Tuesday, May 17

Gary Fallesen

Tuesday, May 17

On our way out of the Yanama District we stopped in Chalhua and delivered two boxes of food the team did not use during its visits to mountain villages in the Cordillera Blanca. We gave one to 9-year-old Alison and her grandparents and the other to Pastor Isabel and her family of 10. Then it was “adios” and we continued down the road.

The team treks toward Huandoy (20,955 feet/6,350 meters). In photo (from back toward front of line) are team members Jordan, Jesse and Edwin. Edwin, a mountain guide, counts among his ascents the 3,300-foot (1,000-meter) face of Huandoy Este.

We stopped at about 15,000 feet (4,545 meters) after going through the Portachuelo Pass and started a four-hour trek between the 5,000-meter peak Yanapaqcha (18,018 feet) and the 6,000-meter Chacraraju (20,170 feet). It was a mostly clear, sunny day with blue skies highlighting the white snow on the majestic peaks surrounding us. We walked in awe of the God Who created this indescribable beauty.

We descended out at 13,000 feet and continued our dusty, bumpy ride for another three hours back to Huaraz, where we will spend the next two nights..

Much has happened in a short time (seven days) in Peru. It is rare for a survey trip to produce such bountiful results. We give all thanks and praise to God, who prepared the way.

We have a great deal to pray about, consider, and plan. The C4C Peru members, especially those from Huaraz who have been major players in this Evangelic Expedition, are a great blessing to the work that has been and will be done.

We will be meeting, praying and planning on Wednesday for what the Lord will have us do next. It is an exciting time in Peru and just the beginning of Climbing For Christ’s ministry in South America.

“For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” — Ephesians 2:10

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