REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA
JANUARY 5-15, 2023
Border Status: (Open, Vaccine Not Required)
Our host church, the Georgia Kurdish Church under the leadership of Pastor Rezo serves the Kurdish minority people in the Republic of Georgia, the most underprivileged people group in this nation. The vision of Pastor Rezo is much bigger however. His missionary work stretches across the borders into Turkey, Syria, Armenia and even as far as Kyrgizstan to reach his people with the Gospel message.
Pastor Rezo comes from the Yezidi Kurdish background. This means he and his ancestors have worshiped Satan as part of their indigenous religion. When Christ entered into his heart, Rezo’s transformation was that of a “Saul” becoming “Paul”. His passion and desire to see the Kurdish people worship Christ knows no obstacles, whether it is the death threats from Isis or the rejection among his own unsaved family!
You have an opportunity to do for the Kurdish people what the Lord has done for pastor Rezo – offer them a new life; prosperity in place of poverty, hope in place of despair, healing in place of brokenness.
Our ministry will focus on 3 areas:
- Helping train leaders within Pastor Rezo’s church to help expand missionary work among them. We will conduct leadership training seminars, evangelism seminars and a seminar on healing both physical and emotional to strengthen the church and help it grow.
- Prayer and intercession for the church and the area, teaching on prayer and intercession.
- Medical mission outreach to help meet the physical needs of the people who can’t afford medical care.
If your ministry gifts are in any of these areas and/or intercessory prayer – we need you on this team. We need teachers and preachers, doctors and nurses, and those who love people and love to share Christ.
Our destination, Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, is a city with over 1500 years of history. With the population of about 1.5 million people, 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.
Ancient forts and churches, museums and parks, as well as the status of safest city in Europe make it a favorite vacation spot for European tourists. They cherish the warm hospitality of the people, delicious Georgian cuisine and culture.
One day will be reserved for exploring the history and culture of Tbilisi. Bible distribution, as always, will be an important part of our ministry.
Georgia today is at the crossroads, politically and economically torn between Russia and the European Union. The same applies to the Kurdish people who are seeking to unite into an independent state. Its spiritual future of the Georgian people and the 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 March, 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.
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING…
Serving on the mission field with Chuck and Helen Todd is a life-changing experience. Their heart is to be an extension of God's hands assisting pastors in other countries reaching out to their congregation, community, rehab centers and whatever is needed. They are a tremendous blessing to many. - Becky Durr
I have traveled with other missions, but the personal relationship between the leaders (Helen and Chuck Todd) and those of us on the team, (who can come from various backgrounds and countries from around the world) fosters unity in the Spirit of God. It truly becomes family (in Christ) when you go on the mission field with WMA. I am so grateful that Jesus pointed me to travel with WMA! -- and more importantly, that WMA always points everyone, and all they do, to Jesus!
- Laurie Ball-Gisch
I have traveled with WMA since September 2011. They are very organized, but are open to the move of the Holy Spirit. It is apparent that the mission of WMA is the "Great Commission". I am so thankful that I was led to WMA when I felt a call to go into overseas missions. I am a retired law enforcement officer and as a result I am naturally suspicious of organizations I am not familiar with. My research online resulted in only positive reviews. I praise God for this wonderful ministry!
I could say that they were well organized, provided excellent accommodations, fed us well, and looked after our safety. And all that would be true, but their heart for serving the Lord and lifting the name of Jesus is what impressed me the most. My time and money are in short supply, but neither were wasted during the mission trip to Macedonia. If you love Jesus and feel called to go tell others of His love for them, then World Missions Alliance is the horse you want to tie your cart to.
"Amazing trip. It was a wide-open door of opportunity as Paul would say. Fantastic organization behind the scenes by Chuck & Helen. Lots of prayer went into this before and during, done with high integrity. This is a mature ministry, making a significant impact. Done with a Christ-like demeanor.
No words can describe the blessing that I received...Can not wait to go again!!!
"No words can describe the blessing that I received...Can not wait to go again!!!!
"During these small moments of this time in Israel as I was able to see His Beloved land and precious people and I was given a new texture in my walk. It seems as though now as I read the Word and pray there is another dimension a tangible component that was not there before. I can actually touch them in my heart."
The day I came home from Ireland was the day the Lord told me I was going to Lebanon! So far it has been my favorite trip. He told me it was an act of obedience and if I went He would take care of my daughter. Great blessings were given during this trip and a greater blessing when I got home! It was very overwhelming to know that God used us to answer many prayers for families both in Lebanon and at home.
- Melinda Fazzolari
I'm excited to see where God sends me next! Our Argentina team was amazing and hand picked by our Father! Blessings Chuck and Helen! Look forward to seeing you both soon!
- Paul Lamendola
This mission trip (Thailand) was such a blessing to me. I most enjoy working with WMA teams and the leadership of Helen and Chuck. They help bring unity to our diverse ministries and make the missions successful!
- Helen Myers
Had a great time of ministry in China with WMA. If you are looking for a ministry opportunity, join with WMA! It is exciting to be a part of what God is doing around the world.
- Dale Combs
I had to travel across the world to see I had not been alone in my thoughts and questions. God used WMA to accomplish His twofold mission.
- Kressa Phillips
I'm blessed to have been making mission trips with Chuck and Helen since 1994. They have been an excellent tool in our missions' call to the nations.
- Gwen Reed
I have been on other mission trips with my church. But I knew God wanted me to go on this trip. It has forever changed me. It increased my desire for missions and to spread the Light of Christ. It's awesome what WMA is doing. I was taken out of my comfort zone, I'm so glad I was obedient to what God was calling me to do.
- Cynthia Altman
A few months ago I went to Thailand, that mission trip changed my entire life. It changed how I viewed God, it changed how I viewed myself. Before going on that mission trip I doubted what God had for me, he showed me things that warmed my heart, he showed me that pain can be healed with love from the simplest things.
- Anna McCasland