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Mission: Philippines 2016
Mission: Philippines 2016

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Mission: Philippines 2016

Climbing For Christ’s connection to the Philippines began in 2007 when Ace Concordia joined the ministry. Ace soon formed the C4C Philippines chapter, which began leading missions in 2008. In seven years, 18 missions were completed and membership surpassed 300. There were no missions carried out in 2015.

PRAY: For strong and faithful churches to grow in Kibungan. The Kankanaey tribe is nearly half Christian, but folk religions still are practiced widely – displayed in rituals during weddings, rites of passage, planting, and medicine. The Kankanaey, a large community (nearly 250,000) that is considered among the best farmers in the country, are open to the Gospel. However, other religions and cults are trying to convert them. Pray for loving and faithful Christian testimony to show the difference between Christianity and other religions.

GIVE: To support the printing of the New Testament in the Kankanaey language and the completion of Old Testament translation so the first complete Kankanaey Bible can be delivered by C4C.
  • If you can help send a contribution to Climbing For Christ, P.O. Box 16290, Rochester, NY 14616-0290. Or CLICK HERE and give online via PayPal.
  • In Canada, make checks payable to The Great Commission Foundation, and on the memo line add Climbing For Christ CANADA.  Mail your support to: The Great Commission Foundation, #3 – 1335 Trans Canada Way SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1B 1J1. Or give online at http://tgcfcanada.org/donate. Mark your contribution: “Climbing For Christ CANADA.”
GO: Climbing For Christ leads multiple expeditions in the Philippines each year (19 from 2008 through 2014).
  • Dates: Jan. 15-20. This is the first expedition of 2016; additional trips should be added later in the year.
  • Length of trip: 5 days.
  • Team size: 8-10 members.
  • Purpose: The next phase of the work in Kibungan is the equipping of pastors. C4C Philippines also will continue to focus on the printing of the New Testament in the Kankanaey language and the completion of the Old Testament translation so the first complete Kankanaey Bible can be delivered.
  • Cost: Estimated at US$250 plus airfare to/from the Philippines. The estimate includes ground transport, accommodations, food, and trekking expenses. Does not include airfare.
  • To apply: E-mail info@ClimbingForChrist.org to request a mission application.

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HIStory

On June 27, 2007, Adreian “Ace” Concordia of Las Pinas City joined Climbing For Christ. “In my country, the Philippines, it's very rare I get to climb with fellow Christians,” he wrote in an introductory e-mail. “How I wish there was an organization like yours here.&rdq...
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