Republic of Georgia

  • What: We trained local church leaders and ran a care program for children traumatized by the 2008 South Ossetia War

  • Where: Tbilisi: the capital city in the center of the country; Gori: a major city in the north near the foothills of the Caucus mountains.

  • When: Spring and Summer 2009

  • About: In conjunction with Care Corps International and at the request of the Georgian Baptist Church we led teams from our church in California to train local leadership in trauma care methodology. We also ran a front-lines care program for children in the city of Gori who were deeply affected by the violence from the fighting with Russia in 2008.