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There is religious freedom as well as equal rights and opportunities for Christians and Muslims to worship and share their faith in Tanzania. This allows room for the Holy Spirit to work. The coast, Zanzibar and many of the southern provinces are Muslim dominated. Muslim “extremists&rdq...


Mission: Kilimanjaro 2023

Discovering the Bible

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Climbing For Christ has come a long way from its birth by God in the heart of Gary Fallesen before a Kilimanjaro climb in 1998. Guides and porters do more than work on Mount Kilimanjaro now. They are disciples being taught to make disciples and plant churches in East Africa. We are celebrating the 25th anniversary of Gary’s first climb and teaching Kilimanjaro Chapter members more about “Discovering the Bible.”

Mission: Kilimanjaro 2022

‘How did you get this way?’

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Climbing For Christ has been teaching guides and porters in the Kilimanjaro Chapter how to evangelize since we organized them in 2008. This has led to a disciple-making movement around Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa and the birthplace of Climbing For Christ.


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Mission Moments: COVID-19 Relief

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Pandemic S.O.S. Responding to coronavirus around the Climbing For Christ world By Gary Fallesen, founding president, Climbing For Christ Friday, Oct. 30 The people of Kalmette receiving food. (Photo by C4CNG) The young members of Climbing For Christ’s New Generation (Haiti) a...

Dispatches: Tanzania 2020

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Mission: Kilimanjaro 2020 By Gary Fallesen, founding president, Climbing For Christ This Evangelic Expedition has been postponed by COVID-19. Stay tuned for news on rescheduling this mission trip.

Trip Report: Kilimanjaro 2019

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Dauson Chonjo, second from right, among guides and porters answering questions asked by Damson Samson, left. (Photo by Elaine Fallesen) ‘I have something to do on the mountain’ By Gary Fallesen, founding president, Climbing For Christ Dauson Chonjo was there for the start of Climbin...

Mission Moments: Turkey & Tanzania

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Discipling, teaching, and encouraging “Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ.” – Ephesians 4:12 (NLT) By Gary Fallesen, founding president, Climbing For Christ (NOTE: Climbing For Christ is revisiting Turke...

Photo of the Week: Tanzania

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Mount Kilimanjaro at sunset on Dec. 14, 2019. (Photo by Gary Fallesen) CLICK HERE to read about our 12th trip to Tanzania and teaching Kilimanjaro Chapter guides and porters to be disciples who make disciples of Jesus. Plus, Mission Moments in Turkey.

Mission Moments: Kilimanjaro

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Living to bring forth fruit By Gary Fallesen, founding president, Climbing For Christ Kilimanjaro Chapter leader Dauson Chonjo teaching fellow guides and porters about being a disciple of Jesus. (Photos by Damson Samson) Pastor Winford Mosha was there in the beginning. He saw the vision...

Mission Moments: Kilimanjaro

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Kilimanjaro Chapter leaders on Sango Mountain, fasting and praying during disciples-making-disciples training in June. (Photos by Damson Samson) Changed lives By Gary Fallesen, founding president, Climbing For Christ Dozens of Mount Kilimanjaro guides and porters have been – and continue ...

Mission Moments: Kilimanjaro

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Six days of chapter training: It was good By Gary Fallesen President, Climbing For Christ Praying on Zango Hill for the Kilimanjaro Chapter training. (Photos by Damson Samson) Neither rain nor flooding at home in Malawi nor men being called to work on the mountain in Tanzania could distract ...

Trip Report: Kilimanjaro 2018

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(Photo illustration with Climbing For Christ ministry life verse by Jesse Eells.) Making a coffee connection By Gary Fallesen, founding president, Climbing For Christ The work in Tanzania began in a coffee shop in Thailand. John Becker of Africa Inland Mission – and a long-time Climbing F...