Our mission is to serve the physical and spiritual needs of our people both at home and overseas. To fulfill this worldwide mission, we maintain a range of educational, evangelistic, relief, social service, church, and child care ministries in 24 countries. Our mission and service ministry is made possible through the Grace of God and by the gifts of individuals and churches who are committed to fulfilling the Great Commission, Mark 16:15.
There have always been staff devotionals at the AMAA headquarters. The pandemic structured and regularized the devotionals for us and Zoom added an opportunity to host gifted ministers and other guests from around the globe. Each of them shared a message anchored on the Word of God with the staff. Recently, Rev. Jeremy Tovmassian of Chicago, Illinois shared a message with the AMAA global staff, introducing the above scripture, which in my… Read More
The 102nd Annual Meeting and related events of the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA) will be held at the Pilgrim Armenian Congregational Church in Fresno, CA. It is our hope and anticipation that travel and in-person gatherings will be permissible, therefore, this is an advance notice to assist you in making the necessary travel arrangements for the 2021 events. For those not able to gather in person, please note that… Read More
On Friday, April 30, 2021, the High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs in Armenia, Zareh Sinanyan, visited the AMAA’s headquarters in Paramus, NJ. AMAA Executive Director/CEO, Zaven Khanjian, gave Mr. Sinanyan a tour of the building and introduced AMAA’s Vice President and Treasurer, Dr. Nurhan Helvacian and Board Members, John Cherkezian, Berjouhy Gulesserian and Dr. Michael Voskian. The meeting started with a prayer, followed by discussions about post-war status in Armenia and Artsakh,… Read More
The Armenian Missionary Association of America welcomes President Biden’s statement recognizing the Armenian Genocide. God will bring into judgment both the righteous and the wicked, for there will be a time for every activity, a time to judge every deed. Ecclesiastes 3:17 Marking the 106th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide perpetrated by the Ottoman Turks, US President Joe Biden, following his campaign promise, officially issued a statement on April 24, 2021, recognizing… Read More
The Wake Up Call It was not to happen this way. The national mood of the 106th commemoration of the Armenian Genocide was to be a continued spirit of jubilation of expanded global recognition and a slow but solid path towards our aspirations for recognition, restoration and reparation. Instead, a year of unprecedented affliction struck us, the memory of which brings chills to the soul of every Armenian around the globe. COVID-19,… Read More
Armenians all over the world commemorate April 24, the Armenian Martyr’s Day in order to express their deepest afflictions and affections, their profound disappointments and frustrations, their loftiest ideals and dreams and their uttermost dedications and consecrations. First, we commemorate April 24 in order to remember our martyrs and pay tribute totheir sacrificial lives. We remember the tragedy that befell our people beginning April 24, 1915, the events that drove them out… Read More
For the Armenian Nation, April 24 is a solemn day of remembrance, contemplation, and determination to achieve justice that has eluded us for over a century. It is a day when faith is reinforced and hope seems to progress towards actualization. It stands at a crossroad providing us with options as to what methods of action to adopt. It is a time to take stock of past struggles, failures, and successes dotted on the… Read More