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Mission: Philippines 2012

Survey Climb: Bekes/Culiang


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Monday, May 21

“The mission team has now safely reached the exit point in La Union after a seven-hour trek. We arrived earlier than expected. Praise God for the success of the survey climb! Madaydayaw si Apo Dios!

— Ace Concordia (1415 hours)

Sunday, May 20

“We arrived in Bekes (the second survey destination) at 9:30 a.m. The trek was slippery and difficult. We're having our church service with the community. Kz sprained her finger and left shoulder from a slip. Pray for recovery. Tomorrow, we have a 10-hour traverse back to La Union.”

— Ace Concordia (1022 hours)

Saturday, May 19

“We arrived in Culiang, a four-hour hike of full ascent, very difficult! First part of mission completed!”

— Kz Abesamis (1251 hours)

Saturday, May 19

“We arrived at first camp at 9:30 p.m. Friday and now are trekking to Culiang, ETA 1 hour from now. Signal is intermittent. The views are breathtaking! All our love, C4C.”

— Gutch Gutierrez (1050 hours)

Friday, May 18

“We were held back by a flat tire and an engine that won't start. Further delays but we're now moving. We're looking into night trekking at this point, with so many delays. But God is sovereign.”

— Kz Abesamis (1353 hours)

Friday, May 18

“The survey team arrived in San Fernando La Union at 9 a.m. We await the arrival of Kolbel Acquiapat, our veteran guide (and Climbing For Christ member) who will take us to the jump off at Santol.”

— Ace Concordia (1125 hours)

Thursday, May 17

The survey climb starts tonight. I'm taking a nine-person team, whose names appear below, from Metro Manila. Kolbel, who works in Kibungan and is our 10th team member, will be meeting us in San Fernando La Union. Please include us in prayer until May 22.

Survey Climb team: Ace Concordia, Gutch Guttierez, Jael Garcia, Kz Abesamis, Joel Sayyap, Karl Callo, Doc Cecil Mendoza, Doc Jo Cordero, and Jherald Dion.

We have a small quantity of Bibles, schools supplies, and medicines. Doc Jo will be conducting a medical survey for future medical missions.

— Ace Concordia (1000 hours local time)

The Word

“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”
— Philippians 3:14 (NIV)

The Team

Kz Abesamis, Kolbel Acquiapat, Karl Callo, Ace Concordia, Doc Jo Cordero, Jherald DionJael Garcia, Gutch Guttierez, Doc Cecil Mendoza, and Joel Sayyap, all members of Climbing For Christ Philippines.


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