THE spread of the Kingdom message in Georgia is aptly portrayed in Jesus’ illustration of the hidden leaven. (Matt. 13:33) As was true of the leaven, spiritual growth was not discernible at first, but soon the Kingdom message spread pervasively and changed the lives of many.
Read the vibrant and motivating story of love, faith, loyalty, initiative, and courage displayed by God’s people in Georgia during both “favorable times and difficult times.”
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Get a quick summary of the geography, people, customs, and unique language of this country on the Black Sea.
Appreciative persons who learned Bible truth elsewhere came to Georgia and spread the Kingdom message.
How did Christian meetings and Georgian-language publications lay the foundation for future growth?
After completing his military service, Davit Samkharadze prayed for help to improve his life. The next day, he met Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Tamazi Biblaia sought and received God’s help before relocating to a new town.
When she assisted fellow Witnesses to print Bible literature, Natela Grigoriadis faced an “impossible” situation.
Bible manuscripts in Old Georgian have been dated to the mid-fifth century C.E. or even earlier.
After Georgia became independent, Jehovah’s Witnesses enjoyed a period of phenomenal growth.
After the fall of the Communist regime, how did Witnesses organize congregations, meetings, conventions, and translation of Bible literature?
Badri Kopaliani was so eager to read his new Bible, he took days off work to complete it.
Less than a year after his baptism, Artur Gerekhelia moved to where the need for Kingdom preachers was greater.
Once a prominent member of the Communist Party, Madona Kankia made a decision to pursue a new course in life.
During the conflict in Abkhazia, Igor Ochigava and Gizo Narmania helped fellow Witnesses and others to receive material and spiritual relief.
Skeptical of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Pepo Devidze did what her mother told her: “Go and see for yourself what they teach.”
These years see rapid growth in the number of publishers, but then a wave of opposition comes from an unexpected source.
How did the public react to violent opposition against Jehovah’s Witnesses in Georgia?
Publishers who make efforts to expand their theocratic activity see Jehovah’s blessing.
One third of the pioneers in Georgia are 25 years of age or younger.
God-fearing people are happy to hear the message of truth in their own language.
Two grandmothers experience the love of the brotherhood.