A GREAT example of why we do what we do!!!

By OM Philippines

A group of women climbing Everest Base Camp - 2013

A group of women climbing Everest Base Camp – 2013


The Freedom Climb strategically focuses on three areas of intervention when battling modern day slavery, oppression, exploitation, and trafficking. All of the projects funded through the Freedom Climb are effective in the area of prevention, development, and/or rescue/rehabilitation. We believe that OM is uniquely gifted and strong in the area of prevention. An example of this came in from OM Philippines just recently. When the biggest child cyber sex scandal was discovered in Cebu, it happened in the very town where they have their children’s outreach and where they helped send 5 precious young girls to school. These young girls are now actively involved in outreaches helping other children get to know the Lord and teaching them how to stay away from this kind of destructive and dangerous activity. OM Philippines has sponsored these five scholars, whom FC is supporting. They are growing up as fine young girls, excelling in their studies. However, they easily could have been one of those victimized in cybersex in their neighborhood, if the OM team in the Philippines have not intervened.
What we are doing through Freedom Climb really makes the difference. What YOU can do will change the lives of many people too. Join us in this beautiful opportunity to bless women and children around the world and make God’s love known by them.

Freedom Climb 2014- Cape Town South Africa

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Freedom Climb 2014- Cape Town South Africa

Bring your family, church groups and friends to Cape Town, South Africa. Join us for an extraordinary time of outreach, prayer, conference and a multitude of events created to raise funds and awareness of the issues of modern day slavery, exploitation and oppression of women and children. There is something for everyone in the family! Visit the projects in Africa that Freedom Climb supports while attending the event. Below is the tentative schedule. We are asking participants to raise funds for the Freedom Climb Projects plus expenses.
Individuals: $2,000
Family: $5,000 per family

For more information, email Tina.Yeager@OM.org

October 7
Arrival:
Arrival of all climbers/prayer people

Climbers have the morning off to explore Cape Town/Franchhoek or to rest

October 8
14:00 -17:00:
Attempt to break three Guinness world records, and have a big media/local event to help raise awareness of the issues of modern day slavery.

18:00 to 19:30:
Orientation

19:30 – 20:00
Combined prayer.

October 9
Climb 1: Stellenbosch /Franchhoek

Option 1: Fairly challenging Climb. 20-25km hike and climb. Summit the highest or second highest peaks in the Hottentots Holland Mountain range. (Up to 60 participants)
Option 2: Less challenging (family/children climb). (Up to 100 participants)
Option 3: Freedom Bike (mountain biking of a mountain pass). (Up to 20 participants)
Option 4: Freedom Run (trial running) (Up to 20-30 participants)
Option 5: Freedom Glide on mountain (Up to 10 participants)
Option 6: Freedom Ride on motorbikes around the Cape Peninsula. (Up to 20 participants)
Option 7: Freedom Wheels: Physical disabled and non-physical climb/ride a mountain pass on wheelchairs and crutches (even for the blind and deaf) (Up to 40 participants)
Option 8: Prayer at the prayer house (Up to 60 participants)
Option 9: Local outreach to vulnerable and affected (Up to 20 participants)

Afternoon Event:
15:00 to 17:30
Justice seminar

18:45 -20:00
Worship/speaker

October 10
Climb 2: Stellenbosch Franchhoek

Option 1: Fairly challenging Climb. 20-25km hike and climb. Summit the highest or second highest peaks in the Hottentots Holland Mountain range. (Up to 60 participants
Option 2: Less challenging (family/children climb). (Up to 100 participants)
Option 3: Freedom Bike (mountain biking of a mountain pass). (Up to 20 participants)
Option 4: Freedom Run (trial running) (Up to 20-30 participants)
Option 5: Freedom Glide on mountain (Up to 10 participants)
Option 6: Freedom Ride on motorbikes around the Cape Peninsula. (Up to 20 participants)
Option 7: Freedom Wheels: Physical disabled and non-physical climb/ride a mountain pass on wheelchairs and crutches (even for the blind and deaf) (Up to 40 participants)
Option 8: Prayer at the prayer house (Up to 60 participants)
Option 9: Local outreach to vulnerable and affected (Up to 20 participants)

Afternoon Event:
15:00 to 17:30
Justice seminar

18:45 -20:00
Worship/speaker/Nefarious

October 11
Climb 3: Table Mountain

Option 1: Easy
Option 2: Medium
Option 3: Difficult
Options 4: Special open climb for local Christians in Franchhoek/Stellenbosch

Celebration:
14:00 to 17:00
Celebration and prayer event to conclude the climb in a large church venue.
All local Christians are welcome. Focus is not on speaking but on prayer.

17: 00 to 21:00
Debrief

October 12
Rest or leave

October 13-16

Outreaches: (For those that would like to visit projects)
Zambia, East London, Ghana, South Africa, Lake T, Madagascar

OM leaders trek Mt. Kanabalu to be voices for the voiceless

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ILM  Mt. Kanabalu

A team of leaders just climbed Mt. Kinabalu in Malaysia after our OM leadership conference. Wow, was it hard! We had to remember quite often “WHY” we were climbing. We remembered the stories from several of our leaders throughout the week. Stories of a 12 year old little mute and deaf girl being chained and sold for sex by her grandmother, 40 children under 3 years old being rescued from a brothel where they were being sold for sex and many other stories just wrenched our hearts. They kept us motivated to finish!
Our video http://fundraise.omusa.org/site/R?i=IJh1H4mArtK4UsrpiLhl3Q shares some of the stories that keep The Freedom Climb motivated and encouraged to continue to be voices for the voiceless. Will you join us on this journey? Visit http://www.thefreedomclimb.net/events to join us for one of our upcoming events.