Calm After the Storm


After yesterday’s active day of sightseeing, today’s schedule was more calm. The group had the pleasure of being part of the Evangelical Church of Armenia’s Sunday programs. Some of us attended church service, while others volunteered in Sunday School, Childcare, and Junior Care.

Talar Haidostian

Following the service, those who had relatives were given the opportunity to spend time together. Those who stuck with the group enjoyed a nice lunch at Zeituna Restaurant in Yerevan with Badvelis from the church. Shortly after, the interns that stayed for lunch took a Yerevan Bus Tour that gave them the opportunity to see a large portion of the city while driving around.

Rev. Avedis Boynerian

Around six pm, everyone in the group made their way back to the AMAA Center. We then, decided to walk over to a pizzeria nearby. See the picture of Khachapuri that was ordered.


After dinner, we were walking toward Hraparak (The Republic Square) to get ice cream, we got caught up in rain with hail and lightning. We all gathered underneath an awning and waited for the rain to pass. Once it cleared, we continued to the town center to get our ice cream.

The remainder of our evening is currently being spent rooting for our favorite soccer team(s) in the UEFA Euro 2016 final! (France v. Portugal)

“And Mary said, ‘Be hold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.’ And the angel departed from her.” (Luke 1:38 ESV)

Alexia Poladian and Juliette Boyajian



The Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA) was founded in 1918, in Worcester, MA, and incorporated as a non-profit charitable organization in 1920 in the State of New York. The AMAA is a 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt organization (Fed No. 13-5670954). The AMAA’s purpose is to serve the physical and spiritual needs of people everywhere, both at home and overseas. To fulfill this worldwide mission, the AMAA maintains a range of educational, evangelistic, relief, social service, church and child care ministries in 22 countries around the world. The AMAA is governed by an elected Board of Directors composed of twenty-seven unpaid members. Its committees are composed of qualified, unpaid volunteers. A paid office staff administers the life and work of the AMAA. Administrative and overhead costs are less than the average organization. AMAA emphasizes full financial disclosure, accountability and careful stewardship of funds. Financial records are audited annually. The mission and service ministry of the AMAA is made possible through the Grace of God and by the gifts of individuals and churches who are committed to fulfilling the Great Commission - “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to all creation.” (Mark 16:15)