Mandi with her father on Granite Peak in Montana.
Nationality: American. Occupation: RN. Missions with C4C: Kilimanjaro 2023.
How long have you climbed? First multi-day backcountry hiking trip in Wind Rivers (Wyoming) when I was a young teen. Type of climbing you do: Light mountaineering. Have hiked Mount Rainier, Granite Peak in Montana, and Gannett Peak in Wyoming. A lot of boulder crossing and glacier traversing. Highlight of climbing career: Summit of Gannett Peak with my dad.
How long have you been a Christian? Since a youth and then left and believed again since age 24. Type of ministry you are blessed to serve in: I think I am serving in nursing and traveling.
Favorite Scripture verse (and why): “Come to me all you who are weak and heavy burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). Because this shows the deep care for God and the difference of our God more than any other because He takes all weakness and burden on Himself and we don’t have to do this alone.
Special “God moment” you’d like to share: I really needed a small plastic piece for my DSLR camera. It covered the flash attachment port and I learned when it got any moisture in there, the camera wouldn’t work. Well, when I was at the Germany high-elevation point, I was taking a photo for a family and my phone fell down the steep mountain. When I went to get it, I took a step while looking at the ground and found that little quarter size plastic piece for my camera that I needed. Haha, no one but God could do this.
What does Climbing For Christ mean to you? It means all for Christ. For me, finding Climbing For Christ is a grace that the climbing life can be used for God. I can give God the glory for the passion He placed in us to go up these mountains and it is not in vain, but for His Glory and purpose.