Climbing For Christ



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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: Kilimanjaro

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Sowing seeds, transforming lives By Gary Fallesen, founding president, Climbing For Christ As Damson Samson was preparing for our Kilimanjaro Chapter training in March, he had a dream. Thieves came and took away what he had gathered. “It (the dream) happened twice,” our missionary...

Adam Copper

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Adam on Pico de Orizaba in Mexico. Nationality: American. Occupation: Civil engineer. Missions with C4C: Kilimanjaro 2018 and Nepal 2022. How long have you climbed? 16 years. Type of climbing you do: Hiking and mountaineering. Highlight of climbing career: Climbing Pico de Orizaba (18,491 feet/5,636 meters...

Frode Strand

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Forde (pronounced “frOO-duh”) on 11,382-foot/3,470-meter Mount Nyiargongo in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo above one of the world’s largest lava lakes. Nationality: Norwegian. Occupation: Network engineer. Missions with C4C: Kilimanjaro 2018. How long have y...

Jesse Eells

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Nationality: American. Occupation: Children’s Pastor. Missions with C4C: Kilimanjaro 2018. How long have you climbed? Since 2000. Type of climbing you do: Rock and ice. Highlight of climbing career: Climbing Dairyland (WI5) in Munising, MI, USA. How long have you been a Christian? Sinc...

Damson Samson

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Damson teaching one of the orphans supported by Climbing For Christ's Project 1:27. Nationality: Malawian. Occupation: C4C missionary to East Africa. Missions with C4C: Kilimanjaro 2010, 2011, 2014 (twice), 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, and Malawi 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018. (Note: Kilimanjaro 2010 a...

Dispatches: Kilimanjaro 2017

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Mission: Kilimanjaro 2017 By Gary Fallesen, founding president Climbing For Christ Thursday, Dec. 7 Damson returned to his home in southern Malawi and Elaine and I finished up at the Finishing the Task Conference in southern California. Louie Giglio provided the send-...

Photo of the Week: Tanzania

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The view from the New Shira Camp at 12,600 feet on day 2 on Mount Kilimanjaro in 2016. (Photo by Gary Fallesen) Mission: Kilimanjaro 2017 is underway. CLICK HERE to read daily Dispatches from Tanzania.

Mission: Kilimanjaro 2018

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Mountaintop experiences in Tanzania Damson Samson has been to the mountaintop. He stood on the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro on Aug. 28, 2016. He was a rare African standing in rarefied air on the rooftop of Africa. Damson descended off the mountain, but he has been back there many times as Climbing...

Mission Moments: Kilimanjaro

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Impact, not size, is the measure of Great Commission success By Gary Fallesen, founding president, Climbing For Christ Kilimanjaro Chapter meeting. (Photos by Damson Samson) Damson Samson was teaching about the Great Commission at our Kilimanjaro Chapter gathering in September. He wanted t...