“I will make you as a light for the nations that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.” Isaiah 49:6
Our family is planning to move to Georgia, the country, this June for 4-5 years. For the past several years, we have been praying about going as missionaries to Russia. Last May, our desire grew but the Lord changed the destination and led our hearts towards Georgia. We responded to God’s call and took steps of faith towards that goal.
Georgia is located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe and has about 4 million in population. Currently, Georgia is in a spiritual desert with only a handful of believers and few Bible-based churches. Our family desires to join our missionary friends, Demna and Lena Mikava, who currently live and serve in Zugdidi. Zugdidi is located about 6 hours away from Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, and has about 43,000 in population and only few who gather at home to worship our Lord Jesus Christ.
We are excited to move there in June and help our friends in planting a church. We will start our ministry by organizing and leading Bible-based children and youth camps, Bible day camps in nearby regions, youth group, evangelism, women’s and men’s Bible studies. Our desire is to make much of Christ through all the ministries where doors open.
The harvest is huge, but the laborers are few, therefore we pray and ask you to consider supporting us in your prayers for our family ministry in Georgia. We pray that God builds his church in the city of Zugdidi. Also, consider supporting us financially, so this goal becomes a reality.
God gets the most glory when his children work together. One goes, one prays, one gives, one encourages, but God gets the glory and produces the fruit.
So please receive this letter as an invitation and privilege to do God’s work together. We believe and have seen with our own eyes that God has a plan for Georgia and we are excited to see how he will use us to build his kingdom there.
With much love in His name,
The Donchenko Family