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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: Nepal

Photo of the Week: NepalPhoto of the Week by Gary Fallesen: Hiking past mani stones – used for Buddhist prayer – outside the Langtang village of Thuman during Mission: Nepal (Jan.-Feb.) 2012. 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 team visited there on the third day of evangelistic trek. We were greeted by a drum... Read more »

Mission Moments: Pakistan

Letting the children come to Him God has burdened Evangelist Haseeb for children in Pakistan. He has given him a heart for the hearts of youngsters. Save Pakistan, the ministry this long-time Climbing For Christ member founded, has an orphanage now. And during this year’s Mariabad Mela festival of idol worshipers, Haseeb and five others representing Christ emphasized reaching young people. Mariabad Mela festival grounds. (Photos courtesy Save Pakistan) “We entered in the different crowds with the Good News of Jesus Christ,” Haseeb reported. “We preached (to... Read more »

Photo of the Week: Turkey

Photo of the Week: TurkeyPhoto of the Week by Elaine Fallesen: Flying a kite in a Kurdish village on the slopes of Mount Ararat in 2014. Our Mission: Ararat 2015 team was in the homes of Kurdish people in eastern Turkey in June when members of the Kurdish-centered party made history by being elected to parliament for the first time. That victory was short-lived for the Kurds. In July, Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, smarting from having his Islamist Justice and Development Party lose its parliamentary majority, re-started the long war against militant Kurds. He is, as The New York Times observed re... Read more »

Photo of the Week: Mozambique

Photo of the Week: MozambiquePhoto of the Week by Gary Fallesen: Pastor Felix and his wife celebrate the construction of the church they shepherd in Milatu, Mozambique during Mission: Malawi 2014. We have been blessed by precious moments of sheer joy exhibited by pastors on the receiving end of a church building provided by God through Climbing For Christ. Meeting our brothers and sisters in the church at Milatu, Mozambique while on Mission: Malawi 2014 was a taste of heaven. There was singing, dancing, hugging, and smiling. It was a time of praise and giving thanks. The church was our sixth build globally and ... Read more »

Mission Moments: Nepal

God smiles on a Nepal family By Gary Fallesen Climbing For Christ president Sumitra Pariyar has endured various trials in her short life. At the age of 7, she suffered a debilitating fever that left her crippled. In 2007, on CHRISTmas day, her father carried her paralyzed body to what was then a house church in the Central Nepal village of Dapcha. He had tried everything to help Sumitra. The small group of Christians in Dapcha at the time prayed for Sumitra’s healing – and she walked again. The Pariyar family surrendered their lives to Jesus. Sumitra has continued to h... Read more »

Photo of the Week: Pakistan

Photo of the Week: PakistanEvangelist Haseeb of Save Pakistan sent this photo of a precious child in a group of youngsters with the question: “Would you ever be so happy and smiling like them to get a new toothbrush?” This is our Photo of the Week. It is a moment of perspective. A reminder to count our blessings. The chance to observe the simple joy of a toothbrush. Don’t take anything for granted; thank Him for everything. Save Pakistan, one of Climbing For Christ’s partners, distributed toothbrushes to their orphans. C4C members and supporters have helped Haseeb with funding to purchase 23 ... Read more »

Mission Moments: Nepal

Death and life in Nepal By Gary Fallesen Founding president, Climbing For Christ   Padam, right, praying to accept Jesus with (left to right) brother Megh, Dr. Matthew, and another new believer named Prem on March 23. (Photo by Gary Fallesen) Padam was one of two young men who came to see our doctors on the rooftop where we had camped in the village of Takla during Mission: Nepal 2015 in late March. This was our first visit to Takla in four Evangelic Expeditions to the Far West district of Humla. Dr. Matthew Fisher of Canada and our Nepalese brother Megh Gurung offered medical a... Read more »

Photo of the Week: Nepal

Photo of the Week: NepalA girl from the village of Gatlang, Nepal smiles after receiving a sketch book (among other things) from brother Megh and a relief team serving earthquake victims in Langtang. (Photo by Megh Gurung) CLICK HERE to read “Death and life in Nepal” – a Mission Moments story. Read more »

Mission: Ararat 2015 Trip Report

Herding lost sheep. (Photo by Gary Fallesen) Praying to see the unseen By Gary Fallesen     Founding president, Climbing For Christ “As we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.” – 2 Corinthians 4:18 (ESV) Unseen might be the word to sum up our fourth Evangelic Expedition in six years to Turkey. We returned from Mission: Ararat 2015 not really knowing what was accomplished. Sure, we revisited every family we’d met or spent... Read more »

Mission Moments: Nepal

C4C-sponsored orphanage back to normal Painting the repaired orphanage – inside and out. (Photo by Tej Rokka) Walls, water and the solar-power system have been repaired at the SARA orphanage that is sponsored by Climbing For Christ. “The children are fine,” said Pastor Tej Rokka, a C4C member and founder of the Savior Alone Redeems Asians ministry based in Kathmandu, “and their school has started.” Life has returned to some sense of normalcy. But, on Wednesday (June 10), “there were again quite big aftershocks,” Tej said. “And people got ... Read more »

DISPATCHES: Turkey 2015

Mission: Ararat 2015 Reports and photos by Gary Fallesen Founding president, Climbing For Christ CLICK HERE for Trip Report Saturday, June 13   The sun is eclipsed by a minaret in Istanbul. Pray for the Son to shine in Turkey. We said our “goodbyes” to our Turkish friends – Adem, Behzat and Osman – and flew across Turkey from Van to Istanbul. They are looking forward to our next visit. In the meantime, they have no idea how much we’ll be praying for them. “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” – John 8:36 (... Read more »

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 »
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