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 450,000 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!