The Kurdish Church of Georgia (country south of Russia) desires to be a sending church to reach large parts of the Kurdish population within their own country and the nearby populations in Turkey, Syria, Armenia, and Azerbaijan. To do this they need an expanded missionary training center for larger classrooms and short-time housing for refugees fleeing the violence. Such a time as this is an opportune time to witness for the Lord Jesus. God has anointed the pastors of the church in Georgia and given them a zeal to reach their brothers and sisters for His glory.
GCRI would like to provide information about this project but extremely tight security demands that we not. For information call Ed White at 757-944-1011.
Welcome to the GCRI website. We are dedicated to bringing God's Word to the unreached in poor, remote, and often persecuted regions of the world. We do this by providing resources to multiply the ministries of indigenous (that is native to their own country) pastors, evangelists, and missionaries. Consider this: they already speak the language fluently, they are already rooted within the culture at the same economic level as their countrymen, they require very little in the way of salary, often supporting themselves in a tent-making vocation, and they are least likely to leave the impression that Christianity is a foreign religion. They raise no suspicion where their money comes from. Many face alienation, beatings, imprisonment, even martyrdom - yet they persevere, and because of their courage, people listen.
Indigenous missionaries do 90% of effective pioneer work among unreached people groups because:
The following video projects a summary of one of the 2012 GCRI large projects, the expansion of a Bible training center in India. The core benefits of indigenous missionary support are illustrated in this video.
As you browse our website you will find out more about who we are, what our donors have accomplished in the past, and what we are currently involved in. We take on two large projects and hundreds of smaller projects each year, all of which have successfully helped advance the Gospel in places that were once in darkness. I hope you will rejoice with us in the work God has already done through our donors, and will seek to get involved with us in the future.
Our ministry is completely volunteer based, unlike most mission organizations. Our operational expenses are provided separately by donors who wish to help in this way. 100% of all donations to GCRI will be transferred to the vetting and dispersing mission agencies from which we get our projects and from there to the project designated by the donor. On occasion, these agencies may require a 5% (or less) deductions to assist in their administrative expenses. Air fare and ground expenses for site visits may also be deducted.
I hope you will join us in bringing the saving knowledge of the Savior to the lost wherever they may be. May God richly bless you as together we provide the loaves and fishes and He multiplies our offerings.
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