AMAA Interns Second Day in Armenia

SATURDAY: DZIDZERNAGAPERT, GARNI, KEGHART – We started the morning off right with a traditional Armenian breakfast that was prepared for us. After that, we went to one of the classrooms and had a bible lesson led by Badveli Avedis.

We then left the AMAA headquarters and went to Vernisage, which is a very large market that has a wide variety of Armenian items. After that, we went out to lunch, and had kebab, toshka, and many other delicious Armenian foods. Then, we took the bus to Dzidzernagapert, where we saw the Genocide Memorial. It was very emotional for a lot of us, and it made us realize the sacrifices that were made by our forefathers.

From there we rode the bus to Garni Dajar, which was a pagan temple used for offerings. Shortly after we went to Keghart Monastery, where we visited an architectural masterpiece. Afterwards,  we went out to dinner at a restaurant, where we all had a chance to talk about our day, and break bread together. We finally ended our day by returning to the AMAA headquarters and taking part in worship with the whole group. It was a great day all in all.

Anto Boynerian


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)