Anyway, now that you all know a little bit about who Shelly Torres is, let me tell you what’s going on. God has opened a door for her to go on a mission trip to Tanzania with the ministry, Climbing for Christ. The vision of this ministry is to take the Gospel to those visiting or living in mountainous areas of the world where other missionaries cannot or will not go. From March 4-21, Shelly will be joining a team to share the Good News with those living near and on the mountain of Kilimanjaro. This kind of a trip is definitely not for everyone, but if you know Shelly, her burden for the lost, her heart for missions, and her passion for hiking and climbing, then you’d know how perfect this is!
Her team will be working amongst the extremely impoverished Chagga people, where the majority are Muslim or adhere to indigenous beliefs. Many Chagga people work as guides and porters to those summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro. They will be leading this team to visit the villages and summit the mountain (19,340 feet high!). As the group works alongside a local church, they will be able to assist the orphanages around Kilimanjaro by bringing necessary supplies, food, and resources to keep the kids healthy and strong. And, most importantly, they will be bringing the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Much financial support is needed for a trip like this but I believe God will supernaturally provide and make a way for her to go. In addition, I know He will equip Shelly and her team with everything needed on this amazing adventure. Please join me in prayer alongside my dear friend and sister.
*If you feel led to support financially, contact Shelly directly through her blog.