Georgians

  • Pre-Entry
  • Pre-Evangelism
  • Evangelism
  • Discipleship
  • Phase-Out
  • Completed

About the People

Located on the coast of the Black Sea, the democratic semipresidential republic of Georgia is bounded to the north and northeast by Russia, to the south by Turkey and Armenia, and to the southeast by Azerbaijan. The country is made up of various, interconnected mountain ranges and plateaus and possesses the deepest known cave in the world. Forests cover around 40% of Georgia’s territory and its climate is extremely diverse. Agriculture and tourism are the principal economic sectors. Georgia has been famous for its physical education and is well known for its rich folklore, unique traditional music, theatre, cinema, and art. Different opinions exist regarding the degree of political freedom in Georgia. It maintains good relations with its direct neighbors and is a member of the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the World Trade Organization, and other entities. With a high unemployment rate and a fairly low median income compared to the rest of Europe, this is an opportune time to meet the real needs of Georgians.

With a population of over 4 million people and only 250 Adventist Christians, Georgians are an unreached people group. According to The Georgian Chronicles, their ancestor was the great grandson of the biblical Japheth. According to Orthodox tradition, Christianity was first preached in Georgia by the apostles Simon and Andrew in the first century. Today 83.9% of the population practices Eastern Orthodox Christianity and has fought to protect their Christian identity in the face of immense pressure from neighboring Muslim empires. This hospitable and sociable people give great importance to food and drink. This can be best observed during a Caucasian feast, or supra, when a huge assortment of dishes are prepared, always accompanied by large amounts of wine.

About the Project

Two missionary units are needed to establish centers of influence in urban environments where English language and lifestyle classes, both health-related and spiritual, can be offered.

People-Group Facts

  • Population: 4 million
  • Language: Georgian
  • Religion: Orthodox

Frontier Stories

Uprooted

Join us in prayer, in giving, and in sending us on our journey to make this beautiful, unreached country our new home.

By: Otilia Stroia
August 01 2019, 8:55 am | Comments 0

Visionaries and Missionaries

We probably owe all the progress of humanity to some slightly crazy people. To believe that you can fly, to want to explore life across the ocean, to make a dead heart beat again or to have electricity—these ideas sounded ridiculous at one time.

By: Otilia Stroia
April 01 2019, 2:25 pm | Comments 0

Love thy Neighbor

What is your missionary challenge today?

By: Otilia Stroia
March 01 2019, 1:26 pm | Comments 0

I Never Thought of That

We plan, we calculate, we work, we estimate and we tend to forget that Somebody else is in charge.

By: Otilia Stroia
February 01 2019, 11:34 am | Comments 0

The Gift That Keeps on Giving

We have brothers and sisters in this world. Together, let’s bring light into their lives and let them know that we share the same loving Father. Unlike us earthly parents, He is able to take all our burdens on His shoulders.

By: Otilia Stroia
December 01 2018, 5:48 am | Comments 0

Wet Feet

Please join us in prayer as we ask for guidance, faith and the courage to trust God’s timing. Thankfully, the past shows us that He already has everything covered.

By: Otilia Stroia
November 01 2018, 2:30 pm | Comments 0

The One-Man Band

You are missionaries. And, at the end of the day, no matter how fun a one-man band can be, the music of an orchestra is so much better.

By: Cristian & Otilia Stroia
October 01 2018, 7:06 am | Comments 2

“God will do the work if we will furnish Him the instruments”

The second coming of our King is at hand, but there is still work to be done, and we are in awe of our Saviour that we can be part of this work.

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April 01 2016, 9:34 am | Comments 0

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