The interns say farewell to the campers at Camp Sheen Shoghig and visit Lake Sevan, Dilijan and the Haghardzin Monastery before heading to Yerevan
Our day began with a bitter farewell to the children and leaders we all had the pleasure to interact with, love and learn from at the camp. With tearful goodbyes, they wished us more blessings as we continued our trip in Armenia and the only thing they requested was for us to never forget them. We saw God’s love in each and every camper through their passion of learning God’s word. Once we finally got on the bus and left Hankavan, we went on to Lake Sevan, where we admired the ancient churches and khatchkars dating back to the third and fourth centuries as well as the beautiful lake itself. Afterwards, we headed to Dilijan where we toured the recently built Armenian Evangelical Church of the village, where we met with the pastor and the staff and experienced wonderful Armenian hospitality, as the pastor explained the great demand of evangelizing the message of the cross in that village. Our final stop was Haghadzin Monastery, which was an architectural masterpiece found in the middle of the forest, in Dilijan. Also, The church itself was built in the shape of a cross. We finally returned back to the AMAA headquarters in Yerevan and had a bible study followed by our traditional ice cream run. We are looking forward to what God has in store for us on the second half of our trip.
Nareen Babaian and Remi Guirguis