After Turkey, I-Squad headed to Georgia… not Atlanta Georgia where I live (though that would be fun!) but the country GEORGIA! Georgia is wild and travelers usually enjoy themselves trekking in the beautiful mountains. Teams were able to go trekking, meeting fellow travelers along the way. They were able to connect with and help local shepherds. They even a build a church in a small mountain village!!
After Georgia the squad headed to ARMENIA. Armenia is in great need due to their very recent conflict with Azerbaijan. Teams were able to do house visits and prayed for grieving family members. They volunteered at a special needs facility, shared the gospel to Iranians, put on a Vacation Bible School, and connected with students at English Club.
Overall, both countries had some amazing opportunities to share the gospel and serve the local people!
Squad Blogs from Georgia:
-Justin shares another awesome video about their time in Georgia.
– Alayna shares about ministering to people through prophetic art here!
-Mary shares of a cool ‘God provides moment’ during their time trekking in Georgia.
Squad Blogs from Armenia:
-Abbey shares many stories about their ministry in Armenia: intercession, vacation Bible School, English Club, and much more!
– Aaron shares about his team witnessing a family give their life to Christ and how God is moving in Armenia!
Again after two more months, I headed out early September to visit I-Squad for their 4th DEBRIEF of the year in KYRGYZSTAN! At this debrief we focused on walking in beginning to process and reflect on all that God has done this year for us and through us. We started preparing the squad to transition off of the field. We started to dream with the Lord for what He had next for them to do after this World Race experience. Will it be living a missional life in the workforce in America? Or will it be overseas as long term missionaries? All year long we focus on training the participants to be actively living for God no matter where or what their ‘job’ is. We value the Christian who works at Starbucks as equally able to live a radical life for Christ as the long term missionary. It’s all about our pursual of Jesus as Lord of your life. Creating steadfast obedience to Him in everything we do is our aim and goal!
Abbey shares a little bit about what a debrief is on her blog here.
Below are pictures from Debrief in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan!!!