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Mission: Malawi 2014

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Mission Moments: Malawi

Redemption, deliverance and Massif fruit Story by Gary Fallesen, president of Climbing For Christ with reporting and photos by Damson Samson, missionary to East Africa “May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God.”  – Psalm 20:5 (NIV) The Climbing For Christ banner was raised at the Likhubula trailhead to Mulanje Massif in May. Damson Samson, our Malawi-based missionary, was doing quarterly training of guides and porters in the Mulanje Massif Chapter. Damson planned on spending three days doing a different training at... Read more »

Photo of the Week: Malawi

Photo of the Week: Malawi“May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God.”  – Psalm 20:5 (NIV) The Climbing For Christ banner was raised at the Likhubula trailhead to Mulanje Massif in May. Damson Samson, our Malawi-based missionary, was doing quarterly training of guides and porters in the Mulanje Massif Chapter. CLICK HERE to read about this training and the souls confessing Jesus as Lord Read more »

Mission Moments: Malawi

Ngoni hands raised for Jesus Story by Gary Fallesen, president of Climbing For Christ with reporting and photos by Damson Samson, missionary to East Africa Damson Samson shared Biblical truth with 40 chiefs from the Ngoni tribe during our April outreach in Central Malawi. “I was teaching these leaders from the Book of Isaiah (chapter) 37, verses 8 to 20,” Damson said. “I titled my message ‘A King Who Fears the Lord.’ I was highlighting how Hezekiah responded to a letter he got (from the commander of the Assyrian forces).” Hezekiah “read the note f... Read more »

Photo of the Week: Malawi

Photo of the Week: MalawiA Ngoni woman joins many others from her tribe raising their hands to confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. (Photo by Damson Samson) CLICK HERE to read “Ngoni hands raised for Jesus,” Mission Moments from Malawi. Read more »

Mission Moments: Malawi

Learning to hear God and obey Story by Gary Fallesen, president of Climbing For Christ with reporting and photos by Damson Samson, missionary to East Africa Feeling emboldened by what they have learned the past two years through Climbing For Christ training, the guides and porters in the Mulanje Massif Chapter spoke about their new-found willingness and desires to share the Gospel. John Moleni. John Moleni told about speaking the Word to a group of five Brazilians while climbing Mulanje Massif in southern Malawi. Another time on the mountain, he shared with two climbers from Switzer... Read more »

Photo of the Week: Malawi

Photo of the Week: MalawiMulanje Massif Chapter members at our February training. Meetings are scheduled in May, August (during Mission: Malawi 2018, when our team will teach on the mountain), and December. (Photo by Damson Samson) CLICK HERE to read “Learning to hear God and obey,” a Mission Moment from Malawi and Climbing For Christ’s Mulanje Massif Chapter of guides and porters. Read more »

Photo of the Week: Malawi

Photo of the Week: MalawiChickens for Christ A bird in the hand. (Photo by Damson Samson) “We bought over 200 chickens, which were given to (widows in many) villages,” said Damson Samson, Climbing For Christ Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE ... Read more »

Mission Moments: Malawi

Ngoni people standing up for Jesus. (Photos by Damson Samson) Uncovering sin among the Ngoni Damson Samson told all of those Ngoni people who had gathered in Central Malawi about the first sin. He shared with them from Genesis 3 and how Adam and Eve, as soon as they realized what they had done, “sewed fig leaves together to make something to cover themselves” (Genesis 3:7). Hiding our sin is as common as the rising of the sun. But Damson, Climbing For Christ’s Malawi-based missionary to East Africa, explained: “Covering our sins does not do us well. We need to come ... Read more »

Mission Moments: Malawi

Widows celebrate the New Year Damson Samson opened the widows’ celebration of the New Year by sharing the parable of the great banquet found in Matthew 22. “Even when wealthy people refused to come, the owner invited the poor and the crippled,” he explained. “God is willing and ready to invite all of us to His kingdom and it will be up to us to accept or refuse.” More than 400 widows, village chiefs and pastors from various churches attended this particular great banquet on Jan. 3. “It was a great time and many lives saw Jesus feeding them what they ... Read more »

CHRISTmas in Malawi

It wasn’t A Night at the Museum, but the children supported by Climbing For Christ’s Project 1:27 did get a CHRISTmas visit to the Museum of Malawi. Donations by sponsors allowed Pastor Duncan Nyozani to give the children in his care gifts (new clothes and shoes), food (a special dinner and lunch in Blantyre after visiting the museum) and a field trip. New clothes (above), food (below) and a trip to the museum (bottom) gave the children in Duncan’s care a joyous CHRISTmas. (Photos by Duncan Nyozani) Climbing For Christ also helped children in Nepal and Pakistan ... Read more »

Mission Moments: Malawi

CHRISTmas gift brings joy to hungry widows By Gary Fallesen, founding president, Climbing For Christ Widows clapping and singing songs of praise to God for the gift of food this CHRISTmas. (Photos by Damson Samson) My pastor and friend, Larry Stojkovic, was preaching about CHRISTmas. He wondered what someone from the majority world would say if we brought them to our culture at the CHRISTmastime of year. He suggested that they might ask: “How did you get from Luke 2 to this?!” Good question. I have grown weary of the whole “reason-for-the-season” campaign. If ... Read more »

Photo of the Week: Malawi

Photo of the Week: MalawiWidows clapping and singing songs of praise to God for the gift of food this CHRISTmas. (Photo by Damson Samson) CLICK HERE to read “CHRISTmas gift brings joy to hungry widows,” a special Mission Moment from Malawi, Africa. Read more »

Mission Moments: Malawi

Heaven feeds hundreds of Malawi widows Story by Gary Fallesen, founding president, Climbing For Christ Photos by Damson Samson, C4C missionary to East Africa “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” - 1 John 5:14 (NIV) “If Heaven would provide,” Damson Samson pled, “please help us with $2,000 so that I can just buy and distribute” food to our widows. “I pray that our members around the world should continue praying for these widows. Their life, which is [full of] strife, [is ha]... Read more »

Photo of the Week: Malawi

Photo of the Week: MalawiMulanje Massif welcomes pigs Mulanje Massif Chapter members with their piglets in Likhubula. (Photo by Damson Samson) Piglets have been purchased and one of two kholas (pig houses) built by guides and porters in C4C’s Mulanje Massif Chapter in southern Malawi. Members of this chapter asked for help in starting a piggery when we were together on Mulanje Massif during Mission: Malawi 2017 (see “Sermon on the Mount (Mulanje)” in The Climbing Way, Volume 40, September). Read more »

Mission: Malawi 2018

Sermon on the Mount (Mulanje) We climbed from the Fort Lister trailhead to Sombani Hut with 28 guides and porters from Climbing For Christ’s Mulanje Massif Chapter. It was a day-hike that was blessed beyond measure. First, we were on the Mulanje Massif, also known as Mount Mulanje, a hiking paradise in southern Malawi that contains 20 peaks above 2,500 meters (8,200 feet), including the country’s highpoint at 3,002 meters (9,849 feet). Second, we were climbing with our brothers to teach on the mountain. At the suggestion of national missionary Damson Samson, we took them through ... Read more »

Mission Moments: Malawi

Shining God’s love on Malawi widows By Gary Fallesen, founding president Climbing For Christ Anne Pesulo. (Photos by Damson Samson) A Climbing For Christ member, “moved greatly by your story of another donor giving the gift of such a home,” sent US $800 to build a new place for Malawi widow Anne Pesulo to live. Damson Samson, C4C’s Malawi-based missionary, identified Anne as the next to receive a house. “She has nowhere to stay,” Damson said this week. “We have more widows who have nowhere to stay and they are struggling with life.&rdq... Read more »

Mission Moments: Malawi

Dream on: new mattresses, bedding for kids By Gary Fallesen, founding president, Climbing For Christ Clement with the makings of a new bed. (Photo by Duncan Nyozani) “I will sleep like a baby tonight,” Clement said as he hauled off his new mattress. The Project 1:27-sponsored children in Malawi received new mattresses and bedding recently. We were saddened to learn during our Mission: Malawi 2017 visit to the children’s home in June that thieves had stolen several mattresses and kids were sleeping on the wooden planks in their beds. We asked to see improvements made in... Read more »

Mission Moments: Malawi

Delivering life to the Ngoni people By Gary Fallesen, founding president, Climbing For Christ Damson Samson prays for some of the 29 Ngoni widows who surrendered their lives to Jesus during worship on Sunday, Sept. 3. (Photos by Philip Mkweza) The head of one of the village groups rejoiced at the arrival of Climbing For Christ among the Ngoni  people living in Central Malawi. “These people (from C4C) have not brought you money or clothes,” she told those gathered to meet staff member Damson Samson on Friday, Sept. 1. “Rather they have brought you life in Christ, w... Read more »

Mission Moments: Malawi and Nepal

Looking after orphans and widows By Gary Fallesen, founding president, Climbing For Christ “But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted; you consider their grief and take it in hand. The victims commit themselves to you; you are the helper of the fatherless.” – Psalm 10:14 (NIV) Vincent Kuchuwa outside his old house. (Photo by Duncan Nyozani) Vincent Kuchuwa, who is 7 years old, lost his mother when he was a baby. Later his father also died. Then his grandparents died. He was cared for in southern Malawi by an old, very poor couple, who often f... Read more »

Sponsor a Child

Project 1:27 Malawi Climbing For Christ was introduced to the plight of what was then called Searchlight Orphan Care in Malawi, Africa on Oct. 25, 2009, when a thief broke into the orphanage and robbed all of the children’s food. Seven bags of maize, two bags of beans, five liters of cooking oil, and 20 packets of sugar. A month’s worth of food for 15 orphans cared for by Pastor Duncan Nyozani’s ministry. God provided through Climbing For Christ, as we were able to wire our Malawi member US$500 to replenish that which had been stolen. But through this unfortunate event, o... Read more »

Dispatches: Malawi 2017

Mission: Malawi 2017 By Gary Fallesen, founding president, Climbing For Christ Mission: Malawi 2017 team: (back row left to right) Elaine Fallesen of Rochester, NY, USA; Damson Samson of Kambona, Malawi; Dr. Steve Quakenbush of Canon City, CO; Pastor Duncan Nyozani of Blantyre, Malawi; and Bill Marsaw, (front row left to right) Gary Fallesen, Dave Smith and Mark Erbelding of Rochester. Duncan gave thanks for our relationship, which dates back to 2009 (we met in person for the first time during Mission: Kilimanjaro 2010) and all the help God ... Read more »

Photo of the Week: Malawi

Photo of the Week: MalawiBrick making from mud in the remote village of Singano. (Photo by Gary Fallesen) A survey of construction methods was the team’s assignment on our first full day on the job. We learned how the poorest of the poor turn mud into bricks and build houses that will last one year, and how others with more means are able to use bricks produced in a kiln to build structures that will be inhabitable for much longer (in some cases 7-to-10 years and in others for generations). CLICK HERE for daily Dispatches from Mission: Malawi 2017. Read more »

Mission Moments: Malawi

Reaching an unreached people group: ‘Yes, we can’ By Gary Fallesen, founding president, Climbing For Christ The question arose at the 2016 Finishing the Task Conference, where we learned that the Ngoni people of Malawi were listed among the unreached. I asked Damson Samson, Climbing For Christ’s missionary to East Africa and a native of Malawi, if he knew of the Ngoni. “Mainly, these people fled from South Africa after the Zulu defeated them,” Damson said. “Another group came from Tanzania. This group was led by Zwangenda and lived in Ntcheu, while the fi... Read more »

Mission Moments: Malawi

Mission Moments: MalawiWarming widows with gesture of love By Gary Fallesen, founding president, Climbing For Christ Widows warming to new jackets. (Photos by Damson Samson) With winter on its way in Malawi, warm jackets were delivered to the widows served by Climbing For Christ’s Damson Samson. “We had over 150 widows who were blessed to have this support from Climbing For Christ,” Damson said about the May delivery. “In most cases, when you are growing older, your body struggles because of low energy and (lower) immunity. These put the body at higher risk of different diseases.&rdq... Read more »

Mission Moments: Malawi

God’s timing for a meeting such as this Mulanje Massif Chapter evangelism training in Malawi introduces many to Jesus A time of worship at the Mulanje Massif Chapter meeting. (Photos by Damson Samson) The Muslim man attending our Mulanje Massif Chapter training in southern Malawi confessed that he’d never been to such a meeting. He said “it was a good time to have attended this training,” Climbing For Christ’s Damson Samson reported. “He is no longer the same.” The man, Abrahim, became a Muslim background believer. He was one of eight guides a... Read more »
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