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Happy birthday, C4C!

Anniversary of praise By Gary Fallesen Founding president, Climbing For Christ There have been innumerable breathtaking God moments experienced in Climbing For Christ’s 11-year HIStory. Conversions, healings, provision, protection – occurrences and recurrences that cause God-bumps.   Dr. Matthew examining a sick child in Nepal. (Photo by Jordan Rowley) On Mission: Nepal 2015, C4C’s trekking team visited the remote village of Takla in the Far Western district of Humla. During an impromptu health clinic, held by the two doctors on our team (Matthew Fisher of Cana... Read more »

$11 for 11

By Gary Fallesen Founding president, Climbing For Christ Climbing For Christ celebrates its 11th anniversary this month. C4C was incorporated as a U.S. non-profit in New York State on April 20, 2004. Since then, we have seen more than 2,000 brothers and sisters in Christ join a ministry that goes where others cannot and will not, such as the mountains of Nepal, Peru, Turkey and Indonesia. To date, we have completed 78 short-term mission trips. We have done ongoing work through indigenous members in a dozen nations – from outreach to orphanages, and from building churches to buildi... Read more »

Climbing For Christ turns 10

By Gary Fallesen Climbing For Christ Rochester, NY-area Board members (left to right) Elaine Fallesen, Kevin Kimble, Mary Lindsay, Stan Phillips, David Smith and  Gary Fallesen gather with  family and friends to celebrate C4C's 10th birthday Easter Sunday evening. (Photo by Hayley Fallesen) I wrote in “A View: The next 10 years” on the back of the current special 10th anniversary issue of The Climbing Way magazine: I could not have predicted where we are currently on the timeline “in the beginning,” no more than I can tell you what the next decade will h... Read more »

Lygon Stevens Climb

6th annual Lygon Stevens Climb “Walk with me awhile, Lord … Let’s walk and talk of things of beauty and things of truth and goodness.” - Lygon Stevens Friday Night Rally, Dinner and Fundraiser High-carb catered dinner (Adults $10, child $6) Door prizes Stuff sack of climbing goodies An evening of challenge and fun Our guest speaker this year is Edy Sutherland, an outdoor adventure enthusiast and motivational speaker. Check out her website at http://www.edysutherland.com.  Also, again this year we will feature our growing re... Read more »

The Legacy of Lygon Stevens

'The Time to Live Is Now' The Time to Live Is Now: The Legacy of Lygon Stevens is a breathtaking docudrama that shows the experiences of the Stevens family, who lost their daughter and sister, Lygon, to the sudden and unexpected sweep of an avalanche in the Sangre de Cristo (Blood of Christ) Mountains of Colorado in 2008. Join the Stevens family as they recount the painful events of that tragic day and explore the pages of Lygon’s journal that offer answers to the question: “Why, God?” Gain a better understanding of Who God is during times of trial and loss. Discover how yo... Read more »

Brad Stine in concert

Delivering laughter to the church UPDATE: Brad Stine performed at a Climbing For Christ fundraiser on Friday, Jan. 4 in Rochester, N.Y. An offering was taken at the end of the event to benefit church building in Nepal. About $2,400 was raised. Brad Stine was busy pursuing his craft. Or what he called the business of doing comedy. Little did he know that God had bigger plans for him. The Creator of all things, including laughter, wanted Brad to turn his comedy into His ministry. “A couple years ago God called me into working in churches,” Brad will tell you. “I didn’t... Read more »

Prayer Peak Days 2012

The 15th annual Prayer Peaks Day is Saturday (always the Saturday before the Fourth of July), June 30, 2012. God gave me this vision of masses of Christians praying specifically from the 54 Colorado Fourteeners. I never would have imagined brothers and sisters in Christ would be joining us from peaks/high places all over the United States and in the Philippines, Africa, Europe and South America on a common Prayer Peaks day over the years. July 4, 1998 was the inaugural Prayer Peaks date — on our country's 222nd birthday. God gave me this vision to intercede for our nation because o... Read more »
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Prayer Peak Days 2011

Trip Reports Tony Johnston observing Prayer Peaks Day in Australia. Prayer Peaks Day founder Derek Fullerton, one of Climbing For Christ's original board members, celebrated his 14th PPD by climbing Mount Princeton in Colorado's Sawatch Range on Saturday, July 2. He spent 1½ hours on the summit of the 14,197-foot peak praying and worshiping the Lord. Elsewhere in Colorado, Western Slope Chapter coordinator Mike Wall reported: “Great Prayer Peaks hike (on Hogsback Mountain outside Durango), but man was it hot! Thankfully, Dairy Queen is on the way home!” Email inf... Read more »
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