Are you doing anything significant today? Read about the women doing The Freedom Climb and be inspired.

The Freedom Climb is a group of women sponsored by Operation Mobilization who are climbing Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. They are doing it for freedom. Climbers will be raising awareness, prayers, and finances for women and children being oppressed, enslaved, exploited and trafficked.  The Freedom Climb goal for 2012 is to affect the lives of 10,000 women through projects that break the cycles of poverty, shame, slavery, and despair.  These projects include micro-loans, education, skills training, and protection from exploitation.

The women have been climbing for several days – with the summit in sight. As of Saturday afternoon, Jan 14, the Freedom Climbers have finished a very grueling day of climbing and are facing an even harder one to the summit. One climber, who is 73 years old, is physically well, but unsteady on her feet. A guide has said that he will walk with her personally so that she will be able to keep going. Starting at 6 pm E.S.T., the climbers will begin climbing for 12 hours where they will reach the summit, and then begin the descent down the mountain. Please continue to pray for the health of all the climbers as they begin a very difficult part of the climb.

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.” Proverbs 31: 8-9 NLT