It is with deep sorrow that we share the sad news of the passing of Samuel Hekemian, Jr., AMAA Former President (1978-1980) of Oradell, NJ.

The AMAA Headquarters in Paramus, NJ and the Global AMAA Mission in general testify to the legacy of a man who has left an imprint on the Association. The AMAA has truly lost a friend.

On Sunday, August 12, at the Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall in Yerevan, a special Concert was held by the “New Chamber Ensemble” of the National Philharmonic Orchestra, dedicated to American-Armenian philanthropists. AMAA member and benefactor Lucy Janjigian was the guest of honor at this special Concert. In early 2000s one of the members of the Ensemble, Gor Hovhannisyan, studied at Arizona State University for his Masters in Performing Arts. For a certain… Read More

It is almost as if the youth take pride in the fact that they all come from different lands, a multi-cultural and worldwide family. It’s a sign of their bonding and acceptance of each other, both as fellow-Armenians as well as fellow-believers.

Rev. Masis Agopian (Moscow) in his morning message challenged the youth to consider the level of thirst they have for the living God (Ps. 42.1), and to deepen that thirst through having a living relationship with God. The worship band again ably led the assembly in song and prayer, as they have been doing throughout the retreat time in Hankavan, joining the youth in yet deeper bonds.

It was reunion time at Hankavan! The mission teams showed up at the camp one by one, each bringing a van-load of energy with them. The youth hugged and kissed each other, they jumped up and down, they even were dancing a shourch-bar (circle dance).

It was also story time at Hankavan. Stories about their experiences in their mission service projects. Animatedly, around the lunch and dinner tables, they shared what they did, both their work as well as their interactions with the local communities. Pastor Datev Basmajian (Lebanon) relates how the teams in Nor Ayntab drew so close that they shared not only their common ministry, but also their colds! And all of the other groups said the same.

To Honor
Stephen Philibosian and Conte Foundations
Sheen Family Trust
Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian, TF Educational Foundation

By Joyce Abdulian

Celebrating a Century of Faith, Love, and Service, the Centennial Celebration of the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA), founded in 1918 by a small group of pastors, will usher in a new era of outreach at a Banquet on October 20, 2018 at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. The goal of the world-wide Centennial Campaign has been to raise $20,000,000. The AMAA will continue its level of commitment to its mission in education, orphan and childcare, Christian ministries, medical outreach, camps, and a range of social services impacting 24 countries world-wide — following our Lord’s mandate; “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.”

Today the teams of youth are spending their last night at their sites, and so it was a time not just of work, but also farewells and touring. Here are some of today’s highlights from each group. So much happened today! Remember, they have been doing much more than what is listed here:

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