Climb for Change

Since 2007, a total of 12 trips and 201 people have climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with Young Life Africa Expeditions.

It would be accurate to say God has chosen Young Life at this moment in history to forever impact Africa for Him. Over the past five years, God has crafted an explosion of Young Life across nearly 20 countries in Africa. One of these countries is Tanzania, home of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest free-standing mountain in the world. Each year, groups from all over come together to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro to communicate what God is doing in Africa through Young Life. These trips, called "Climb for Change," also provide the resources for African kids to have the same experience you may have had … attend a Young Life camp, and encounter the hope and grace of Jesus. — Tom Ramey, Young Life Africa Committee,Tyler, Texas

When we reached the summit of the Roof of Africa with our fellow climbers on a sun-drenched morning, the Lord showed us, once again, what it means to take one step at a time with Him. Together, Together. Pamoja, Pamoja. — John and Emily Griesbeck, Memphis, Tenn.

Worship tonight at sunset on the side of the mountain, at 13,000 feet with all 45 porters, and 11 climbers! We danced and sang in Swahili and even a little in English. Africans love to laugh, dance and sing. I could not stop the tears. I just could not stop thinking of heaven. There are more than 120 tribes in Tanzania alone, and all I could think about in that moment was ‘every tribe and nation.' The days were beautiful, the climb amazing, but the people are ALWAYS the best part. — Susan Peterson, Young Life Board of Trustees/Young Life Africa Committee, Atlanta, Ga.

Visit the Climb For Change Facebook page, to learn more about climbing Kilimanjaro to help support Young Life camping in countries across Africa.

Contact Africa's Regional Coordinator with Young Life Expeditions, Drew Voyles, for information about future trip opportunities .