Mission: Nepal 2021

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"The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord; Make His paths straight. Every valley shall be filled And every mountain and hill brought low; The crooked places shall be made straight And the rough ways smooth; And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.’”
– Isaiah 3:4-6 (NKJV)

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Mission: Haiti 2021

The work goes on

We first went to Haiti during one of that troubled country’s many upheavals – in June 2005, when the Peace Corps pulled out and the United States government called home all non-essential personnel. In the wake of the chaos our small, young three-person team arrived in Haiti via the Dominican Republic.

The leader (Gary Fallesen) was on only his second mission trip and he was traveling with a recent college graduate (Jonathan Esper) and his 15-year-old son (Jesse Fallesen).

It was Climbing For Christ’s third Evangelic Expedition (after Mission: Mexico 2005 and Mission: Denali 2005) and initiated what was, for many years, our most fruitful field.

But in 2014, God directed that it was time for us to leave. However, God was not done working there through Climbing For Christ. He raised up a New Generation, led by a young man that God had used Climbing For Christ to rescue from death in 2007.

Gilbert Lindor, now a medical student in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, leads C4CNG (Climbing For Christ’s New Generation) in Hispaniola. Climbing For Christ supports the New Generation financially, through prayer, and advises them on ministry in the Western Hemisphere’s poorest country (Haiti) and the neighboring Dominican Republic.

Schools started by Climbing For Christ (when we built three churches in Haiti) were reopened under C4CNG, and new schools have been started. Currently, 12 teachers are paid to work in four schools, where hundreds of children are blessed with an education. C4CNG members hold teacher workshops, deliver aid, and GO on missions to underserved villages. They also work in Haitian communities in the D.R.

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Mark Tarnow

Mark plays the drums in the worship team at his church in Canon City, CO. Nationality: USA. Occupation: Real estate appraiser. Missions with C4C: Nepal 2020. How long have you climbed? Just a brief foray with rock climbing in Wales in 1987. Type of climbing you do: Not rock climbing; just stairs...

Elaine Fallesen

Elaine Fallesen and a widow enjoying the moment in rural Malawi after taking a grand tour of her new home, one of more than three dozen homes for forgotten widows rebuilt through Climbing For Christ in 2017. Nationality: USA. Occupation: Women's and Family Ministry/Communications Director, Climbi...

Gary Fallesen

Nationality: American of Danish descent. Occupation: Missionary. Missions with C4C: Dominican Republic 2005; Haiti 2006, 2007 (twice), 2008, 2009 (twice), 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013; Indonesia 2007, 2010, 2012, 2017, 2018 and 2019; Kilimanjaro 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 201...

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