Today is a very special day!
The No Limits Climbing Gym (aka Fără Limite Sală de Căţărare) that our friends in Romania have been dreaming of, fundraising for, & building is OPENING TODAY! This is huge you guys. This is a very special project started by very special people for a very special purpose.
Here's a little back story.
Janelle & Felipe Silva were on a vacation & decided to take a hike. They happened upon a man named Cliff who was rock climbing. (Isn't it awesome that the rock climber's name is Cliff??) Cliff invited them to try rock climbing and the Silvas were hooked! As soon as they got home they bought all the necessary gear, learned about climbing safety, & never looked back.
Then they moved to Romania to work with an organization called New Horizon's which focuses on adventures (like rock climbing, camping, etc) to provide experiential education, teaching kids important life skills & character development among other things.
They began to notice that the kids in their small Romanian community were bored. When they were not at school they would be watching TV or getting into trouble. The answer to "What did you do this weekend?" would almost always be "Nothing." This was a problem that needed fixing.
Felipe & Janelle continued to rock climb by themselves, with friends, and eventually with the kids from their youth group. But in the winter months, when it was too cold & snowy to climb outside on the cliffs, they were stuck indoors & faced the same problems as before. "Nothing to do."
Along came the dream for Fără Limite!
Though there have been many struggles financially, legally, socially, physically & emotionally. The day has come to open the doors of the climbing gym to allow rock climbing in this small Romanian community, year round!
Fără Limite holds a special place in our hearts because Kameron & I traveled to Romania last year to visit Janelle & Felipe. They took us on many adventures - including rock climbing! They showed us a potential spot for their climbing gym (not the one they ended up using). We shot A LOT of video of our day climbing & touring the building. Kameron made a promo/support video for the gym. We are so proud of the Silvas for accomplishing this goal & opening the gym this weekend! Praise God for His faithfulness & generosity! There are truly "no limits" on His glory!
The pictures taken inside the climbing gym are from the Fără Limite Facebook Page. The outdoor pictures belong to the Toews.
If you would like to SUPPORT the climbing gym & help keep it open year round, CLICK HERE.