My name is Justin McDowell. After years of living a life devoid of God and bearing consequences that reflected that, I gave my life to Christ in 2004. In 2006, I married my high school sweetheart and we are raising two young boys near Cleveland, Ohio. I am currently pursing my Master's Degree in Pastoral Counseling-Marriage & Family Counseling because I have a passion for reaching the heart of broken people. I have always had an adventurer's heart and an immense love of the outdoors. I've recently been given an amazing opportunity to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro with a group from Journey Community Church. It is a dream to do something so thrilling; pushing myself to limits I've never known. I know that this exciting, yet daunting commission will require me to rely on God for the strength and endurance I need to reach the summit. This incredible journey will be a spiritual revival, deepening my faith and bringing me closer to my Lord. As a husband and father, I am called to guide my family spiritually; this experience will allow me to lead my wife and children deeper in their faith as mine is strengthened.

When we joined Journey Church early last year, we instantly felt at home. This climb will allow me to actively participate in supporting Journey Community Church in such an unique and awesome way. I am really excited about Journey's plans for the future! The outreach opportunity of the Cleveland Hope Center and the lives it will directly affect is near to my heart and my hope is you will join with me in helping Journey to make the Hope Center a reality.

Thank you for supporting my dream with your donations as I embark on this incredible adventure!

All donations are given to Journey Community Church and a tax-deductible statement will be available to you at the end of the year. Contributions are made and received with the understanding that Journey Community Church and its entities have complete discretion and control over the use of all donated funds. They may be used for other participants involved in the climb, The Cleveland Hope Center, Journey Missions, or Church Planting. No refunds will be issued to participants or donors, even if the climber does not complete the climb. If you have questions or concerns please contact us via email at:

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team tshirt sales 8/16-8/23
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Justin McDowell
Team tshirt sales as of 8/8
Justin McDowell
tshirt sales as of 8/8
God Bless you on your journey Justin.
Justin McDowell $600.00
Clark Hartman
Take Bob with you...he needs the excercise!
Anonymous $50.00
Bobby Duvall $100.00

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