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The idea came to Gary Fallesen 10 years ago as he was training for a summit climb to Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa.
Why not combine mountain climbing with missionary work? That idea was pesky and kept coming back to him, becoming too loud to ignore.
So Fallesen climbs mountains in far-off places around the globe carrying a Bible in his backpack and a message in his heart for people not well-acquainted with the Christian faith. In short, Fallesen is a missionary reaching out to people in extreme places.
The result is Climbing For Christ, which grew into a nonprofit that started in 2002 with Fallesen, his wife, Elaine, and a few supporters. It now has 600 members in 35 countries. In 2007, it also started its first chapter outside the United States in Jakarta, Indonesia. (more…)
Tracy Breen makes his living as an Outdoor Writer. In the past several years, he has been blessed to hunt and fish all over North America and at twenty seven years old, he has been able to do things he never thought were possible. This is part of what makes his story unique. In addition to being a diehard outdoorsman, Tracy has cerebral palsy; a disease that affects much of his right side. The possibility of a guy in his twenties with a disability making a living in the hunting industry is almost impossible… unless Christ opens those doors.
When Tracy gives his testimony at outdoor events, he shares hunting techniques and discusses some of the adventures he has had. He also talks about his struggles and disappointments that he has had to deal with while growing up with health problems. He shares how God has used his life and opened many doors that have brought him where he is today. All things are possible through Christ and if you “delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalm 37:4) This is what he hopes all people who attend his events will know when they leave. Yes, Tracy gets to hunt all over. Yes, he can teach people how to kill a turkey with a bow. However, more importantly, Christ has opened all of the doors and has allowed Tracy to overcome the struggles that could have destroyed him if it weren’t for Christ.
Tracy usually speaks for about an hour on turkey hunting with a bow and Western elk hunting. He then gives his testimony and ties everything together with a power point presentation to keep things moving and keep the audience interested until the end of the event.
Tracy lives in Muskegon, Michigan with his wife, Angie. He currently writes for most well-known hunting publications and numerous Great Lakes publications. Tracy is the Editor of the God’s Great Outdoors E-zine. Tracy is on the Mathews Archery Pro-staff.
Evel Knievel recently passed away. Here is a video of his testimony: