Armenia, Georgia, and India!

Armenia, Georgia, and India!

Posted on May, 2016

      While we were at Gateway Camp in Hong Kong last summer, we met a woman named Alisa who is from Armenia. She mentioned that Armenia is a country where the Gospel can be preached openly. In fact, it was the first in the world to officially declare itself a Christian nation. It is amazing that Armenia is still Christian, being surrounded by Muslim nations such as Iran, Turkey, and Azerbaijan. Most Armenians would identify as Orthodox Christians. Although Armenia is a Christian nation by name, many people see Christianity as a religious part of their culture instead of as the loving relationship Christ has to offer. 

      In Armenia, we will participate and help facilitate their Gateway Camp. Then, we will minister to people in the city of Yerevan. Our time will be split in two as we spend the rest of our mission trip in the Republic of Georgia (located just above Armenia). There, we will minister in the cities of Batumi, Marneuli, and Tbilisi. The outreach portion in Marneuli will focus on ministry to Muslim children from Azerbaijan. Although we are still awaiting details on other outreach plans, another ministry option may include English camps for children. 

     India is a country where one of our staff members has continually gone back to invest in, sometimes for months at a time. This year, that staff member will once again take a small team to rural India as well the capital city, Kolkata. While in Kolkata, they will be working with a shelter that houses street children.