruvian Andes in May of 2011, we’ve never seen a lack of harvest. During those six Evangelic Expeditions and our ongoing work done by Climbing For Christ’s missionary to Peru, Jaime Servat, we’ve never witnessed a shortage of souls ready and ripe make a decision to trust in Jesus. Rather, the harvest has always been plentiful! “Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields,” Jesus declared in John 4:35, “for they are already white for harvest!” All throughout the b... Read more »

Mission Moments: Peru

God is always on the move By Jordan Rowley, spiritual coordinator, Climbing For Christ After a season of personal health and family issues, Climbing For Christ’s missionary to Peru, Jaime Servat, was excited to join the Mission: Peru 2017 team in late July and early August. It was a blessed mission during which members of our American, Canadian and Peruvian team saw God move in the hearts of many in the remote Cordillera Blanca range of the Peruvian Andes. (CLICK HERE to see the Dispatches from this expedition). Now, God continues to move in those remote mountains as Jaime spent ... Read more »

Mission: Nepal 2017, Part 2 Prayer Bulletin

Please stand with us in prayer for this Evangelic Expedition from Sept. 13-29. Learn more by opening the document below. Share it with other prayer warriors. Thanks in advance for interceding on our behalf. Pray on! Read more »

Mission: Peru 2017 Prayer Bulletin

Please stand with us in prayer for this Evangelic Expedition from July 25-Aug. 8. Learn more by opening the document below. Share it with other prayer warriors. Thanks in advance for interceding on our behalf. Pray on! Read more »

Project Prayer: Ramadan 2017

Day 30: The witness God can’t use By Jordan Rowley, spiritual coordinator, Climbing For Christ Trekking into West Java, Indonesia. (Photo by Rendy Bayutrilaksono, C4C Indonesia) We’ve learned a lot about Islam over the past 30 days. We’ve shared some of the basic beliefs of Muslims as well as a few bridges and barriers we face in sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with them. We’ve also seen some personal stories and read about beautiful relationships that God has blessed Climbing For Christ to be a part of. Our hope is that Project Prayer: Ra... Read more »

Project Prayer: Ramadan 2017

Day 22: By all means, save some! By Jordan Rowley, spiritual coordinator, Climbing For Christ While visiting with new friends in Indonesia in January, the Spirit held our tongue when an opportunity to share the Gospel was apparent. We realized that a relationship starting between a brother in Christ and these men will have greater impact than our fleeting chance to declare the Good News. (Photo by Jordan Rowley) The Apostle Paul was a man on a mission. Actually, he was a man on a commission – a Great Commission! Without a doubt Paul knew that he was sent to reach the natio... Read more »

Project Prayer: Ramadan 2017

Day 21: A Savior for ALL people By Jordan Rowley, spiritual coordinator, Climbing For Christ No matter where we GO in the world – like this remote village in China, where we found a mosque – there are people in need of our Savior Jesus. (Photo by Gary Fallesen) Our Lord Jesus was sent as a Savior for all people of every place. As an angel once told certain shepherds who were keeping watch over their flocks by night: “I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.” The Apostle John would later write: “and we have seen and testify tha... Read more »

Project Prayer: Ramadan 2017

Day 20: The Word By Jordan Rowley, spiritual coordinator, Climbing For Christ After discussing that the Bible has not been corrupted, a Muslim friend asked us for a Bible for his son. (Photo by Shawn Dowd, Mission: Kilimanjaro 2007) As Christians, we believe that God’s Word has been protected and preserved over the centuries for the blessing and building of His Church. “The grass withers, the flower fades,” we read in Isaiah 40:8, “but the word of our God stands forever.” Inspired, inerrant and intact; our Bible is the true representation of the ... Read more »

Project Prayer: Ramadan 2017

Day 19: Obey Me   By Jordan Rowley, spiritual coordinator, Climbing For Christ Evangelist Haseeb, a Climbing For Christ member, teaches from the Bible in Pakistan. (Photo by Save Pakistan) As we saw yesterday, the Qur’an attributes numerous miracles to Jesus, or Isa, as He’s known to most of the world’s nearly 2 billion Muslims. Followers of Islam agree that Isa was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life and even healed the sick and raised the dead. Just looking at those miraculous details of the life of Isa, there is no one who compares. No other ... Read more »

Project Prayer: Ramadan 2017

Day 18: The uniqueness of Isa By Jordan Rowley, spiritual coordinator, Climbing For Christ A Muslim friend reads about Jesus in the New Testament while resting in the sun on Mount Ararat. (Photo by Gary Fallesen, Mission: Ararat 2010) JESUS. The One whose beautiful name is above every other name. JESUS. The One who, stepping down from heaven, was born of a virgin to live a sinless and righteous life. JESUS. The One who walked on water, calmed the storm, gave sight to the blind and raised the dead. JESUS. The One who died a brutal death, bearing on Himself the sins of the world... Read more »

Project Prayer: Ramadan 2017

Day 17: Barriers and Bridges By Jordan Rowley, spiritual coordinator, Climbing For Christ A Climbing For Christ member disciples a Muslim background believer in the Atlas Mountains. (Photo by Gary Fallesen) The differences between Christianity and Islam are massive and many. There are huge points of division upon which both religions completely conflict. Still there are many who say that Christians and Muslims (and perhaps followers of any and every other religion) worship the same god. That simply cannot be true. There are far too many critical positions that are polar opposit... Read more »

Project Prayer: Ramadan 2017

Day 16: Witness and BE witnesses By Jordan Rowley, spiritual coordinator, Climbing For Christ Lambok, a Climbing For Christ Indonesia member, witnesses to Sunda people in a rice field in West Java by lending a hand. (Photo by Gary Fallesen) We’re going to look at a few points that relate to sharing our faith with followers of Islam in the coming week. We’ll look at some of the possible barriers that can make it extremely difficult for an individual who has been raised in a Muslim culture to trust in Jesus as their Savior. In addition, we’ll take a look at some o... Read more »

Project Prayer: Ramadan 2017

Day 8: Islam 101 – A world of diversity By Jordan Rowley, spiritual coordinator, Climbing For Christ Behind every set of Muslim eyes is a soul loved by God and in need of rescue, like these Berber children and women in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. (Photos by Michael Heitland and Brandy Fisher, Mission: Morocco 2013) We’ve been looking at some of the basic beliefs and practices of the world’s second-largest religion this past week. (Click on the links at the bottom of this page for any days you may have missed.) But Islam is much bigger than the beli... Read more »

Project Prayer: Ramadan 2017

Day 7: Islam 101 – Fulfilling the Five Pillars By Jordan Rowley, spiritual coordinator, Climbing For Christ Our Mission: Ararat 2014 team poses with a Kurdish family in eastern Turkey. On the wall above us is a portrait of The Grand Mosque in Mecca. Families will hang photos of sons (usually), who have made the hajj to Mecca. The hajj is one of Islam’s Five Pillars. In addition to the essential beliefs we looked at yesterday, Islam is a religion involving duties. The obligations are known to Sunni Muslims as “The Five Pillars of Islam” – arkan al... Read more »

Project Prayer: Ramadan 2017

Day 6: Islam 101 – Essential beliefs By Jordan Rowley, spiritual coordinator, Climbing For Christ Illustration of Aladdin from Arabian Nights (c. 1900). Jinn, evil spirits in Islam, are the classic genies of folklore. The Qur’an states: “Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud. And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire” (Surah 15:26-27). Islam is a religion involving both beliefs and obligations. Its beliefs include what are often called “The Five Doctrines,” while the obligations, or duties, ar... Read more »

Project Prayer: Ramadan 2017

Day 5: Islam 101 – The prophet By Jordan Rowley, spiritual coordinator, Climbing For Christ The Kaaba (or “The Cube”) is a building at the center of Islam’s most sacred mosque in Mecca, al-Hejaz, Saudi Arabia. It is the most sacred site in Islam, considered the “House of Allah.” One of the five pillars of Islam, which include Ramadan, requires every Muslim who is able to make the hajj pilgrimage once in their lifetime. Islam’s most revered prophet, Muhammad, began receiving his supposed revelations from Allah at the age of 40, in... Read more »

Project Prayer: Ramadan 2017

Day 4: Islam 101 – Revelations: the Qur’an and other writings By Jordan Rowley, spiritual coordinator, Climbing For Christ   Surah 3:51 in the Qur’an reads: “‘It is God who is my Lord and your Lord; then worship Him. This is a way that is straight.’” (Photo by Gary Fallesen) Central to Islam is the message that the Prophet Muhammad received from his god, Allah. This message is known as the Qur’an – the holy book of Islam. It’s a revelation commonly taught to have been delivered to Muhammad through the angel G... Read more »

Project Prayer: Ramadan 2017

Day 3: Islam 101 – Allah, the great god By Jordan Rowley, spiritual coordinator, Climbing For Christ Mosque in Moshi, Tanzania: “None to be worshipped but Allah.” (Photos by Gary Fallesen) Allah is the Arabic word for god. Although for centuries it has been used when referring to the gods of other religions as well (like Judaism and Christianity), it has essentially become the name of the god of Islam. In addition to the name Allah, Islamic tradition says that there are 99 special names of god. These names are referred to as al-asma al-husna, meaning, the best nam... Read more »

Project Prayer: Ramadan 2017

Day 2: Islam 101 – The Reason for Ramadan By Jordan Rowley, spiritual coordinator, Climbing For Christ Kurdish friends in eastern Turkey celebrate the end of a day during Ramadan with the “Iftar” meal. Only three members of the family were actually observing Ramadan during Climbing For Christ’s 2014 visit. (Photo by Gary Fallesen) According to Muslims, the story of the religion of Islam begins all the way back with the very first human beings. Adam, the first great prophet for Muslims, and Eve, known as Hawwa in the Qur’an, were tempted by the devil,... Read more »

Mission: Nepal 2017, Part 1 Prayer Bulletin

Please stand with us in prayer for this Evangelic Expedition from April 29-May 16. Learn more by opening the document below. Read more »

Mission: Indonesia 2017 Prayer Bulletin

Please stand with us in prayer for this Evangelic Expedition from Jan. 21-Feb. 4. Learn more by opening the document below. Read more »

Jordan Rowley: Starting anew

Jordan Rowley, Climbing For Christ spiritual coordinator. It was the most difficult decision I’d made in my entire life – and that’s no exaggeration. A year and a half ago I stepped away from a ministry I’d lovingly labored with for nearly five years. Describing my relationship with Climbing For Christ, I have always been quick to say that when I became a member back in 2008, not only did I become a part of C4C, but C4C became a part of me. I loved reaching out to people in need and ministering alongside Gary Fallesen and so many other beloved brothers and sisters. Th... Read more »
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