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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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2016: Yes and Amen!

We say 'yes and amen' to God for all that He has done in and through Climbing For Christ in 2016. And we give thanks to you for being a part of it. May the Lord bless us with another fruitful year walking in His faithfulness in 2017! Song: Yes and Amen by Housefires Images: Climbing For Christ Read more »
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For As Long As It Takes

God has called Climbing For Christ to deliver the Gospel of Jesus Christ to hard to reach, remote, mountainous areas of the world, where others cannot or will not go - for as long as it takes. Read more »
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C4C Nigeria Prayer Video

Please join us in prayer for the people of Nigeria and our work there!   Read more »

Project Prayer: Ramadan 2016 - Day 29

Day 29: Overcoming fear of Muslims By Jordan Rowley, spiritual coordinator, Climbing For Christ Friend or foe, there’s nothing to fear. (Photo by Gary Fallesen, Mission: Ararat 2010) If we’re honest, sometimes different languages, accents, cultures, clothing and religions can be pretty intimidating. If we add in the nightly news about radical Islamist groups like Boko Haram abducting hundreds of children in Nigeria or ISIS crucifying Christians in the Middle East or even “lone wolf” jihadists in North America or Europe, things can quickly escalate beyond ... Read more »

Project Prayer: Ramadan 2016 - Day 25

Day 25: Five daily prayers for the Muslim world By Jordan Rowley, spiritual coordinator, Climbing For Christ   All over the world, as the sun appears to travel across the sky and then sinks below the horizon, Muslims perform their ritual prayers, known as “Salat.” Five times each day, for almost their entire lives, followers of Islam stop what they are doing, cleanse themselves, and offer prayers to Allah. Salat takes place before sunrise (fajr), noon (dhuhr), mid-afternoon (’asr), sunset (maghrib) and in the evening before going to bed (’isha). I wo... Read more »

Project Prayer: Ramadan 2016 - Day 23

Day 23: A sacred stirring – Muslims coming to Christ in unprecedented numbers By Jordan Rowley, spiritual coordinator, Climbing For Christ   Trekking into the Atlas mountains of North Africa. Nearly 30 Climbing For Christ members have been involved in missions to Indonesia, North and West Africa, and Turkey. Ongoing work also is carried out by indigenous members in four Muslim nations. (Photo by Gary Fallesen) What began as a series of revelations delivered to one Arabian man about 1,400 years ago has grown into the world’s second-largest religion. After receivin... Read more »

Project Prayer: Ramadan 2016 - Day 22

Day 22: Sharing the Gospel with Muslims, part 4 — A growing opportunity By Jordan Rowley, spiritual coordinator, Climbing For Christ   Pilgrims performing the Hajj, one of the Five Pillars of Islam. (Wikipedia) Right before our eyes, the general Muslim population is increasing in number, influence, and position all around the world. As of 2010, the Religion of Islam made up almost a quarter of the global population, according to the Pew Research Center. They predict that if current trends continue, the Muslim population will increase by 73 percent by the year 2050. ... Read more »

Project Prayer: Ramadan 2016 - Day 18

Day 18: Overcoming obstacles, part 2 — A history of conflict and contempt By Jordan Rowley, spiritual coordinator, Climbing For Christ Centuries ago, a war raged between those who fought under the Cross and those who fought under the Crescent. Brutal and bloody battles were waged under the flag of Christendom and that of the Muslim world. Both supposedly waged war in the name of God. Not only was each side driven by their devotion to God, they were compelled by duty, honor and fear. In the end, after nearly 200 years of conflict, an estimated 1.7 million people died. This war &mda... Read more »

Project Prayer: Ramadan 2016 - Day 16

Day 16: Sharing the Gospel, part 3 — Persevering in prayer By Jordan Rowley, spiritual coordinator, Climbing For Christ Praying for a Muslim woman in Indonesia. Although we covered a handful of basic similarities between Islam and Christianity on Day 11 of Project Prayer: Ramadan 2016, there are many more considerable differences that can seem almost insurmountable. These obstacles can seem like mighty mountains making it nearly impossible for a follower of Islam to become a follower of Jesus. But, our Lord has some interesting things to say concerning His ability to move mountai... Read more »

Project Prayer: Ramadan 2016 - Day 15

Day 15: Understanding Islam, part 3 — Beliefs and duties By Jordan Rowley, spiritual coordinator, Climbing For Christ The principles and practices of the religion of Islam are vast. Any honest Imam or Islamic scholar would likely admit that there is much that even he doesn’t know about the Muslim faith. One could spend a lifetime of study and still have much more to learn. That said, there are six basic doctrinal beliefs and five key duties of Islam. Six beliefs We briefly covered the six basic beliefs of Islam on Day 10. They are: Belief in the absolute unity and s... Read more »

Project Prayer: Ramadan 2016 - Day 12

Day 12: Overcoming obstacles, part 1 — Family, familiarity and fear By Jordan Rowley, spiritual coordinator, Climbing For Christ Just imagine… As far back as your mind can take you, you have fond memories of going to church with your parents and siblings. At Sunday School, you sang Christian songs and recited Bible verses. You watched your mom and dad practice their faith, and learned to do the same. They’ve always been devout Christians and would talk to you often about stories from the Bible – especially when you had a problem. It always seemed to help you un... Read more »

Project Prayer: Ramadan 2016 - Day 11

Day 11: Sharing the Gospel, part 2 — Simply Jesus By Jordan Rowley, spiritual coordinator, Climbing For Christ With Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy and its many denominations of Protestantism, the whole of Christendom contains vast variety. The House of Islam (Dar al-Islam) is no different. Among the world’s Muslims we find various traditions, beliefs and social nuances. Unfortunately, many of these differences result in a house divided even to the point of violence. In Islam, there are two main sects: Sunni and Shi’a (or Shi’ite). According the Pew Research Cent... Read more »

Project Prayer: Ramadan 2016 - Day 4

Day 4: Sharing the Gospel, part 1 — Truth and love, no compromise By Jordan Rowley, spiritual coordinator, Climbing For Christ   Gary Fallesen prays for a blind Kurdish man, Yusuf, whom he befriended on missions to eastern Turkey from 2013 to 2015. He prayed that Yusuf, a Muslim, would have dreams about Christ and through them realize Jesus is the One true God. (Photo by Elaine Fallesen, Mission: Ararat 2015) When we’re talking about witnessing for Jesus Christ, truth and love go hand in hand. They are two sides to the same coin. United they stand, divided they f... Read more »

Project Prayer: Ramadan 2016 - Day 2

Day 2: Understanding Islam, part 1 —Allah and his prophet By Jordan Rowley, spiritual coordinator, Climbing For Christ   Mosque in Moshi, Tanzania, declaring above the entrance: “None to be worshipped but Allah. Muhammad is his prophet.” Tanzania’s population of 52 million is 45.4 percent Christian, 37.3 percent Muslim, and 15.6 folk religion. (Photo by Gary Fallesen, Mission: Kilimanjaro 2007) Islam’s most fundamentally essential concept is that of its god, Allah. He is the singular and sovereign god of all Muslims. The name “Allah”... Read more »

Mission: Nepal 2016, Part 1 Prayer Bulletin

Jaimashi (Victory in the LORD). Please stand with us in prayer for this Evangelic Expedition to Nepal from April 5-16. Learn more by opening the document below. Dhanyabad (thank you). Read more »

Mission: Malawi 2016 Prayer Bulletin

Please stand with us in prayer for this mission from March 4-13. Learn more by opening the document below. Read more »

Mission: Peru 2015 Trip Report

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... Read more »

Mission Moments: Peru

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... Read more »

Mission: Peru 2015 Prayer Bulletin

Please join us in prayer for this Evangelic Expedition taking place from July 13 to 28. Learn more by opening the document below. Read more »

Project Prayer: Ramadan 2015

June 18-July 17 “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." – Matthew 19:26 July 17 – Life vs. Death “And the Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come!’ And let him who hears say, ‘Come!’ And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.” – Revelation 22:17 A Prayer: Dear Lord, On this final day of Ramadan we acknowledge the invitation that You give to all of Your created people. You simply say, “come, whoever desires, come, take the water of life freely.” We ... Read more »
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