Gardabani, Georgia — Part 2 by Perrin Atisha

This afternoon, we visited our people in the village of Gardabani. What struck me was how we take the little things in life for granted. This was a poor village, yet the people were rich with love and joy. The bathroom was a hole in the ground. The source of water was a well. The only source of light was a single light bulb hanging from a cord. How often do we thank God for running water? Electricity? A roof over our heads? Personally, I rarely thank God for these gifts because to me they’ve become normal and usual. For the people in Gardabani a hot shower is rare. We spent time visiting the Chaldeans in the village, going into their homes, praying with them, and giving them the Eucharist. I could feel the joy from their poverty, the love from their simplicity, and their faith from their humility. “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3

All for Jesus,

Perrin Atisha