Spending Time with Campers at Sheen Shoghig Camp in Hankavan, Armenia

Coming to Armenia with the AMAA was one of the best life experiences I’ve ever had. When I first stepped off the plane I felt like I was home. I met a lot of new people and I loved connecting with the motherland. We visited a lot of sites I thought I would never be able to see in person. We went to a lot of famous places like Tsiternakaberd and Sardarabad. I would always hear the teachers in my Armenian school tell me how beautiful Armenia is and how friendly the citizens are. But I’m so happy I got to experience it all in person.
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One of the most amazing moments of this trip was going to camp in Hankavan for two days! When we first pulled up to the camp everybody was so tired and didn’t think they could make it all the way through to the program but we were surprised by how much God gave us energy to get through it all. We met so many cool campers that really enjoyed spending time with us. We played lots of sports and did lots of different activities during the day. We connected so much with these kids with the little time that we had. They were so glad that we came! When it was time for us all to go they were very sad but thankful that we spent time with them. It was an amazing experience.

Overall this trip to Armenia was very productive and very fun because we got to see our motherland and be apart of the children’s lives here in Armenia. I can’t wait to come back again to spread more joy!

Sevag Yacoubian

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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)