Australian officers help Georgia celebrate 30th anniversary

Colonel Kelvin Pethybridge, Territorial Commander of the Eastern Europe Territory, speaks at the recent 30th anniversary of The Salvation Army in Georgia.

‘By your side’ was the theme of The Salvation Army’s 30th anniversary celebrations in the Republic of Georgia, a division of the Eastern Europe Territory (EET), on 14-15 October.

“It was a full and incredibly blessed weekend,” said territorial leaders of the EET – Australian officers Colonels Cheralynne and Kelvin Pethybridge. “So many incredibly inspiring stories of transformation and hope as well as sung worship and drama presentations.


“It was such a privilege to enrol 16 junior soldiers and three senior soldiers and to witness the enthusiasm of the people. God is doing amazing things in this beautiful country, and we are truly grateful to share in this journey.”

Additional events included a charity dinner and an advisory board lunch.


To view the testimonies of Captain Rezo Bakhtadze, Georgia Divisional Commander, and Major Tengizi Tungia, Rustavi Corps Officer, click on the links below. English subtitles are provided.