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Mission: Nepal 2017

Pulling down strongholds By Gary Fallesen, founding president, Climbi... Read more »

Pakistan 2017

The Spirit has not permitted us to GO to Pakistan. We wrote last year... Read more »

Mission: Nepal 2016

Megh Gurung visited his home village in Nepal to start the New Year. H... Read more »
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Photo of the Week: Turkey

Photo of the Week: Turkey  Statues more than 2,100 years old litter the ground near the summit of Mount Nemrut. (Photo by Gary Fallesen) In the first century BC, King Antiochus built a monument to himself on remote Mount Nemrut (7,001 feet/2,134 meters). He piled up hundreds of vertical feet of scree upon which statues of Antiochus, lions, eagles, and various Armenian, Greek and Iranian gods stand nearly 30 feet high. CLICK HERE to read more from Mission: Ararat 2015. Read more »

Mission Moments: Earthquakes in Nepal

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Pastor Tej Rokka returned Monday night (May 25) from several days in East Nepal for training among the churches. His wife, Bidhya, spoke to more than 60 women, presenting them with gifts delivered by Leanne Bohn and Elaine Fallesen during Mission: Nepal 2015 in March. Tej taught about 45 pastors and church leaders about the making of disciples. “Let me thank God for what He has done through us in the midst of such a situation,” Tej said, referring to the work that goes on amidst the recovery from devastating earthquakes. “I know very well how it... Read more »

Photo of the Week: Nepal

Photo of the Week: NepalSurviving in Nepal “I made a temporary shelter on our church ground,” said Climbing For Christ’s Megh Gurung (in photo above taken on May 23 at the Milap church on the outskirts of Kathmandu). “Some of the believers are sleeping there at night.” CLICK HERE for Mission Moments: Earthquakes in Nepal. Read more »

Mission: Ararat 2015 - Ready to GO!

Please join us in prayer for C4C's Mission: Ararat 2015! Our focus will once again be on the semi-nomadic Kurdish people on and near HIStoric Mount Ararat. Pray for this team and those the Lord would have them encounter. Read more »

Photo of the Week: Nepal

Photo of the Week: Nepal  The plastic tarp that has served as home to the SARA orphans since their orphanage was damaged in the April 25 earthquake. (Photo by Tej Rokka) Funds are being raised by Climbing For Christ to repair the orphanage. To help, please send donations to Climbing For Christ, c/o Nepal Earthquake Relief, P.O. Box 16290, Rochester, NY 14616-0290. Or CLICK HERE and give online via PayPal. Follow up your PayPal donation with an email to info@ClimbingForChrist.org stating that the gift is intended for earthquake relief. Dhanyabad (thank you)! CLICK HERE for updates on the Nepal earthquake aft... Read more »

The need in Nepal is great

Pastor Tej and Elaine Fallesen during worship at his Kathmandu church in March. (Photo by Leanne Bohn/Mission: Nepal 2015) By Gary Fallesen Founding president, Climbing For Christ Worship was nearly over at the main SARA church in Kathmandu on Saturday, April 25 when the lights went out and the pulpit fell away from Pastor Tej Rokka. “I did not know what to do because the hall was full of people of all ages and I wanted to run out and save myself, but I saw my flock crying without help,” Tej said on Monday – about 60 hours after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake changed life in N... Read more »

Mission: Nepal 2015 orphanage visit: ‘Souls on Fire’

Third Day song Soul on Fire is performed by the children at the SARA orphanage outside Kathmandu, Nepal. Climbing For Christ visited the children at an orphanage of partner ministry SARA (Savior Alone Redeems Asians) as part of Mission: Nepal 2015. The children enjoyed lessons about the Trinity, crafts, stories and songs – especially Third Day’s song Soul on Fire. C4C members support a number of orphans there, but there are more in need of sponsors. CLICK HERE to learn more and sponsor a child. Read more »

Humla’s House of Worship

Video produced by Jordan Rowley, spiritual coordinator, Climbing For Christ. Building the church in Nepal’s Far West By Gary Fallesen Founding president, Climbing For Christ I stood on a hill overlooking the snow-covered lot where the church at Simikot proposes to build Humla’s first house of worship. I prayed for God to show me that this was His will. I felt my heart begin to race and a Spirit-induced excitement filled my body. I could see it – again. Climbing For Christ exists to build up the church. To GO where others cannot or will not to procla... Read more »

DISPATCHES: Nepal 2015

DISPATCHES: Nepal 2015Mission: Nepal 2015 By Gary Fallesen Climbing For Christ president Members of our trekking team hiking back to Simikot, the headquarters for the Far West district of Humla. (Photo by Gary Fallesen) Monday, March 30 Edward reported in from Hungary, where he returned today from Nepal. “It was good to serve the Lord together,” he said. We are all in agreement on that point. Praise HIM! Sunday, March 29 The North American members of our Mission: Nepal team all have returned safely to their homes bringing an end to this Evangelic Expedition. Saturday, March 28 The Milap... Read more »

Photo of the Week: Nepal

Photo of the Week: NepalMission: Nepal 2015 trekking team hiking back to Simikot, the headquarters for the Far West district of Humla. CLICK HERE to read daily Dispatches from this Evangelic Expedition. Read more »

Mission Moments: PAKISTAN

Sharing an unfailing love in Pakistan “Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” – 1 Corinthians 13:7 (NLT) Save Pakistan shared the love of Christ with the children at their orphanage by holding a Valentine’s Day party on Feb. 14. Feeding the children. Read more »

Mission Moments: PAKISTAN

Sewing and sowing in Pakistan We have documented the persecution of our ministry partners in Pakistan – from physical attacks to the abduction and forced marriage of a dear sister and from relocating to restarting the work of the Lord in a hard place. Two Save Pakistan projects – a sewing center to empower women in need and orphanage care for lost children – are again underway to God’s glory.   Women learning to make clothing in the Save Pakistan sewing program. Evangelist Haseeb, a Climbing For Christ member and Save Pakistan’s founder, said the sewing c... Read more »

Mission Moments: NEPAL

‘One Lord, one faith, one baptism’ By Gary Fallesen Climbing For Christ “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[a] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19). Brother Megh traveled from Kathmandu to the Mid-western district of Rolpa to visit the church there and in a neighboring district. “Now these days,” Megh reported, “there are approximately 110 (worshiping) in the Korchabang church and at the Dharmashala (church) it is going on well in fellowship.” Climbing For Christ was... Read more »

Mission Moments: PAKISTAN

Ultimate CHRISTmas gift: The Word Santa helps Save Pakistan deliver Bibles. The celebration of CHRISTmas would be lacking if it did not include The Word. After all, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1). “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14). Save Pakistan celebrated CHRISTmas by giving 30 Urdu-language Bibles to people who had asked for their own Bible. “It was good to see that people who received Urdu Bibles were joying in Christ and thankful to Him that He make possible thr... Read more »

Mission Moments: NEPAL

Happy birthday, Jesus! Orphans go climbing for CHRIST(mas) in Malawi Thirty-nine children from the Climbing For Christ-supported SARA Ministries’ orphanages outside of Kathmandu celebrated CHRISTmas together with gifts, a meal, music and a birthday cake for Jesus. “It was a great blessing for our children as they smiled during the celebration,” said Pastor Tej, a C4C member and the founder of SARA (Savior Alone Redeems Asians). “Children received winter clothes as well as gifts. They praise God for loving them and they are thankful for their sponsors.”... Read more »

Mission Moments: PAKISTAN

Merry CHRISTmas, Pakistan   Save Pakistan held its annual CHRISTmas outreach to widows and orphans. “It is great blessing for us to share with you that the Lord blessed us to share Christmas happiness with those who are orphans and widows,” said Evangelist Haseeb, Save Pakistan’s founder and a C4C member. “We organized a Christmas program where we helped 15 widows with the one-week food box. It was a great joy for us that the Lord made possible for us to help these widows, and these widows are very thankful to God for the provision.”   “We al... Read more »

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 distr... Read more »

Mission Moments: PAKISTAN

Bibles delivered from heaven   Sharing the Word. (Photos courtesy Save Pakistan) The woman had a vision as she prayed to God. She saw a green Bible coming to her from heaven. A few days later, members of the Climbing For Christ-supported Save Pakistan Ministry arrived in the woman’s village. They were there to deliver Urdu-language Bibles. The Bibles they brought were green. “Praise the Lord,” said Evangelist Haseeb, Save Pakistan’s founder and a long-time C4C member. “God is moving in different ways.” Save Pakistan delivered another 100 Bibles... Read more »

Mission Moments: PAKISTAN

The Lord is moving even in the wake of persecution against C4C partner ministry Save Pakistan. “We baptized 11 new believers who gave themselves to the hands of God,” said Save Pakistan founder, Evangelist Haseeb, on Tuesday, Nov. 4. “They invited Jesus Christ in their hearts to walk with Him. They were really thankful to God for this incredible change to rebirth through water baptism.” Haseeb taught about the importance and meaning of baptism. After baptizing the 11, Save Pakistan distributed Urdu-language Bibles to the new believers.   Baptizing new believers,... Read more »

C4C Pakistan Prayer Video

Please join us as we lift up the people of Pakistan in prayer! C4C Pakistan Prayer Video from Climbing For Christ on Vimeo. Read more »

Nepal

Top of the world: 29,035-foot/8,848-meter Mount Everest, left, and 25,850-foot/7,879-meter Nuptse. (Photo by Jim Nowlin, Mission: Nepal 2008) Nepal is home to some of the world's most breathtaking and awe-inspiring mountains. In fact, Nepal claims a staggering eight of the world’s 10 highest peaks. It’s no wonder why climbers from every corner of the planet come to make a bid for many of this nation’s Himalayan summits. In addition to the majestic mountains that make up much of Nepal, the history and culture of this nation are also something very unique to behold. Nepal w... Read more »

Mission: Nepal 2014 (Sept.) Trip Report

God opens the way and the doors to Makalu By Gary Fallesen Founding President, Climbing For Christ Megh Gurung was fresh off his first Evangelic Expedition with Climbing For Christ in 2012 when he felt like visiting a Buddhist monastery in his native Nepal. He knocked on the monastery door three times. No answer. In frustration he threw himself on the ground. Lying on his back, hands outstretched overhead, he searched the heavens and cried out to God: “Why?” God’s answer was five points: 1.    Open the way; 2.    Open the door; ... Read more »

Mission Moments: PAKISTAN

Faith-filled prayer delivers By Gary Fallesen President, Climbing For Christ Evangelist Haseeb has “faith like a grain of mustard seed,” as it says in Matthew 17:20, able to “say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible.” On Friday, Sept. 5, Haseeb sent an email to Climbing For Christ spiritual coordinator Jordan Rowley and me, asking us to pray for a break in the monsoon rains that were delaying his Save Pakistan team’s travel to the Mariabad Mela festival. “Your prayer could make th... Read more »

DISPATCHES: Nepal 2014 (Sept.)

By Gary Fallesen Founding President, Climbing For Christ Monday, Sept. 22 We returned safely to family and homes, marking an end to this particular Evangelic Expedition. The mission to and in Nepal goes on. Sunday, Sept. 21 Time for Dave and me to fly. An evening flight out of Kathmandu to Doha, Qatar, and then overseas to Philadelphia and finally back to Rochester, NY, on Monday morning. About 23 hours of scheduled flying. Before leaving, however, Megh and I began planning for Mission: Nepal 2015, which will occur in March and mark our return to Humla in the Far West. We identifie... Read more »

Mission: Nepal 2014 (Sept.) Prayer

Click on the Mission: Nepal 2014 (Makalu) Prayer Points below and join us in lifting this Evangelic Expedition. Pray on! Read more »
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