By Dr. Albert and Sue Phillips*

What a blessing it has been to be of service to the people of Armenia for the last eleven years and we thank the Lord for all who have ventured along with us and given of themselves to serve others.

This year the Armenia Medical Mission Team of 43 members and 9 Armenian translators staffed ambulatory clinics in two separate regions of Armenia June 13-23. The North Team returned to Vanadzor and Stepanavan and the South Team traveled to Sisian and Kapan, a new location. We are thankful to God to have had enough medical personnel to be able to split the team this year and thus give care to several regions in Armenia. The Medical Mission Team consisted of 7 physicians, 2 dentists, 2 pharmacists, 5 nurses, 1 occupational therapist and 27 willing volunteers. The clinics were set up in the Evangelical Churches of the towns we visited. Dr. Chris Tashjian, his wife Barbara, and Allison Phillips were the South Team leaders and without their leadership we could have never been able to expand as we had this year.

On July 9, RA’s Chief Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs Zareh Sinanyan and the Head of the Office of the High Commissioner Sara Anjargolian received 17 Interns of the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA) coming from 8 countries – USA, Canada, Australia, Lebanon, Syria, Switzerland, France and Argentina. During their 15 days in the Homeland, the youth will not only get acquainted with their Homeland but will do humanitarian service. They will… Read More

AMAA wishes a safe journey to the young interns traveling to Armenia with a VISION FOR MISSION! They’ll be in Armenian through July 4-19. Follow their Blog and our Social Media (Facebook/ Twitter / Instagram) for their progress and updates!

By Kenell Touryan, Ph.D.*
In late October 2018, I returned from my 40th+ trip to Armenia. My trips started in 1984 but my extensive involvement with Armenia actually started just after the tragic earthquake of December 7, 1988. Financial help for the earthquake victims was pouring into the coffers of the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA). Rev. Dr. Movses Janbazian, then Executive Director of the AMAA, had the prescience to realize that energy was going to be one of the key factors to help Armenia recover, especially in view of the problems that would arise as a result of the eventual independence gained by ArmSSR, after the fall of the USSR in 1989.

AMAA TO CELEBRATE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS FOUNDING ON OCTOBER 19 IN BOSTON, MA

By Florence Avakian

“We’ve got to do something,” they said, and they did, and continue to do so, declared Zaven Khanjian, Executive Director and CEO of the Armenian Missionary Association of America, (AMAA).

The “they” are the dedicated couple, John and Michèle Simourian who with “commitment, goodwill and action” took devoted action and inspired the members of the AMAA to help the survivors of the 1988 earthquake in Armenia 30 years ago.

ՀԱՄԱՏԵՂ ՀԱՅՏԱՐԱՐՈՒԹՅԱՆ ՄԱՄԼՈ ՀԱՄԱՍՓՅՈՒՌ ՀԱՂՈՐԴԱԳՐՈՒԹՅՈՒՆ ՄԱԿ-ը ՀԱՐՑԱՊՆԴՈՒՄ Է ՀՂԵԼ ԹՈՒՐՔԻԱՅԻՆ 1915-1923 ԹՎԱԿԱՆՆԵՐԻՆ ՀԱՐԿԱԴԻՐ ՏԵՂԱՀԱՆՎԱԾ ՀԱՅԵՐԻ ՃԱԿԱՏԱԳՐԻ ԵՒ ՆՐԱՆՑ ՎԱԽՃԱՆԻ ՄԱՍԻՆ Առաջնորդվելով համազգային շահերով, մեր պատկան կազմակերպությունների և հաստատությունների անունից մենք ողջունում ենք Միավորված ազգերի կազմակերպության (ՄԱԿ) Բռնի կամ հարկադրաբար անհետացած անձանց հարցերով աշխատանքային խմբի, ՄԱԿ-ի Կարծիքի և արտահայտության ազատության աջակցության և պաշտպանության հարցերով հատուկ զեկուցողի և ՄԱԿ-ի Ճշմարտության, արդարադատության, փոխհատուցման խրախուսման և չկրկնվելու երաշխիքների հարցերով հատուկ զեկուցողի համատեղ գործողությունը, այն է՝ իրենց… Read More