On the coast of the Black Sea just south of Sochi, Russia sits the small independent state of Abkhazia.

Few countries recognize its independence and few people know of its existence, yet the spiritual and physical needs in Abkhazia are great. Through a partnership with churches in Sochi, SOAR became aware that this tiny region of around 240,000 people and includes only about 300 Christians and a few small churches struggling to survive. The head pastor over the Sochi churches also oversees the churches in Abkhazia and has asked for SOAR’s help as they seek to assist the churches in Abkhazia.

SOAR also assists the Evangelical church in Abkhazia with camps for handicapped children and young adults. They minister to children, young adults, their families and caretakers through physical therapy, rest and fellowship, and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Praise the Lord for this fantastic ministry!

Project Highlight

SOAR has the opportunity to safely provide crisis relief camps in four key locations in Abkhazia. We want to reach out to the children of the families who have gone without food and basic necessities when their entire country shut down and closed off from the rest of the world. The border re-opened on August 1st, so we can now send food and supplies in for the camps and continue helping needy families. Please consider joining us in providing meals for these children and pray with us that many will hear the message of the Gospel. Our goal is to provide 50 meals each day ($500/day) for 12 days of camp ($6,000). Click here to help with these crucial camps.

We just received word that due to the Covid-19 pandemic travel restrictions, this year’s Bible camp for Ukrainian orphans in Abkhazia has been postponed until next summer. Please continue praying for these precious children.

Thank you for your faithfulness.