Georgian toasts:

Most beautiful Georgian toasts Georgians are able not only to make excellent wine, but also to pronounce famous toasts, which sometimes look more like wise parables. Georgian toasts are unusual congratulations and wishes of health, which can be heard at any festival, because they talk about the most important things in life. The experienced toastmaster is listened with bated breath, because a good Georgian toast is sincere and exalted. The tradition of saying a toast with a raised glass originates from time immemorial. Georgian toasts always talk about the most important: about the world, parents and ancestors, health, wisdom and hospitality. The most beautiful Georgian toasts do not tolerate fuss, they must be spoken from the heart and not hurrying. For you we have collected the most famous of them. 
 Most beautiful Georgian toasts. 
1. An old wise Georgian said: "If you want to be happy one day - get drunk. If you want to be happy one week - get sick. If you want to be happy one month - get married. If you want to be happy one year - get a mistress. And if you want to be happy all your life - be healthy, dear !!! "So let us drink to the happiness of all those present. For health!
 2. In ancient times, an ancient frigate crashed in the ocean. Only one Georgian could escape - he grabbed a floating long board and stayed on the surface of the water. Half an hour later, no one knew where the second victim had come from and grabbed the other end of the board. The Georgian began to cry. The second victim asked: - Why are you crying? The Georgian said: "Wah!" Such a guest and treat nothing! So let's drink to the dear owners, who will always find something to treat even uninvited guests! 
3. In the mountains, there is a wonderful way to save your age. Those days that are held with guests are not taken into account. I propose a toast to you, dear guests, for your spiritual generosity, for you today, without knowing it, have prolonged my life! 
4. Far in the mountains, at the height of the peak, there lived-was an ancient, ancient mountaineer. He was so ancient that generations were replaced by other generations, and he lived and lived. The secret was one: he had beautiful and flexible wives. Wah! So let us drink to the fact that our life has not taken us away from the one that will help us to keep our nerves, to be eternally young and to live indefinitely! 

Shofar goes to Canada

Febriary 22, 2018
by Hercules Opperman
The mention of Canada always conjured up thoughts of a cold, distant place where South African medical professionals go to escape long hours in government hospitals. After having received the call to go to Canada for so many years (sounded by many Shofar members who moved abroad), we responded by visiting one of the most beautiful places in the world.
After numerous inquiries from Shofar members in Canada, Rudi and Jeanne Botha, who had been faithful members of the Paarl congregation, contacted us in 2014 with an appeal that we become serious about the expansion of our efforts to Canada. They committed themselves to come to South Africa for our Ministry Training Programme and as it was evident that their intentions were serious to see God’s kingdom come in Canada, we wanted to explore God’s hand in this.
Making use of a very wide network of friends and family all across the country, we spread the news of the Canada Camp. As Canada is such a vast landscape with four time zones in one country – the greatest challenge was to get everyone connected in one place! Every region in Canada feels like a country in itself with its own governmental structure. Eventually, we decided on Calgary in Alberta as it was the most central location for everyone to meet.
Myself and pastor Fred went to the Canada Camp in the last weekend of April this year to meet with those who had responded to the camp invitation. Great was our surprise and joy to find a group of 18 people who are resolutely passionate about God’s kingdom – it really felt like family! Not only did we experience love and a wholehearted welcoming of each one that joined us for this weekend, but hearts truly connected and there was a sense of urgency to see God’s kingdom come. From this weekend, some of the group members have given us an indication that they have a desire to be a part of and continue what God is busy doing in Canada, and we have committed to hosting more ministry input camps in the near future.
For us, as a family, it was truly very special to see how sons and daughters in the house had taken initiative to sound the call and created an opportunity for us the leaders to visit and scout the land to hear what God is saying. We believe this is such an enactment of our vision as a church, and we are expectant to see the fruit that will come from this.
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A simple guide to Tbilisi souvenir shopping

Tbilisi is a gorgeous city to visit in Georgia,

which is also the capital of the country and the largest city of Georgia. When you visit a new place, it is normal to want to take something with you, something that reminds you of the city and the places that you saw here. Because Tbilisi is a city that is so appreciated by tourists and hosts visitors during the year, there are numerous souvenir shops here. You will find that many items are very beautiful and made by hand, perfectly represent the identity of Georgia, which is exactly what you need as a souvenir. If there is no opportunity to visit Tbilisi, where to start looking for the best souvenirs, here is our main guide for buying souvenirs in Tbilisi through our website

Daily purchases in Tbilisi will be boring, except for Georgian wines. There are quite a few places that you can visit if you want to buy them to take them home. GeorgianWineStore is a great place to start. This is a store, which means that you can choose the range that suits you. It is worth noting that the wine that is served and sold here is organic, so it has the highest quality. GeorgianWineStore is another great place if you want to buy an excellent wine, located in Tbilisi. Here you can find both organic and regular assortment of wine at fairly affordable prices.
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