Gary Fallesen
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A complete physical exam is required of all team members. Paperwork (Medical Form and Certification of Physical Fitness AND Acknowledgement of Risk Form) must be completed and returned in a timely manner. A team first-aid kit will be carried and any special medical concerns must be made known to the trip leader.

Vaccinations are recommended for:
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Typhoid
  • Rabies
You will also need malaria medicine. Check with your personal physician or local travel clinic for the proper medication.

We also require medical insurance. We can help you arrange travel insurance, which covers any medical or personal accidents and in case any evacuation is required.

Preparing for your trip

Training is obviously essential for any mission trip. We urge “PMS”: Physical, Mental, and Spiritual training. Run to build endurance. Do “LSD”: Long, Slow Distances. Climb and hike as well. Nothing trains the body to go up (and come down) for climbing like climbing. Head for the hills near you. Push yourself as you train — this will build your mental toughness as well. There may be days on the mountain or in the mission field when you are not feeling 100 percent, but you still need to perform. This is where the mental training comes into play. But, most importantly, be in the Word. Read your Bibles and be in constant prayer. Get spiritually fit! Talk to God about how He can use you and how you can glorify Him through this Evangelic Expedition. Everything starts in prayer!

Along those lines, if you have specific prayer requests, Climbing For Christ has an international PRAYER TEAM that can lift your needs to the Lord. This team will be praying for you by name as you prepare to GO!

Subject to change

Be prepared for change. To succeed in missions, you need to be flexible. This is about following God's plan, not our own. The Climbing For Christ mantra is found in Proverbs 16:9, which states: “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.”

To God alone be the glory!

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