Every Good Thing Comes to an End

“Every good thing comes to an end.” So did the AMAA 2016 Internship Program (July 5-19), as we said our “good byes” and made our good wishes to each other the night of Monday, July 18 and in the very early hours of Tuesday, July 19. However, as the apostle Paul is “confident that he who began a good work in (us) will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” (‭‭Philippians‬ ‭1:6‬ ‭NIV‬‬). We share the apostle’s “confidence” and that’ why look forward to cherish every opportunity which God provides us to continue the good work that He began in our lives.
I praise God and thank Him for His traveling mercies. I pray and hope that those who stayed in Armenia (with dance groups, Christian camps and relatives) will also make it safe home soon.

What a wonderful Internship experience this was to each and everyone of us! Let’s hold it dear, and also share it with our family, friends and church family, and stay connected to one another.

I offer my gratitude and thanks to God, the parents, our two wonderful leaders, and to the leaders of the AMAA and Evangelical Churches of Armenia (of Paramus, New Jersey and of Yerevan, Armenia), and to all who helped in planning and organization of this year’s Internship. May God continue to touch and bless our lives so we also touch other people’s lives with God’s grace, love and mercy.

“Interns! Please, remember. “Christianity is a two-way street.” We give, because we have received!”

Rev. Dr. Avedis Boynerian

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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)