Yerevan & Shirak Province, Armenia
Anna Artsrunyan and her husband Trino invite us to engage with youth, children, the elderly, and women’s ministries. In 2013 LoveWorks helped start an elderly ministry that includes visits to members of the community who are sick and live alone. The team will help the church continue to distribute chickens from our 2015 Lent giving campaign. Anna and Trino are also planning new ministries in two new areas, and this team will support their efforts.
Excerpt from the 2015 team's updates:
Tuesday morning, we woke-up and students were already excited to make breakfast, we cleaned up the church and headed out on an easy day of rest and transition to Akhuryan. We got settled there and met many beautiful people. We prepared for a meeting shortly after we arrived with the beneficiaries for the PLNU Lent Giving Campaign: Chickens for Armenia. We meet many of the beneficiaries and heard from the Pastor many new facts about this program; Milton had a chance to thank the beneficiaries for allowing us and PLNU to be a part of this beautiful program as they give back to their community. After the meeting we went to an Indian market that is visiting the area followed by a delicious meal in Gyumri. Today, we had an AMAZING day! We started the day with a beautifully prepared egg dish with the eggs from the Chicken forArmenia chickens. We then headed out to the chicken farms where the beneficiaries came to pick up the chickens that had been purchased for them through the Chickens for Armenia Lent Campaign! This was very exciting to see the beneficiaries arriving and the chickens packed into crates for them to take home. The students had a blast holding the chickens, chicks and even baby ducks! We were able to pray with the gentleman in charge of the farm and asked God to bless his business. We returned back to the church to prepare many areas of the church fence for paint which we will do on another day when the rain doesn't roll in! It has been raining most of the time but it is beautiful!
Trip Dates: May 9 - 30, 2016
Program fee: $3450
Dates of Previous LoveWorks Trips
to Armenia: 2007, 2012, 2014, 2015
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