God Is Our Foundation

The interns visit AMAA’s Nicol Touman Center in Yerevan before heading to Camp Sheen Shoghig in Hankavan.

God continues to reveal himself each and every day we spend here in Armenia. Today was filled with eye-opening moments. The morning began with a message where we learned a great deal about what exactly the AMAA does for the community. The AMAA representative of Armenia, Harout Nercessian, walked us through the various social and spiritual programs they provide to those in need. They focus on  providing holistic care to the people in these communities. The AMAA values education and provides life skills for the Armenian people. This approach allows them to better themselves and their families. It gives them a sense of purpose, hope, and integrity in their lives.

God spoke to each of us today through Samuel Nalbandian’s powerful testimony of how God turned him from a gang leader to a church leader.

Each department head shared their specific role in certain projects. This showed us how much work God is doing through them in Armenia and how every little piece fits together.

After this informative session, we toured the Nicole Touman Center, which is the previous headquarters of the AMAA. Here we saw one example of the many forms of care they provide.

In the late afternoon, we drove to camp Hankavan where we were greeted by dozens of cheerful children. During the night session, we were overjoyed to see the excitement on the campers’ faces while worshiping and celebrating the beginning of an exciting week.

We see an overflow of blessings because God is the sturdy foundation of the AMAA. We are humbled to play a small part in serving with them.

Emily Sagherian and Rebecca Sagherian

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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)