If you are watching the Olympics, or even the news, then you have probably heard about the Georgian man who died before the games even started. While the name of the country has been heavily talked about, I realized that I don’t know a lot about the people or the presence of the Gospel there. For most of my life when someone said "Georgia" I would immediately think about the state down south, not the country far away. So this week’s Missions Wednesday will focus on Georgia.
Georgia is a small coastal country on the Black Sea between Turkey and Russia. After years of domination from neighboring countries, they gained their independence in 1991. While the Georgian Orthodox church has been apart of the culture, there are some who do not want to see non-Orthodox churches within the country. Since gaining their independence there has been an increased interest in Christianity among the people of Georgia. This is cause for much praise!
Ways to pray:
- Pray that the existing churches would grow and be encouraged in their walks with the Lord.
- Pray that God would provide financially for these churches, as poverty is high in many village areas making it difficult to pay for pastors.
- Pray that the hearts of Georgian men and women would be softened to see Jesus as the greatest treasure in the universe.