Mission: Nepal 2022

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I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” – John 6:35

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Sunday, January 30, 2022

Mission: Nepal 2022

‘A Man will appear’

Kangchenjunga, the third-highest mountain in the world at 28,169 feet (8,586 meters), straddles the border between eastern Nepal and northeastern India. The area is a Buddhist stronghold.

“Long before anyone attempted to reach its summit, it was an object of awe and veneration for the indigenous population,” Mick Conefrey wrote in The Last Great Mountain: The First Ascent of Kangchenjunga. “They revered it as their holiest mountain, whose summit was home to one of their most important deities.”

Legendary British mountaineer Doug Scott wrote in Kangchenjunga: The Himalayan Giant that the mountain “has huge religious significance, second only to the most holy mountain, Kailash.”

Scott quotes the Russian artist and mystic Nicholas Roerich as saying, “All eyes are attracted to the majestic white summits beyond the clouds, as if rising over an inferior world.”

Kangchenjunga means “Five treasures of the great (or high) snow,” named for the mountain’s five summits (there are actually 16 peaks over 23,000 feet/7,000 meters on the massif).

But Roerich said, “And why is this gorgeous mountain so called? It is because it contains a store of the five more precious things in the world. … It is said that there will come a time when famine will overtake the whole world. At that time a Man will appear who will unlock the giant gate of these vast treasuries and will nourish all mankind. And it is of course understood that this Man will nourish humanity not with material food, but with spiritual food.”

We know this “Man” to be the Son of Man, the name Jesus called Himself when He walked in this world. We also call Jesus the Bread of Life. He is the one who takes away our spiritual hunger.

Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty” (John 6:35).

But the many Buddhists in the Kangchenjunga area do not know about Jesus. “I have never heard of any Christian ministry being done there,” said Megh Gurung, Climbing For Christ’s Kingdom worker in Nepal.

“I think there are many Sherpas and other tribe people (such as Limbu and Lepcha peoples) living there. We can open the door, open the heart for them by the Holy Spirit.”

PROVERBS 16:9 MOMENTS: Climbing For Christ is planning to GO into the Kangchenjunga area on Mission: Nepal 2022. It is scheduled in late May-early June and, Lord willing, this will be our 19th expedition to Nepal since first GO-ing there in 2008. A strenuous nine- or 10-day trek into a new, remote area is scheduled. Climbing For Christ has trekked throughout the north-central, Mid-West, and northwest corner of Nepal, covering hundreds of miles. God is sending us to the Kangchenjunga Conservation Area. Members of C4C are welcome to apply for this – or any other – trip. A youth group from a Colorado church that support C4C also will be serving at ministry partner SARA’s (Savior Alone Redeems Asians) Children’s Home. 

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Danica Clanton

Nationality: American. Occupation: Student. Missions with C4C: Nepal 2022. How long have you climbed? As long as I can remember. Type of climbing you do: Hiking. Highlight of climbing career: Hiking to a lake with my dad.

Corey Slider

Nationality:  American. Occupation: Financial controller. Missions with C4C: Nepal 2019 and 2022.

How long have you climbed? Ten years. Type of climbing you do: Hiking/backpacking. Highlight of climbing career: Solo trek in Patagonia in 2015. I don’t have any summits to speak of.

Brendon Chavez

Nationality:  American. Occupation: Student. Missions with C4C: Nepal 2022.

How long have you climbed? About 13 years. Type of climbing you do: Hiking. Highlight of climbing career: Last summer, I went hiking with my youth group at Brown’s Creek near Buena Vista, CO. This is part of the Colorado Trail.

Grace Comstock

Nationality: American. Occupation: Student. Missions with C4C: Nepal 2022.

How long have you climbed? I live in Colorado, so I have been hiking for as long as I can remember. Type of climbing you do: Hiking. Highlight of climbing career: Hiking to the top of Greenhorn Mountain (12,352 feet/1,631 meters).

Joel Leone

Nationality: American. Occupation: Student. Missions with C4C: Nepal 2022.

How long have you climbed? Since I could remember. Type of climbing you do: Hiking, climbing mountains. Highlight of climbing career: Climbing the highest peak in Colorado.

Rachel Comstock

Nationality: American. Occupation: Student. Missions with C4C: Nepal 2022.

How long have you climbed? I haven’t actually really climbed before. Type of climbing you do: I’ve gone on quite a few small hikes. Highlight of climbing career: I hiked Greenhorn Mountain (highpoint of Pueblo County, Colorado).

Dave Stoessel

Nationality: USA. Occupation: Retired arborist. Missions with C4C: Nepal 2012, 2014, and 2022.

How long have you climbed? My first true experience was during Mission: Nepal 2012. Type of climbing you do: Mostly hiking. Highlight of climbing career: Mission: Nepal 2012 and 2014.

Laura Copper

Laura sharing Jesus with children in the Amazon rainforest. Nationality: American. Occupation: Teacher. Missions with C4C: Malawi 2020 and Nepal 2022. How long have you climbed? Growing up in Colorado, I have loved the beautiful mountains He created all my life. Type of climbing you do: Hiking. Highlight of c...

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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