First Baptismal Service after 10 Years
There was great joy in the First Baptist Church in Gori when Sunday August 8, nine new believers could be baptized. It is more than ten years since they had a baptismal service in this church. 6 Women and 3 men were baptized by Bishop Ilia Osefashvili. Three more will follow soon.
The First Baptist Church was very much in the centre of the fighting during the war between Russia and Georgia. The church is located only a few kilometres from the Ossetian border. Following the fighting the Evangelical Baptist Church of Georgia helped the people in Gori and has provided for the poorest in the area a daily meal for a long time.