Sunday 12 October 2014

The Freedom Climb

I have been led by Father to write this post and share with you about a worldwide initiative that is very close to my heart. This initiative is called the Freedom Climb.

For those of you who have not heard of the Freedom Climb before, The Freedom Climb is an initiative of Operation Mobilisation (OM), focused on helping women and children who are oppressed, exploited, enslaved and trafficked.

OM has projects around the world that care for vulnerable women and children, such as widows and orphans, through prevention projects, rescue & rehabilitation and skills development.

The Freedom Climb is really special as it creates awareness for women and children worldwide who have been sold as victims of human trafficking. It also raises much needed funds to fight this injustice.

The Freedom Climb was kicked off officially in January 2012 in Tanzania, where 48 brave women from across the globe gathered to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Mount Kili is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world at 5,895 metres or 19,341 feet above sea level.

These women faced the challenge of climbing to the top of mountain Kilimanjaro so that they could encourage and inspire others to know that no mountain is unconquerable. Women like you and I, housewives, mothers, sisters, missionaries, doctors, beauty queens – you name it, they took up the challenge and they did it. A year later, they climbed Everest and now another year later, there are climbs and events around the world that form part of the Freedom Climb.

This weekend was the Table Mountain South African climb. South Africans – men, women and children now had their chance to climb Table Mountain as a chance to raise their voices for victims of human trafficking, exploitation and other horrors.

I personally have met three wonderful women who did both Kilimanjaro and Everest and now Table Mountain and so I raise my hands up to God and honour those who have taken part in the Freedom Climb. It is a wonderful initiative, one that is changing lives and I want to encourage you to find out more about the Climb, you don’t just have to be a climber to be involved, but you can raise awareness where you are or you can raise funds. I am looking in to doing a short interview with one of the girls who climbed but will keep that a surprise.

On the same day I felt led to share about the Freedom Climb, I read the following story about a young girl being forcibly removed from her village in Northern Ghana. She is only thirteen and is forced to marry at her age - please read her story and intercede on her behalf. Let us be the change!
How do we bring Hope?

For more information on the Freedom Climb and the projects it works with, here is the link:
Freedom Climb Facebook Page 

(Linking up all over this week, so that people can know more about the Freedom Climb! One of these great places of encouragement is over at Holley's) Also linking up with The Loft


  1. Wow! I had no idea this event even existed. What an incredible cause and true inspiration! Stopping by from #MADMLinkup. :)

  2. What a wonderful event...and a worthy cause. I have never hear of it, but am so glad you linked up at The Loft today. I have a friend who wrote a fiction book about human trafficking. It really opened my eyes to the horrible thing that is taking place right in our back doors. Her name is Susan Norris and the book is entitled 'Rescuing Hope'. It is based on her interviews with girls who have come out of trafficking, police who have worked in the field, and a former pimp. I highly recommend it.

  3. Wow - thank you for sharing about this. I did not know about it either, but plan on looking into it more. Praying that God protects those who are taken, removed and will replant Hope into their hearts!

  4. I've not heard of this either- thanks for sharing! Thanks for linking up at The Loft!

  5. Hi Ladies! Thank you so much, I am just so happy that I can share this amazing venture with you all. I am enjoying the Loft so much - keep up the good work! Shalom.