Tim Adams talks to Howard Stevenson about what is motivating him to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro…
What is your current role in Youth for Christ?
I currently have the privilege of chairing the International Board of Trustees of Youth for Christ International.
Why did you join the Youth for Christ movement?
I joined the Board originally at the recommendation of David Wraight, a previous International President. At the time I was looking for my next kingdom service opportunity and all the pieces fitted together with Youth for Christ.
How did you hear about and decide to get involved with The Climb?
At our last international board meeting Neil O’Boyle told me about The Climb (in capital letters!). At the time my job precluded my being part of the team but things freed up so I’m off.
Why are you taking part?
I’ve had my eye on Kilimanjaro for 20 years but circumstances have never been conducive to making it happen. Now, with Youth for Christ I am getting to fulfil a long-time dream, while raising funds for a cause that is dear to my heart.
What are you most looking forward to?
I’m looking forward to disconnecting from technology. I love an outdoor physical challenge and I’m looking forward to the views from the top!
What are you most nervous about?
Altitude, altitude, altitude in that order.
What would you like people to be praying about for you?
First of all, safety for the whole group. Then for myself, as I alluded to above, I’m in between jobs so please pray for guidance about my next steps.
Why should people sponsor you?
Youth for Christ has a laser focus on introducing young people to Jesus – we do other good things with kids but evangelism is the primary objective. Supporting this trip will ensure that more young people in the UK hear the gospel. I’m funding my own trip so all the funds I’m raising from The Climb will go directly to the work of Youth for Christ in the UK.