On Monday, November 10, AMAA Armenia Representative Harout Nercessian received instructions from  Zaven Khanjian, AMAA Executive Director/CEO, to embark on the opening of the AMAA Stepanakert office as soon as possible, followed by the opening of the Askeran office, the Kindergartens in Stepanakert, Askeran and Martakert and the Askeran Shogh Center. Mr. Khanjian emphasized “The timely opening of the AMAA Artsakh offices and services are imperative to invigorate life in Artsakh, bring… Read More

In lieu of our Annual Christmas Concert, AMAA is hosting “Christmas Cookies For A Cause” to benefit AMAA’s Christmas Joy Program –a special program which brings smiles and fun to thousands of families throughout Armenia and Artsakh. Join us from the comfort of your home and learn how to bake Christmas cookies by “Cooking with Carm” – Carmen Antonian. We will listen to Christmas songs, share stories and celebrate the joys and… Read More

‘Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for you are with me’ Palms 23:4 The calamitous end of the national turmoil of the past seven weeks is agonizing for every Armenian as we face the bitter post war reality on the ground in Armenia and Artsakh. The sacrifice of a generation of heroes younger than the age of the current conflict; destruction… Read More

We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair, persecuted, but not abandoned, struck down, but not destroyed. -2 Corinthians 4:8-9

As I inscribe these lines, a heinous beast is loose in the Near East, raging a barbaric assault on, literally, all its neighbors and beyond. Through the direct involvement and support of Turkey, the Azeri-Jihadist aggression on Artsakh is systematically shelling, burning and destroying thirty years of civilized development, displaying the creative brilliance of Armenia and Artsakh. My heart bleeds with the unfolding events. Homes, hospitals, schools, houses of worship are shelled and destroyed using the latest in new and destructive technology. Civilian life has no sanctity in the eyes of the wicked. A super courageous generation of young defenders is on the frontlines shedding blood for the safety and security of family and nation. They are engaged in a fierce battle of survival against a combination of evil forces set to commit another round of genocide or set to ignite the wick of a global fire in the Caucasus far beyond anybody’s imagination.

Despite the ongoing war in Artsakh and Armenia, AMAA’s dedicated volunteers have begun preparations to bring ‘Christmas joy’ to our children in the Homeland and Artsakh! Every Christmas, AMAA’s Christmas Joy Program brings many smiles and fun to thousands of children and their families throughout Armenia and Artsakh. From music and dancing, to Christmas plays and visits from Santa, Christmas is a happy and blessed time of the year. Please join us… Read More

AMAA Holds 101st Annual Meeting Via Zoom Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA) held its 101st Annual Meeting virtually via Zoom on Saturday, October 24, 2020. The meeting started at 8 am PT (11 am ET) with the participation of about 100 pastors, AMAA members and friends from Artsakh, Armenia, the Middle East, Europe, Australia and North and South Americas. AMAA President Nazareth E. Darakjian,… Read More

On behalf of the AMAA President and Executive Director, we welcome you to join the virtual AMAA Installation Service of the new board members on Sunday, October 25th at 10:30 AM PT/1:30 PM ET; hosted by the Pilgrim Armenian Congregational Church.  As it has been the tradition in the past years, Rev. Dr. Vahan Tootikian will officiate the Installation Service (which will be prerecorded). Rev. Nerses Balabanian will lead the service and offer… Read More