Church of God World Missions has chosen the city of Georgetown as one of the Send the Light to the Cities effort.
Send the Light to the Cities is a belief and strategy focusing on major cities around the world with the people and resources God gives so they serve as lighthouse cities. WM director Dr. David M. Griffis says, “We will evangelize, plant birthing churches, and provide an evangelism and training center in each one of them.”
Georgetown, Guyana has quaint Dutch colonial and Victorian architecture stemming from its days as a Dutch and English colony, but with a Caribbean flavor. The city sits six feet under high tide level and must maintain a system of sluices and a seawall. Near the Amazon Basin, the country is filled with rivers and islands.
The country of Guyana is majority Christian, but nearly a quarter of the people profess Hindu religion. Almost 7% practice Islam.
Guyana has a strong influence on the nearby Caribbean islands and is important as a Lighthouse City since it is bordered by Venezuela and Suriname. A recent discovery of a large petroleum deposit means that Guyana will become even more prominent globally and will increase in influence.
What You Can Do
Pray. There is no substitute for fervent prayer about the millions of people who do not have the light of Christ shining in their lives.
Give. Your donations will meet specific needs for Georgetown to be a lighthouse city. There are people ready to give themselves to this mission. We can send and support, they will go and give. Land and buildings will be purchased or built. Ministers, workers, and ministries will be trained and supported.