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Kansas woman prepares for the climb of her life

When Diane Molitor Palmer turned 65, she wasn’t content to sit back and eat cake.
Instead, she decided to climb the seventh tallest mountain in the world, Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
A challenge? Sure. But the challenge of the climb is only part of her mission.
“Growing up the youngest of nine from a wonderful hard-working Kansas farm family gave me the opportunity to see ‘charity’ first hand,” Palmer explained. “My parents didn’t talk about charity, they did charity. Whenever they could help a neighbor, a friend, a relative or fellow church member they did. Today we call it ‘walk the talk.’”

On Jan. 16, the native of Willowdale, Kansas will fly to Africa (that in itself an adventure), where she’ll begin her “charity climb” of Mt. Kilimanjaro to benefit the children of five different African Catholic missions, most of which are supported by Sisters here in Southwest Kansas.  
One might say that the seeds of her future mission first took root more than 45 years ago, when Palmer was a freshman at St. Mary of the Plains College in Dodge City. There, her aunt, Sister Lillian Molitor, CSJ, taught Latin, English, and home economics.
“She was a wonderful nun,” Palmer said.
Another aunt, Sister Emma Molitor, CSJ, had served as a nurse, radiological technician, and pharmacist at Pratt Hospital. She also had served as a missionary in Japan.
Years later, Palmer heard that the Sister Adorers of the Blood of Christ had a mission in Africa, and after a bit of research learned that the ministries of several Religious orders reached into the depths of Africa -- ministering, providing medical care, and teaching the nation’s most vulnerable – the children.
“These nuns devoted their entire lives to education and health care,” Palmer said. “What better way to give back to them for their help, than by helping the children through our funds?”
Palmer’s desire to help the children in Africa “one child at a time” keeps her focused as she struggles in training for the six-day climb to the “roof of Africa.” One recent training session included stair stepping a gasp-inducing 10,150 steps, the equivalent of walking the stairs of a 634-story building.
When the Register contacted Palmer in early December, she was preparing to top her recent stair stepping record by climbing an astounding 11,600 stair steps at Cessna Stadium in Wichita -- equivalent to marching up the stairs of a 725-story building.
And as if climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro weren’t enough, Palmer plans to visit and volunteer at each of the five Catholic missions, traveling more than 4,000 miles within Africa after her climb. She said she will see where each dollar goes and “look into the eyes of the children who directly benefit from the donations.”
“I’m just kind of like an instrument,” she said in response to the Register asking about the intense pace. “I don’t know how I’m doing it either. I’m not an athlete, not a gym rat. I’m not a huge marathon runner. But if I put my mind to something, if I have a goal, I’ll do whatever I can to reach it. The angels are watching after me.
“The training program is a big challenge, but nothing like the challenges African children face every day,” she said. “That is why I am doing the Charity Climb.”
You can follow Diane through her training, on her climb to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaroi, on safari in the Serengeti, and to the five missions. Visit her at her “blogspot”, www.adventurediane.blogspot.com,  twitter@adventurediane or facebook Diane Palmer.
All funds collected will go directly to the missions. Donations can be made either to Palmer at Diane Molitor Palmer, Mt. Kili Charity Climb, PO Box 543, Wichita, KS 67201, or to the specific mission, by going to its website. Missions that will benefit from her climb include:
• The Dominican Sisters of Peace (which includes a motherhouse in Great Bend), Kaduna, Nigeria, Hope for the Village Child, www.oppeace.org;
• Sisters of Charity, BVM, Kumasi, Ghana, The Library and Literacy Center, www.bvmcong.org;
• Adorers of the Blood of Christ, Manyoni, Tanzania, Schools for children, www.adorers.org;   
• Congregation of St. Joseph Sisters, Songea, Tanzania, School for girls in rural areas, www.csjoseph.org and;         • Christian Foundation For Children & Aging, Nairobi, Kenya, Education and Nutrition, www.cfcausa.org.
You can also make a tax-deductible donation (or to receive more information) go to www.adventurediane.blogspot.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Sept. 16, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: 2018 Golf Classic; student athletes; physically challenged; Leonard Stegman; Lesson in forgiveness; Sending us on a mission

Sept. 2, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Priest crisis; Scandal; Opioid addictions; Seeds of Suicide; Leightons; St. Anne; Vincke; seminarians; Dominican Sisters; Stewardship Conference; Dead Sea Scrolls; PSR programs; Roe V. Wade

 

August 12, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Prayer and Action; Totus Tuus; Janee Bernal; Diana Ramirez; Heidy Ramirez; Bishop Gilmore honored for 20 years ministry; suicide; contraception and abortion; Dead Sea Scrolls; Humanae Vitae; certification in youth ministry; Chuck Weber; Cathedral rectory chapel; Sister Viola Heichelbech; Adam Urban

July 15, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Immigration Protest/Rally; Faith and Light Fiesta; Seeing the Dead Sea Scrolls; Corpus Christi procession; Prayers for priests; Sisters turn 100; Michael Brungardt; Gerald Vincke; Massacre in San Salvador; Action for Alex 

 

June 3, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Parish Pray for Priestly Vocations; Appeal reaches $10 million; Gangs; Seminarians; Pam Willis; Why I like being a priest; Happy Father's Day; Patricia Lujan; Tyler and Rachel Bennett; Adoption Protection Act.

May 20, 2018
KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Track meet; Beloved Sinners; Benjamin Martin retires; Smiles; Future of Fortune Telling; Hoisington mission; DofI; Getting Equipped; Spring Social; First Communion; Confirmation
KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Track meet; Beloved Sinners; Benjamin Martin retires; Smiles; Future of Fortune Telling; Hoisington mission; DofI; Getting Equipped; Spring Social; First Communion; Confirmation

May 6, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Archbishop Romero; Seeing, Touching, Tasting; Exhortation; Father Patrick Conroy; Happy Mother's Day; A child on your doorstep; Vibrant Ministries Grant; From the heart of a young father; Love Gives Life; Roman Holiday; Smartphone; retirement
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April 15, 2018

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Easter Vigil; Angelica Village; Colorado woman; The art of anger; Cimarron Couple; Staats; Adoption; 

Father Ultan Murphy anniversary; Coughlan; Spiritual Advisor to Hoodlums; Woman of Courage; Oration contest; Darcy Feist  

 

April 1, 2018

 

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Defending Adoption; Led by the Spirit; Knights; ABC Pregnancy Center;
Memorial of Mary; Homeless; Relics; Down syndrome abortion; Chrism Mass

 

March 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: SKYAC; Aleksandr Men; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; Uganda; School for deaf; Rannah Evetts; Oberle; Rachel and Doug Trombley; Oscar Romero; Paul VI; DACA

 

 

March 4, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Fasting for priestly vocations; Father Juan; Fasting and prayer;
Quest Weekend 2018; DACA; With God, anything is possible; Homelessness in our communities; Rhubarb, Kansas;
What's the point of fasting; Rite of Election; same-sex couples

 

Feb. 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Catholic Schools Week; Rachel Doll; Ellinwood; Great Bend; Garden City; Ness City; Dodge City; Sister Rita Schwarzenberger; Nigeria; Bishop Hermes; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; World Day for Consecrated Life; 50th Anniversary St. Dominic School; What will life be like in 50 years?

 

 

Feb. 4, 2018

 

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: March for Life; Tracy and Ross Smith; Adoption; Vibrant Ministries; Faith and Light;
Pro-Life; Mortal sin to discard elderly; DACA; Abortion; Dreamers; Human Trafficking

 

Jan. 21, 2018

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Louise Korbe; Anne Frank; Miep Gies; Home Heat; Father Solanus

 

Jan. 7, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Good news and kingdom living; dreamers; Sister Teresa Orozco; Infant Adoption; Elderly; a moral conundrum; seminarian; feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

 

 

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