Freedom Climb expands to The Freedom Challenge

Freedom Climb expands to Freedom Challenge in USA

The Freedom Climb has created an international movement of passionate women that have climbed mountains, raised awareness, prayers and funds to bring freedom from oppression and modern day slavery. To date, the movement has raised over $3 million, and built a community of thousands of participants and givers. Over and over, we have heard that many, who would like to get involved, are unable for various reasons to climb mountains. We have heard them and their passion to help.

We have also heard the hearts of our climbers. They do not want to lose the life-changing experiences of what God is doing on the climbs. We will continue to do climbs. They will continue to be some of our signature events. In an effort to include more women in this movement, we are expanding beyond the Freedom Climb initiative to The Freedom Challenge.

Our vision is to see one million oppressed women and children set on a path to freedom over the next ten years. We intend to continue to support OM projects that bring transformation, focused on women and children in the most at-risk communities. Our projects all do one or more of these things:

Prevent- Through education, skills training and a basic support system, the cycles of poverty, exploitation and trafficking can be broken before any damage is done. We find that once oppressed women know that they are valued by God and made in his image, so much growth and empowerment takes place that you can’t keep these women down.

Develop- Long-term solutions include vocational training and micro-loan programs to help women overcome poverty for themselves and their children, making current and future generations far less vulnerable to exploitation.

Rescue- At this point of intervention, women and children are usually broken, crushed, and often without hope. They need to be brought out of trafficking and slavery, and into a safe place for long-term care.

Restore – Victims require extensive care including physical healing, trauma counseling, and life skills training in order to be put on the path to a new life full of hope and dignity.

Our goal is to engage hundreds of thousands of Americans in more participation at the local, national and international levels. We want them to participate in physical challenges that test their limits, while raising funds and awareness to combat these dark, social injustices and set women and children on the pathway to freedom.

What’s Your Challenge?

  1. Pray – Join our Prayer Challenge and invite others to join you.
  2. Join a Challenge- Raise awareness and funds by joining us for one of our events.
  3. Become a Freedom Circle Member – Join or create a local community of PASSIONATE women who are standing against oppression and modern-day slavery all year long.
  4. Create a Challenge – Use your creativity and gifts to raise funds and awareness.
  5. Donate – Give now or sponsor a Challenge participant as they help raise funds and awareness. $150 will help set a woman on the pathway to FREEDOM.

To join a challenge or learn more about our challenges, go to:

http://www.TheFreedomChallenge.com

info@thefreedomchallenge.com

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Your Challenge, Their Freedom

Ten Day Countdown

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In ten days, a team of 30 women from around the world will arrive in Geneva to embark on an 8 day journey to climb the Alps. They have been training, fundraising and being a voice for the voiceless. Please pray for the team and their families as they make final preparations, travel and climb mercies.  Please pray for dry and mild weather.  There has been a heat wave in Switzerland.

Below are our links to follow the climber you supported.  We will be using the hashtag #fcalps on our postings. The most up to date information will be on our Facebook page.  Please like our page to receive automatic updates.  We will also be posting on our blog on wordpress.com please go to the link and sign up for the updates.  Each time we update the blog, it will automatically send you the update if you have signed up.

Below are the links to watch for updates:

Your prayers and partnership are greatly appreciated and valued!  We are blessed by your generosity.

Blessings,

Tina Yeager – Freedom Climb  Director – US

http://www.thefreedomclimb.net

Freedom Challenge- Freedom Climb 2016 Wyoming Teton Mountains

Will you join us next summer and be a voice for the voiceless?  Be a voice for those enslaved and oppressed.

Save The Date July 31 – August 4, 2016 plus for the adventurers plan on staying for August 5-8 for an additional three night backpacking opportunity.  Hear from those serving in the Freedom Climb projects. 

Registration will begin in July.  

Watch for further details this month! We look forward to seeing you there.

Blessings,

The Freedom Climb Team 

Thank You For Your Support

Twenty amazing men and women have completed another incredible feat on behalf of women and children suffering unspeakable oppression and slavery. Sponsored by the Wasie Foundation, the Freedom Climb took place in March 2015 on Africa’s 19,341-foot Mt. Kilimanjaro!

On behalf of all those who have no voice, we offer the warmest thanks to all those who climbed and contributed financial support and prayers, all of which made this Freedom Climb a huge success.

Your gifts fueled our climbers and raised the urgently-needed funds to help end—and prevent—human trafficking and modern-day slavery for millions of victims.

Enjoy this video created by climber and videographer, Alex Arpag.  May it remind you what you have helped accomplish in changing the lives of so many who are suffering. Thank you again for speaking up for those who cannot speak for themselves.

Blessings,

Tina Yeager Freedom Climb, USA Director Operation Mobilization USA Transforming Lives and Communities

Phone: 954-415-8969

www.TheFreedomClimb.net

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.” Proverbs 31:8-9 NLT

To follow The Freedom Climb, go to:

Donate to The Freedom Climb

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Everyday our missionaries serve the oppressed, enslaved and exploited children and women of the world.  We currently raise funds for 55 projects that address prevention, rescue & rehabilitation or development.  The circumstances these women and children live in is horrific, but the hope and transformation seen through these projects is life altering.  Will you join us and change lives and generations to come?

Please give today! http://www.thefreedomclimb.net/sponsor/give

Sincerely, Tina Yeager

Director Freedom Climb USA – A project of OM

Christmas Gifts that Transform Lives – The Freedom Climb Store www.shop.thefreedomclimb.net

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Friends,

Our Freedom Climb store is open.  Buy Freedom Climb promotional items or other gifts made from our projects.  We are excited to launch this store and plan on adding items from our Freedom Climb projects around the world in the near future.  Keep an eye out for the amazing items that will be added.

Are you shopping for Christmas for your loved ones?  Hurry, buy a gift today and get it to your loved one by Christmas.  Your purchase goes to help transform the lives of those enslaved and oppressed.

http://www.shop.thefreedomclimb.net

The Freedom Climb Team

The Freedom Circle

Climb for us!

Will you join and be one of the first 100 Founding Freedom Circle members?

We climb to combat slavery, exploitation and trafficking of women and children globally. And we are passionately dedicated to seeing these wrongs corrected, and lives restored to wholeness. But this is a big mountain, a steep path ahead. We can’t climb it alone — will you join us?

Until now, the way to get involved was to climb or support a climber. And we are so grateful to you and the thousands who have joined us in these ways, raising over one million dollars to fund OM projects around the world that address these very issues. Glory to God!

To expand the impact of The Freedom Climb, to help more women and children, we are looking for the first 100 Founding Members of The Freedom Circle, a new level of influence in the global climb to freedom. Will you step up? You will make a difference, and you’ll draw others along with you.

Join our circle today at: http://www.thefreedomclimb.net/get-involved/the-freedom-circle

Many Blessings to you and your family!

Tina Yeager

Freedom Climb Director, USA

http://www.thefreedomclimb.net

954-415-8969

WHY DO WE CLIMB?

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This week a few of our climbers from the 2015 Corporate Climb Sponsored by The Wasie Foundation joined together to train for their climb on Mt. Kilimanjaro.  Several climbers said it was the most difficult thing they have ever done.  This is said after each climb as well.  So WHY do we climb?  Why do we endure the difficulty of climbing?  We are blessed to be a voice for those with no voice!  Those we are climbing for have an incredible climb to freedom.  We climb because it is our goal to raise awareness and funds for the projects Operation Mobilization has around the world that are addressing issues of slavery and oppression.  Learn more about our WHY!

The following link is a Case report about HIV in India and the Jogini Culture.  http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2014/bcr-2014-204635.full?keytype=ref&ijkey=01gnWSg04mPzKqW

It is so much more than a climb!  You don’t have to climb to join our team!  Will you join us in prayer for the precious lives transformed by the Freedom Climb projects?

Thank you!

The Freedom Climb Team

http://www.thefreedomclimb.net

Reflections from Cathey Anderson, International Freedom Climb Director

A friend put up one of the best posts I’ve seen in a long time yesterday on Facebook.  It’s a picture of her son, looking completely and totally dejected, standing next to an easel.  His little face is so downcast.  On the easel it says, “It’s my 4th birthday, and I have no idea that I’m going to DISNEYLAND today!”  Obviously, he can’t read what it says because he’s only 4! Now, here’s the funny part.  She writes below the picture, ‘I told him we’re going to Broccoli Land; the land of broccoli, naps, and spiders.’  Talk about bursting a little boy’s birthday bubble!  I can only imagine his surprise when they pulled up to “The Magic Kingdom:  The happiest place on earth!”  Picture the immense joy that filled his precious little four year old heart as he realized what his mom REALLY had in store for him! 

While it seems a little odd and disconnected, that’s how I feel about the Freedom Climb.  In September, 2010, the Lord spoke the vision for the Freedom Climb:  He wanted women who love the LORD, from all around the world, to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro for oppressed and exploited women around the world for the purpose of bringing awareness of their suffering.  At the core of this vision was His heart for these women; His deep, deep love for each and every one of them.

Now, when the Lord tells you to do something, I’ve learned the tough way that it’s just smart to do it and not argue.  And so, 48 women from around the world did!  We all thought that we were climbing for others who were enduring horrific oppression and exploitation.  And we were! We knew that going into a point of physical suffering would allow us a brief moment of understanding what their daily pain is like.  While we were choosing to do this, they don’t.   But what we didn’t know is what would happen to us.  In his infinite, indescribable wisdom, the Lord did, and that was all a part of His plan from the very beginning.  And that’s the Disneyland part of the whole equation.

You see, when we started the Kilimanjaro ascent, we were in the ‘broccoli, naps, and spiders’ mind-set.  Human trafficking, oppression, exploitation, and slavery are as bad as it gets.  But, as we came down from that mountain, we began to hear the stories of bondages broken, suffering released, fears conquered, and brokenness healed.  It was as though we watched a metamorphic transformation directly in front our blurry eyed faces.  Women literally ran down the mountain released from their own form of personal pain and suffering.  It was glorious! God was breaking chains of bondage for the women were climbing for AND He was cutting the chains we were enslaved by.  Who knew this was going to be another integral component of the Freedom Climb?  Certainly not us………but God did!  And, it was not a one-time deal–this same thing has held true with every climb we’ve gone on.  God is forever faithful. 

The Freedom Climb is merely a symbolic gesture of the climb to freedom for every single one of us.  By embarking on something as demanding as these climbs, it’s impossible to come away the same as when we began.  It’s the suffering that does something to these women.  It’s in the suffering that we are driven to our Lord because when we’re at the end of ourselves, He’s waiting right there.  He walks that personal path of suffering right next to us.  It’s suffering that teaches us to be compassionate and allows us to walk with others in their pain with a heart of understanding.  Suffering moves us from a place of judgment to grace.  When we’re suffering, the lines of difference and distance begin to blur. 

There’s so much about the Freedom Climb we will likely never fully understand, and that’s OK.  The Lord was right when He said, “Women from around the world climb for women around the world.”  Little did we know that He meant we would also be climbing for ourselves.  And, yes, when we come off the mountain we can say we saw “God’s kingdom: the happiest place on earth”.

Freedom Climb 2014 7 Summits -Colorado begins in 3 weeks

The goal of the Freedom Climb is to affect the lives of thousands of women and children each year. The purpose of the Freedom Climb is not just about climbing a mountain; it’s a way to engage in this global battle and strategically help these women and children. Climbing these mountains is merely a symbolic gesture of what women and children affected by slavery, exploitation and oppression around the world go through every single day.

It isn’t necessary to climb mountains to get involved! You can register for any event as a Virtual Freedom Climber and be a voice for the voiceless by raising funds and awareness. Anyone can do it! Let us help you get started!

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