Georgia Republic - Coming Soon

Where the Keipi started.


How We Are Got Here

In 2014 we were invited to live and work in Georgia by the nuns of Poka (a community John Heers worked with in the 1990’s while with International Orthodox Christian Charities). While we didn't send our first Field Worker to Poka, we were directed elsewhere by Bishop Nicolas to a small town of Baraleti.

Baraleti is small community close to Akhalkalaki a traditionaly Armenian town. There is a small monastery there where our current Field Worker is immersing.

What We Are Doing

Sophia Ziton, the FTF Vanguard, arrived in the small village to begin her immersionship in May 2019. We are still in the early stages of community integration and understanding life as it is in Georgia. However during this immersion period we have been asked to think about how FTF can assist with orphans who “time out” of the system. Specifically: how can FTF better prepare these young adults for life on their own.

Keep an eye on our blogs - Sophia will have a lot to share in the coming months!


In a recent Journey Trip FTF had the opportunity to speak directly with the nuns of Polka as well as Bishop Nikolas concerning potential areas where FTF could assist.  We are extremely excited to continue the conversation and see what fruit it may bear.

FTF sent a Vanguard Field Worker in May 2019, so keep an eye on our blog for some major updates!

Also be sure to check out our first Keipi Journey to this destination and keep in mind that we run tours any time you would like to go!