"They Worship God, and It's True Beauty"- American Pastors Visit Georgia

"They Worship God, and It's True Beauty"- American Pastors Visit Georgia

“The Holy Spirit is moving. There's a lot of anticipation for great things,” observes Tom Schlesselman, an elder and member of the senior leadership team at Crossroads Community Church in Freeport, IL. Tom stands in a small Georgian village near what will soon become a church. “Twenty or 30 years ago people weren’t ready. God was ready but...

Planting the "Irresistible" Gospel: Norm and Heather's Story

Planting the "Irresistible" Gospel: Norm and Heather's Story

Norm Edwards stands in a cramped room in Poti, Georgia with a few dozen worshiping Georgians. He is in his element. It’s warm in the old building where the group stands shoulder to shoulder and sings with expressive honesty that transcends language. Norm stands out here, but...

A Life Changed to Change Others: Pastor Vazir's Story

A Life Changed to Change Others: Pastor Vazir's Story

Pastor Boris stood at a funeral and he was drunk. Truthfully, he’d been drunk for years. This was before “pastor” hung in front of his name and he was just attending the funeral of his friend’s father. This funeral would ultimately change Pastor Boris’s life, and the lives of countless people in the region...

God Showed His Power: Pastor Roman's Story

God Showed His Power: Pastor Roman's Story

“When the Tbilisi church sent me here, I didn’t even have a Bible. They said, ‘You learn how to preach well, and go and get people,’ I would walk and ask God, ‘God, why don’t you give me one Christian so I won’t be alone?’” recalls Pastor Roman in the basement of his church in Zestaponi. “I went for five or six months without anybody. After six months he gave me three people...

Arrival in Telavi

Arrival in Telavi

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14-16)

To know that you are in the exact place God has called you to be fills your heart with such certainty and comfort. You are ready to face whatever may lie ahead, knowing you are where you should be. There is not a false sense that everything will be perfect and pain free, but rather a deep rooted...