Everything you ever wanted to know
…but were afraid to ask!
So many of you have asked us how best to take care of the Banovs during their visit to your church, and for that reason we have created this special site. Thank you in advance for your Holy Ghost hospitality, it is such a blessing to the Banovs and so greatly appreciated.
In 1995 their lives were greatly impacted by Revival, and ever since they have been running strong. Of course there are some healthy breaks scheduled here and there, but pretty much this has translated into holding daily meetings and a “life on the road” for well over a decade! As the Lord has steadily opened more doors for third-world missions, the intensity of their schedule has actually increased and some have even referred to them as ‘long distance runners.’
Here is a short check list for you as you prepare for their arrival. Attention to these special little details truly helps Georgian and Winnie stay fit and keep pace with life on the road ‘for the long haul’:
+ Water (*Super Human Amounts):
Georgian and Winnie drink a lot of water! If at all possible, they would like to have 2 medium sized bottles of Evian water on hand for them during each service, as well as water for their room. (Thanks, they each drink one gallon of water per day, and are usually seen with a water bottle in their hands wherever they go.)
+ Daily Schedule:
Georgian and Winnie would like to request uninterupted private time for their personal devotions in the morning, followed by several hours of office work.
By 1:00 pm they will eagerly look forward to having some fellowship with you, and a meal together if your schedule allows.
By 3:30 they will need to return to their hotel room to freshen up for the evening service. Because Georgian often leads worship, he will need to be at the church 1 hour and 15 minutes prior to the start of service for sound check.
+ Daily Meals (*Low Fat):
The Banovs follow an extremely low-fat diet. Given the choice between a non-fat item and a low-fat item, they will choose the non-fat item.
A good majority of the restaurants have menus that the Banovs can easily choose from and if you tell them what the choices are in your area, they will be able to pick something that works for both of you.
Lunch is the biggest meal for Georgian and Winnie, and usually they prefer to eat grilled fish. Besides seafood restaurants, many other restaurants (including steak houses) serve fish that can be grilled over an open flame, without creamy sauces or butter.
Generally, the Banovs eat a very light supper after the meeting. *This is generally their smallest meal of the day, and they tend to gravitate towards salad.
Comment: To help keep Georgian going strong as he ministers daily “on the road”, we try our best to keep him on track.
Ideal Lunch (main meal of the day)
Lean steak or grilled fish, baked potatoes, fresh corn, & steamed veggies, steam rice
Ideal snacks: (For his hotel room)
Plain Yogurt (0% fat) , rice cakes – salted or cheddar cheese flavor, the usual fruit in season (no blueberries), but raspberries, white or green grapes, dry figs, dry dates (medjool preferred – this is a type of date), lemon, avocado, raw almonds, smoked turkey, pastrami or beef (as less fat as possible), 100% fruit juice and Evian water – (His favorite :))
Thanks for blessing the Banovs and helping them to “Go the Distance.”
Have any additional questions?
Feel free to contact our ministry office, our assistant will be happy to help you:
- E-mail: [email protected]