Climbing For Christ



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The Philippines is considered the only Christian nation in Asia. But when you visit its many islands and provinces, you find there are still many Filipinos who have yet to come to know Christ. In Luzon, in the mountains of the north where tribal people still live with no electricity and farm ...


Mission: Philippines 2020

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A new thing A new chapter in the Philippines. God is doing a new thing in the Philippines. Our work there began over a decade ago with Adreian “Ace” Concordia, former Climbing For Christ Board member and Philippines chapter coordinator. From 2008 to 2016, 19 short-term missions too...

Mission: Philippines 2016

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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 o...

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Mission: Philippines 2013

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Dates: Dalipey (completed March 7-12) - Team size: maximum 15. Cost: US$50. Cost does not include airfare. CLICK HERE for trip report. Tacadang /Les-eng (completed June 6-13) - Team size: maximum 15. Cost: US$80. CLICK HERE for trip report. Badeo (Sept. 19-24) - Team size: maxim...

Special Report: Philippines disaster relief

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Inside me A personal reflection on Typhoon Haiyan’s aftermath By Ace Concordia C4C Philippines coordinator On Nov. 7, 2013, when typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines, I was in Manila with my family. There was rain and moderately strong winds. We had braced for the worse since ...

DISPATCHES: Philippines (September 2013)

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Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 (0647) A beautiful morning and a sea of endless clouds greeted us on our way back to Baguio. Currently on board our tented vehicles from Poblacion. Madaydayaw si Apo Dios. We are on our way home. :) — Kz Twas 430 when we left Poblacion, away from the mountain, away ...

Mission Moment: Philippines

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Relentless By Ace Concordia Climbing For Christ Philippines coordinator Massive flooding caused by merciless torrential rains, a billion-peso government corruption expose under investigation, and Muslim rebels holding more than 100 hostages in one of the southern islands are among the headlines...

Philippines: Life and death

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Trip Report: Tacadang/Les-eng Traverse Life and death By Ace Concordia C4C Philippines coordinator “So I guess we have no choice then,” said Michael Wall, a member of this year’s Tacadang mission team. I had just informed him that the river we were on might be the last water ...

DISPATCHES: Philippines (June 2013)

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Tuesday, June 11 (3 p.m. local time) The team is approaching the final village of Licungan after a successful mission day in Les-eng. The team will rest and prepare for the final climb to Santol la Union to conclude the mission. The team met someone in Les-eng that was another divine appointment; ...

Meagan Prins

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Meagan Prins, right, with friends in the mountains. Nationality: American. Occupation: Student Athlete. Missions with C4C: First. How long have you climbed? I grew up in Colorado, so I have been hiking my whole life. I haven’t actually rock climbed much. Type of climbing you do: Hiking. Hi...

Philippines: Your brother's keeper

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Mission: Philippines 2013 (March Trip Report) Your brother’s keeper By Ace Concordia C4C Philippines coordinator I remember one time last year when I opened my Facebook page and received a notice that it was my brother Chris’s birthday. I got so busy that I almost missed greeting h...

Adreian "Ace" Concordia

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Ace Concordia, teaching in Tacadang. Nationality: Filipino. Occupation: Businessman. Missions with C4C: Indonesia 2012, and 15 expeditions in the Philippines from 2008-2013. How long have you climbed? 10-plus years. Type of climbing you do: Hiking, trekking. Highlight of climbing career: Reachi...