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...

Latest News

Sunday, March 4

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C4C started ministry day by attending the Sunday service at the United Church of Christ in the Philippines church. The team presented a short play about Joseph and was blessed by the warm welcome of their Kankanaey brethren in Christ! – Ace Concordia (1740 hours)

Sunday, March 4

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It’s 5:30 p.m. and more patients are coming to see Doc Joja. We were all blessed by the community’s response to our presence here. Many young people attended our youth program. Bibles were handed out to pastors from remote churches in Kibungan. School supplies were given to the school ad...

Saturday, March 3

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The team has made it to the peak of Mount Tagpew and was resting for the final assault on a second peak then the long descent toward Dalipey. The team is in good spirits as the Lord has given them excellent weather! – Ace Concordia (1224 hours local time)

Saturday, March 3

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Nearing Dalipey, the team was welcomed on the trail by Caroline Alacdis, whose happiness cannot be contained at the return of C4C. Caroline is the young woman we are prayerfully considering sending to Bible college in Manila. She desires to be a missionary. The last members of the team arrived safe...

Friday, March 2

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The team shared about the life of Joseph during the worship and Bible study in preparation for tomorrow's climb. Everyone shared personal testimonies on how God had seen them through the darkest moments of their lives. This message of hope is what we hope to bring to the people of Dalipey. The adven...

Thursday, March 1

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The mission team of 12 volunteers started their journey to Dalipey tonight on a five-hour bus ride to Baguio city. They once more leave the familiar life they've lived for the challenge and opportunity to share the love of Jesus to the Kankaney people! – Ace Concordia (2313 hours local time)

Destination Dalipey: Not an Option

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Mission: Philippines 2012 (Destination Dalipey) By Ace Concordia C4C Philippines coordinator Climbing For Christ Philippines became the first mountaineering team to reach the village of Dalipey in the mountains of Kibungan in Benguet province in February 2011. We made the day-long climb to Dali...

When all is stripped away

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The mission team was supposed to practice the song “God of Wonders” as a special offering to the people of Badeo during the Sunday service. But that all changed the night before the climb, when we sang “Heart of Worship” during the evening Bible study. I told the team that I ...

Monday, Oct. 24

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DAY 4: The whole team has arrived safely in La Union. Praise be to God! — Ace Concordia (1858 hours) DAY 4: To God be all the glory for a blessed ministry day on Sunday! The team delivered a Sunday morning service of songs, a play, and a message about God's promises. The Spirit m...

Sunday, Oct. 23

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DAY 3: The mission team arrived safely at Badeo after a nine-hour climb on Saturday. The team met with local village officials, who were very happy about our return. They talked to us about the challenges of life in their place. I shared with them the burden of fulfilling a promise made to the peopl...