Is it possible to know about Jesus but not know Him personally? This is the case with many people in the Republic of Georgia, one of the oldest Christian countries, where we will travel January 5-15. Republic of Georgia has been invaded by the Muslim countries in the past centuries, it was controlled by the Soviet Union and kept God-less for 70 years, in 2008 it was briefly invaded by Russia. The Georgian people have suffered much. Today they desperately need to know the love and hope through Christ as their personal Savior. This is a mission of hope and deliverance, and you are invited to be a part!
Our host church, the Georgia Kurdish Church and Cultural Center under the leadership of Pastor Rezo, have already started the preparation for our team’s ministry and are anxiously anticipating our arrival. This church serves the Kurdish minority people in the Republic of Georgia, the most underprivileged people group in this nation. There are about 12,000 Kurds living in Georgia today.
Pastor Rezo has planned a big evangelistic outreach for our team to help bring the Kurdish people into the light of Christ. We will be in Georgia during the celebration of Orthodox Christmas (on January 7th). This is a great opportunity to attract the non-believers, bless the impoverished families and explain the hope that Christ brings to them through this holiday.
The non-believers will be invited to visit the medical clinic at the church where our team will not only provide physical care but will introduce the Gospel for those who want to hear. You have an opportunity to offer them through Christ a new life; prosperity in place of poverty, hope in place of despair, healing in place of brokenness.
We will also host seminars and training sessions for the church leadership to help strengthen the local body of Christ.
If you have a heart for the hurting people, are gifted in teaching, preaching, children’s and youth ministry, have medical skills and / or a gift of intercessory prayer – we need you on this team.
Our destination, Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, is a city with over 1500 years of history. With a population of about 1.5 million, Tbilisi is known for its distinctive architecture, which reflects the city’s colorful past and is an eclectic mix of Medieval, Neoclassical, Art Nouveau, Stalinist and Modernist structures.
You will have a chance to enjoy the beautiful lights and Christmas bazaars this city hosts each year in the first week of January.
Georgia today is at the crossroads, politically and economically. The same applies to the Kurdish people who are seeking to unite into an independent state. The spiritual future of the Georgian and Kurdish people depends on us responding to his call at such a time as this!
Please consider this invitation with much prayer. Our team at the WMA office is here to help you fulfill this calling whether you need assistance with booking your flight or raising funds.
If your schedule does not allow you to travel in January, please consider sowing into Georgia outreach – we will need to purchase supplies for the medical clinic, supplies for the poor families and Bibles in Georgian and Russian languages.
Thank you for partnering with us in the Great Commission.