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Mission: Nepal 2015
Mission: Nepal 2015

“…and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” — Matthew 16:18

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Mission: Nepal 2015

Climbing For Christ will again send a team to Humla. It will be our fourth expedition to Nepal’s Far West in less than 2½ years. We have witnessed the growth of the church from seven known believers to more than 125.

PRAY: For the church’s growth to continue. Christianity was illegal until 1953. Today, this nation of 29 million is 0.7 percent Christian. CLICK HERE for the Mission: Nepal 2015 Prayer Bulletin.

GIVE: To support the purchase of land and the construction of the first church building in a Far Western district as well as a second church in the Mid-West district of Rolpa. To support Project 1:27 Nepal (orphans in the care of C4C partner ministry Savior Alone Redeems Asians). To send indigenous workers to various Himalayan areas where C4C has been ministering.
  • 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’s ninth expedition to Nepal, and fourth trip since November 2012 to the country’s least-reached Far West. Also, another opportunity to love on and teach Jesus to our Project 1:27 orphans.
  • Date: March.
  • Length of trip: 14-16 days.
  • Team size: 4-6 members.
  • Purpose: To build up the church (the body of Christ) and to build a church in Humla. Trekking into Buddhist and Hindu villages to shine His light. A separate team will work at orphanages outside of Kathmandu.
  • Cost: Estimated at US$2,000 plus airfare to/from Nepal. The estimate includes ground transport, air transportation in Nepal, accommodations, food, and trekking expenses. Does not include international airfare.
  • To apply: E-mail info@ClimbingForChrist.org to request a mission application.

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Here comes the Son   “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.” – John 10:9 (KJV) The village of Thuman in Langtang National Park is a Buddhist stronghold with a population of about 2,200 – none of whom are Christian. Our six-person Mission: Nepal 2012 team visited there on the third day of an evangelistic trek. We were greeted by a drumbeat emanating from a large Buddhist gompa (or monastery). Nearly two months later, Brandy Everts of Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada was in worship. “I had ... Read more »