Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Project church kitchen Navazi, Georgia

Temuri & Mziya and their youngest son
We have received your generous gifts for project garlic farm in Georgia, we are able to donate 4,000 euro. Thank you! We will keep you informed about the developments.

We will stay in Georgia for the next project as well.

In January we also visited Temuri & Mziya Muzashvili. We were welcomed in their home with much love and hospitality. Years ago this couple started meeting with a small group of believers in their house. Their fellowship was given the name Evangelical Faith Church.

Soon, the house became too small for the growing group of people. So, on a plot of land next to their house Temuri started the construction of a church. That building project lasted three years and in 2016 the doors were opened. Now, even more villagers can come and hear the good news.

Visit to the church building
It was obvious to us that this couple has a great vision for their region. The building has an upper floor where a Bible school is located. Every other week about 30 students gather for Bible study.

These lessons are provided by the Evangelical Alliance in Georgia and pastors / teachers who come from far away are welcome to stay the night. There are two nice guest rooms next to the classroom (we were kindly invited to come and give lessons).

Evangelical Faith Church
Every month the church prepares and distributes food parcels for 15 poor families in the Navazi village. It is obvious that this is much more than just a 'church', they also provide humanitarian aid. Temuri, full of enthusiasm, shared the plans to expand the church building with a communal kitchen. A kitchen where they could cook meals, eat together, organize events etc. It would be a great outreach tool to the community.

We just love such practical ideas. To distribute not only spiritual food, but also natural food. Temuri and Mziya furthermore have plans to facilitate an Alpha Course, so the kitchen will be useful for this purpose as well.

Handing out Russian editions of Grace of Giving
The intention is to start construction this spring. Traveling Light would like to help them get started by sending a donation which will be used to buy the first building materials and possibly also some kitchen equipment. Temuri is a real doer, so you understand that he is eager to start :)

We find it very encouraging that in the remotest corners of Europe, people hear and obey God's call to share His love with a world in need. Be doers of the Word, not hearers only!

You can (indirectly) let your light shine in that region by sending a gift to IBAN: NL91RABO0118582275 BIC: RABONL2U St. Traveling Light in Papendrecht. Make sure to mention KITCHEN.

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