You Are Invited on a Journey to the Georgian Republic

We just finished our second FTF Keipi Journey. Wow.

What's a Keipi Journey? It is a trip. A vacation. A tour. A fund raiser. A sojourners dream. And you are invited. Six supporters and five FTF field workers just went to the Georgian Republic. All of us fell in love! We saw ancient Christianity in all of its contemporary glory. We saw profound hospitality from our hosts, incredible singing, funky, unforgettable dishes and world class wine. We saw people in need, people suffering. We saw hard working Georgians who want to be of use to their communities and to their neighbors. We saw Georgia, a country majestically perched between east and west, and we saw it like only FTF can. 

See a few pics below. Find more at our Facebook Journey page. We are going again soon, first to Cuba in December, then Guatemala in February, and then again to Georgia in the spring of 2019.  When you join us on these trips you donate. At Harvard they call this kind of thing a shared value donation, but just ask Joseph or John Bret, Georgi or Shalva or any of the Georgians who helped us see their country. It wasn't a "shared value" yada yada... it was a gift. A deep joy. It was spiritual extravagance lived simply, with friends, new and old. And okay, yes, it was also a donation. Something essential for our work with the poor. Thank you to the good folks who joined us and to our amazing friends in Georgia! A special thanks to Georgi, Shalva, Mepe, Malkhaz and Zviad! Click here to learn more and to grab a seat on a future journey. And check out the pics below. A good time had by all... Let's go!

 Taking a break as we approach the Tusheti pass, not far from Chechnya border. 

Taking a break as we approach the Tusheti pass, not far from Chechnya border. 

 Visiting a church orphanage and discussing a new project, Ninotsminda, Georgia. 

Visiting a church orphanage and discussing a new project, Ninotsminda, Georgia. 

 One of our stops on the Georgia Journey. This is Shenako as seen through the eyes of Andrew Schwark, an FTF Field Worker (Guatemala).  

One of our stops on the Georgia Journey. This is Shenako as seen through the eyes of Andrew Schwark, an FTF Field Worker (Guatemala).  

 A Keipi (sometimes called a Supra) overlooking Tbilisi. Our dinner included new friends, led by Giga and his incredible band.  Click here  to see them in action. 

A Keipi (sometimes called a Supra) overlooking Tbilisi. Our dinner included new friends, led by Giga and his incredible band. Click here to see them in action. 

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