Easter is the most significant religious holiday in Russia. This special season provides a unique opportunity to share the message of Jesus Christ’s life, death and resurrection with an amazingly receptive audience. During the Easter season, SOAR delivers hundreds of gift-filled Baskets (i.e. tote bags, backpacks, etc.) and Bibles to at-risk children throughout Russia and Abkhazia.

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Baskets of Hope began as a project to minister to the children who survived the 2004 terrorist tragedy in Beslan, Russia. SOAR’s Director, Richard Page traveled there during the Easter season to rekindle true HOPE in Christ and minister to children and families who were in deep despair. Since that time, Baskets of Hope has developed into a strategic opportunity to share the Good News of Christ’s resurrection with needy children in many other regions of Russia and Abkhazia during Russia’s Easter season.

“Because of SOAR, we are able to bring joy, hope and the Word of God to these precious orphans! Thank you for coming!” —- Pastor Anatoly, Ryazan Russia

Would you like to make a difference in the life of an orphan or at risk Russian child this Easter?

Sponsor a Basket with Bible ($40) filled with needed hygiene items, snacks, toys, and other gifts for a needy child. Just click here or click the”Donate” button at the top of the page and select Baskets with Bible from the drop down menu!

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Write a personal letter and attach a photo of your family (optional) for the child who will receive your gift. On the back of your letter will be the Gospel message in Russian. You can click here to download the letter form! Or you can click here to submit a letter online.

Pray for the Baskets of Hope Project!


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“I am very glad that such good people like you exist. I want to write you very much and be a pen pal. I hope you will not let me down.”


“I am 6 years old. I am very happy to have your present. I have never had such a gift before. This is like a fairy tale. Thanks to God for you!”


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