Who We Are
SOAR International Ministries (Service & Outreach Alaska to Russia) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Kenai, Alaska and is a Christian mission dedicated to service and outreach to the people of Russia. SOAR seeks opportunities to share the gospel of Jesus Christ in partnership with local Russian evangelical churches by providing Christian ministry teams, humanitarian aid, and other projects to advance the Gospel.
SOAR projects include English as a Second Language outreach, Bible camp programs for children, the Stuff a Stocking project at Christmas, the Baskets of Hope outreach at Easter, Summer discipleship programs and assisting the church in the disputed country of Abkhazia.
SOAR's ministry began in the Chukotka region of the Russian Far East located where the Bering Sea meets the Arctic Ocean across from Nome, Alaska. SOAR continues the work there with full time missionaries, from Moldova. SOAR's work has grown into western Russia as well as into Abkhazia.
SOAR strives to be culturally sensitive, seeking to understand the "Russian mind". Getting the Russian perspective has successfully built relationships, enhanced the accomplishment of basic ministry objectives and furthered the testimony of Jesus Christ. SOAR also seeks to gain the input, support and full cooperation of government officials and church leaders.
With difficulties such as the incredibly harsh climate of the Far East, political uncertainty, and the bureaucracy of working in Russia, it would be easy to become weary in this ministry. But God has given us the promise of Isaiah 40:31: "Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will SOAR on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."