This year the clinics will be held in 3 locations at the Armenian Evangelical Church of Vanadzor, the AMAA Social Service Center in Stepanavan and the Evangelical Church in Sisian where the classrooms are converted into doctors’ offices. Patients hear of the arrival of the Medical Mission team weeks earlier with radio advertisements and come from many different walks of life. Patients are also bussed into the clinic from the surrounding villages. Over 1,200 patients are seen each year.This year’s fifty member team includes 10 doctors, a pharmacist, chiropractor, nurses, and medical and nursing students. One does not need to be in the healthcare field to be involved in this mission. The only thing that is asked, that the team members come with servant’s heart ready to touch and serve the sick and needy.
As the mission statement states, the purpose of the Medical Mission is “to go and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ by serving the physical needs of our Armenian brothers and sisters. With the help and guidance of the Holy Spirit, we are called to serve those in need of God’s love through medical service, health education, and the preaching of the Gospel.”
For more information you may visit the Armenia Medical Mission Page on AMAA’s website at www.amaa.org or e-mail Dr. Albert and Sue Phillips at AMAAArmeniaMedicalMissions@gmail.com or call 818.952.1141