“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:27

First off, I just want to thank God for the amazing opportunity to be able to serve in my homeland, Armenia. Looking back to the beginning of this journey, I would have never thought of what this trip would show me. I have been taught so much in such a short amount of time, its crazy. The main thing that I have learned is that I need to realize how much I have, and how little most people have in the world. In America, you see that everyone wants the next best thing. However here in Armenia, everyone is so thankful for the little that they all have. They make the most what they have, and are so generous.
3I am constantly reminded a verse in the book of Romans. Romans 8:27 says, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” It is evident that the people here that we have met love the Lord through it all. They radiate the joy and the love of God in a single conversation. The Armenians that we have met have so much hope that everything will be okay, and it is so encouraging to see.
1So far my favorite part of this whole journey has been being with the kids at Camp Hankavan. They have so much joy, and you can see that most of them have close to nothing. They were so happy to see all of us there, even those who couldn’t speak a word of Armenian. They were all so welcoming, enthusiastic and overjoyed. They were constantly running up to us and hugging us, which made the strenuous days worth it. All in all, I am overjoyed that I have been blessed with this opportunity to serve learn and experience Armenia!

Sona Borekjian

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