We addressed 13 guides and 12 porters from three churches at what become the inaugural Kilimanjaro Chapter meeting at Lyasongoro Lutheran Church in Marangu on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008. Using Acts 1:8, we told them that Kibo was their Judea. They work in a mission field alongside non-Christian guides and porters. They can be a witness to their co-workers. But they also have the ends of the earth coming to climb with them. They can be a witness to all the lost trekkers among the 35,000-plus who come to Kilimanjaro each year.
By the end of the first meeting, we had 33 members in the Kilimanjaro Chapter.
The second meeting of the Kilimanjaro Chapter — held in Moshi on Monday, March 3, 2008 at the Kiborilon Assembly of God Church — saw 39 more guides and porters join Climbing For Christ, giving us 74 in Tanzania.