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Evangelic Expeditions

Mission: Haiti 2012
Trip Report
Dispatches
Team Bios
Prayer Calendar
Mission Moments (Jan.-June)
Mission Moments (July-Dec.)

Mission: Haiti 2011
Dispatches
Team Bios
Mission Moments (Jan.-June)
Mission Moments (July-Dec.)
Mission HIStory
Church at Thoman

Mission: Haiti 2010
Dispatches
Plan for Haiti 2010-11
Mission Moments (Jan.-June)
Mission Moments (July-Dec.)
A Bicycle Built for Haiti

Mission: Haiti 2009
Dispatches
Team Bios
Another heart for Haiti
Special Report: Plan for Haiti
Sanitation: Don't Flush Their Future
Drinkable Water
Change ... for Haiti
Church Builds: Malasi and Thoman
Mission Moments (July-Dec.)
Medical Trip
Mission Moments (Jan.-June)
Mini-Mission Trip Report
'The God truck'
State of Emergency
Emergency Mission
Dispatches
In the News

Mission: Haiti 2008
Trip Report
Trip Reflections
Dispatches
Team Bios
Mission Moments (July-Dec.)
Mission Moments (Jan.-June)
Hope For Haiti
Adopt a Village
State of Haiti
Let Them Eat ... Dirt
Hunger in Haiti
Caring for Creation: Service to the Poor
Haiti Needs a Hand, Not a Handout
A brother from another planet
Sick Haiti needs a Doctor
His accomplishments
News on Haiti
Page 2
Page 3
Voodoo is NOT the answer
Terror's new target: Children

Mission: Haiti 2007
December Trip
Dispatches
Trip Report
Team Bios
April Trip
'Love One Another'
Dispatches
Trip Report
Special Report: Plan for Haiti
Help for Haiti
Saving Gilbert
'The least of these'
The power of One
Meet the missionary
Maps

Mission: Haiti 2006
Haiti Dispatches
Photo Page
Gentilhomme Church
What's Next?
School
Medical facility
A View of Haiti
“Share the Wealth” benefit

Mission: Dominican Republic 2005
DR Dispatches
“Right Where God Wanted Us”
Faces of Haiti

 

Mission: Haiti 2012

When: March 12-22.

Purpose: To continue ongoing work in all areas: spiritual, medical, educational, agricultural, sanitation, water and nutrition. But especially to focus on spiritual teaching and seek to improve relationships with Jesus. Unless the people of this land turn from their wicked ways and focus on Christ alone all of the other work being done here will go to waste.

Estimated cost: $1,800, includes airfare, ground transport, accommodations, food.


HIStory

The original Gentilhomme church — made of thatch.

By Gary Fallesen
President, Climbing For Christ

In my mind, in my memory, I hear Pastor Meristaine Tresin speaking to me in English. But he does not speak English. He is a Haitian pastor who speaks Creole. I do not speak Creole. Yet I can hear clearly the words that passed from his lips to my heart.

“I have prayed for two years for God to send help.”

I got Godbumps, knowing Climbing For Christ was the help the Lord chose to send. It was Sunday, June 26, 2005 in the mountain village of Gentilhomme, Haiti. What Pastor Tresin said he needed was a church; a structure better than the roofless, three thatch walls, and dirt floor where we were standing.

In my journal I wrote:

“This is what Climbing For Christ is about: a village unreached by missionaries in a mountainous area. These are Haitian hill people, tending to cattle on steep slopes. I pledge to help the pastor and his flock. We have a new mission: send a team to build a church.”

Help was on its way. We returned in April 2006 to put the finishing touches on the church at Gentilhomme. We supported and supplied a school. We delivered medicine, food, sanitation, and clean water — in the name of Jesus and to the glory of God.

In all, there have been eight short-term mission trips to Haiti. We support a full-time Haitian missionary (Miguel Rubén Guante), and have since the beginning. This mission is a 24/7 operation with four church builds, four schools with six teachers who receive monthly support, a seminary that meets each month to train pastors and church leaders from more than a dozen villages, and on and on.

CLICK HERE to read more of this story, “HIStory — Team finds a village on a hill in need of help.”


FAQ

Medical

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!


E-mail info@ClimbingForChrist.org to request a mission application.


Posted July 25, 2011

The Word

“Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.”
— Luke 12:33(b) (NIV)

 

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