Viktor’s Account from Artsakh

Viktor’s Account from Artsakh

The Armenian community in Sydney is warmly invited to come together for a rare and deeply personal account of the conflict that has reshaped the lives of over 120,000 Artskah Armenians. Viktor Karapetyan, the AMA representative in Artsakh, a recent refugee from the ravaged region of Artsakh will be in Sydney and will offer a first-hand narrative of the consequences

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AMAA’s Avedisian School Welcomes More Than 40 Displaced Students from Artsakh

AMAA’s Avedisian School Welcomes More Than 40 Displaced Students from Artsakh

As result of the tragic circumstances arising from the September 19 exodus from Artsakh, 40 new students have been enrolled at the Armenian Missionary Association of America’s Khoren & Shooshanig Avedisian School for the 2023 to 2024 academic year. These students were forcibly displaced from Stepanakert, Martuni cities, as well as from the villages of Chartar, Haterk and Khnushinak of Artsakh. 

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ԱՀԱԸ-ը Միշտ Հոն է – Ամենուրէք

ԱՀԱԸ-ը Միշտ Հոն է – Ամենուրէք

Օգնութեան աղաղակը կը կրկնուի բարձր եւ պարզ:  Հազարաւոր մեր Արցախցի հայրենակիցներու հոսքը սահմանին կը յորդի եւ մարդկային ճգնաժամը արագօրէն կը սրի: Մեր ժողովուրդը  յոգնած է, աւելի քան 9 ամիս շրջափակումի մէջ ապրելէն ետք, ի դէմս էթնիկ զտումի ակնյայտ ցուցադրութեան, անոնց կեանքը սարսափազդու ձեւով  շրջուած է ահաբեկչական նոր ընթացքով: Անմեղ կեանքեր անբարոյ կերպով  մասնատուած  են եւ ընտանիքներ բաժան բաժան եղած: Թէեւ

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AMAA Is Always There – All Over

AMAA Is Always There – All Over

The cry for help is repeated Loud and Clear! Thousands of our Artsakh compatriots are pouring through the border and the humanitarian crisis is escalating at a fast pace. Our people are tired. After living for more than 9 months under a blockade, in the face of a clear demonstration of ethnic cleansing, their lives have been frighteningly turned upside

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Artsakh War No More

Artsakh War No More

It has been 3 years since the 44 Day War in Artsakh began on September 27, 2020. Now 3 years later, we are facing another war. This war is a war to survive, to rebuild, to thrive. On September 19th, under the pretenses of targeting “anti-terrorist activities”, intense military measures launched by Azerbaijan disguised a calculated next step toward ethnic

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Our hearts are bleeding and eyes are tearing

Our hearts are bleeding and eyes are tearing

A STATEMENT ON ARTSAKH BY AMAA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, ZAVEN KHANJIAN We feel like the Apostle, hard pressed, perplexed, persecuted, struck down… No human language can capture our anguish and pain. We are speechless, heartbroken, tearful, helpless, frustrated, angry, indignant, sleepless… Our hearts are bleeding and eyes are tearing. Yet, we rush back to the Creator whom we are tempted to

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There is so much to celebrate, but…

There is so much to celebrate, but…

There is so much to celebrate. It’s a season of so many rewarding accomplishments all around AMAA mission. It’s a season to celebrate life. The 2023 AMAA interns experienced a passion for the motherland and the mission. The 2023 AMAA Medical Mission again showed God’s immense love to those in need. Artsakh kindergartens held annual graduation ceremonies with children radiating

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Տօնելու Շատ Բան Կայ, Սակայն…

Տօնելու Շատ Բան Կայ, Սակայն…

Տօնելու շատ բան կայ: ԱՀԱԸ-ի առաքելութեան շատ գնահատելի ձեռքբերումներու ժամանակաշրջան մըն է: Կեանքը նշելու ժամանակաշրջան մըն է: ԱՀԱԸ-ի 2023-ի փորձնակները (Interns) մեծ խանդավառութիւն ապրեցան հայրենիքի մէջ եւ իրենց առաքելութեան ընթացքին: 2023 ԱՀԱԸ-ի բժշկական առաքելութիւնը կրկին ցոյց տուաւ Աստուծոյ անսահման սէրը կարիքի մէջ գտնուողներու հանդէպ: Արցախի մանկապարտէզները շրջափակման տանջանքէն պաշտպանուած, ուրախութիւն եւ երջանկութիւն ճառագայթող երեխաներու հետ կատարեցին իրենց տարեկան աւարտական հանդէսները:

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We Live to Keep Other Alive…

We Live to Keep Other Alive…

AMAA Artsakh Holds Camp for Youth By Viktor Karapetyan, AMAA Representative in Artsakh They are trying to eliminate us, but we live and keep others alive… Life in Artsakh is different. To live here you must be a support for those around you. You must transmit life to others. You must fight and not give up. Uncertainty, chaos, despair… it

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Armenian University Students Scholarship 2024

Armenian University Students Scholarship 2024

The Armenian Missionary Association of Australia is pleased to announce the relaunch of the Scholarship to support Armenian students enrolled or enrolling in 2024 at any University in Australia. Applications are open to all Armenian students and the successful applicants will be notified in mid-March 2024 and the checks will be handed during the AMAA’s Annual Anniversary Banquet, date and

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Day Camp for Artsakh Children

Day Camp for Artsakh Children

AMAA’s Artsakh Team Holds Day Camp for Children Under Blockade   With God’s guidance and protection, the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA) Artsakh team held its annual Summer Day Camp for Children in Stepanakert which is under the blockade. From July 10-21, the Camp was held in two shifts with over 175 children participating in Camp activities. The Camp was

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AMAA Artsakh Celebrates KG Graduations

AMAA Artsakh Celebrates KG Graduations

Let’s Live So Artsakh Can Live AMAA’s kindergartens in Artsakh are where thousands of children begin their education and receive a solid foundation for their lives. The kindergartens equip Artsakh children with an Armenian education, right value system, linguistic thinking, and the ability to appreciate the environment. Despite the continuing humanitarian crisis, epidemic, war, and blockade, the AMAA’s kindergartens in

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Avedisian School Graduation

Avedisian School Graduation

Follow your dream… AMAA’s 2022-23 Avedisian School’s Graduation Ceremony Held in Yerevan   “Just as a mother bird soars her nourished, winged chicks, I wish you the same to you. Follow your dream, soar boldly. Don’t slack off, don’t hesitate, don’t be lazy. Study, work, be brave. Love and be loved. Appreciate study, work, wisdom… ”AMAA’s Khoren and Shooshanig Avedisian

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Youth Camp in Artsakh

Youth Camp in Artsakh

Blockade Can’t Stop Youth Camp in Artsakh By Viktor Karapetyan, AMAA Representative in Artsakh Artsakh… Blockade… It seems that today all we think about are the many problems we have in the Motherland.  However, the mission for the youth in Artsakh is to revive the Motherland. Since 2022, the Armenian Missionary Association of America has implemented the Soar (Trichk) Development

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Ainjar Church Fire Disaster Appeal

Ainjar Church Fire Disaster Appeal

On 7 May 2023, a devastating fire ravaged the Armenian Evangelical Church of Ainjar, causing substantial material damage. The fire began in the church’s heaters, damaging equipment, incinerating church records in the pastor’s office, and causing severe smoke damage throughout the structure. The floor tiles have to be replaced and new office equipment will be needed. Your donations will help

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AMA-Australia Banquet: A Memorable Night of Unity and Support for Artsakh

AMA-Australia Banquet: A Memorable Night of Unity and Support for Artsakh

The Armenian Missionary Association of Australia (AMA-Australia) held its 2023 Fundraising Banquet on March 26, at Miramare Gardens in Terry Hills, Australia. The annual event’s primary purpose this year was to raise funds for various humanitarian projects in Artsakh. AMA-Australia was honored to have esteemed guests, both Armenian and non-Armenian, including local officials and representatives from the Artsakh Republic at

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Summer Camps in Armenia & Artsakh 🇦🇲 2023

Summer Camps in Armenia & Artsakh 🇦🇲 2023

In a quickly changing world, rare is the occasion where a child is left to unwind and unplug. Summer Camp is a place of refuge for children to be outdoors, play, and disconnect from their usual surroundings. AMAA Summer Camps expand opportunities for campers to learn, grow and thrive through interactive activities and participation in sports, art and music activities,

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The Mission Around the Globe

The Mission Around the Globe

Hand in hand, hope and tribulation, to various degrees, continue to occupy an organic day in the countries that AMAA’s present calendar serves. Some are natural turbulences that are an integral part of life anywhere. Others are of alarming proportion, man-made, with the highest degree of premeditated wickedness intended to cause pain and suffering, a prelude to commit ethnic cleansing.

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Happy Birthday Armenian Evangelical Church

Happy Birthday Armenian Evangelical Church

All of us who are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses… let us run with perseverance in the career that is open to us. Hebrews 12:1 At the time of writing, new parliamentary elections have just taken place in Armenia. Nikol Pashinyan’s party has won the majority of seats in the National Assembly. We congratulate him and pray

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Archbishop Hovnan Derderian’s Congratulatory Remarks

Archbishop Hovnan Derderian’s Congratulatory Remarks

Archbishop Hovnan Derderian’s Congratulatory RemarksOn the 175th Anniversary of the Armenian Evangelical Church The Holy Gospel is Our Father and the Holy Church is Our Mother. (Vartanank) These words, which echoed from the New City of Vagharshapat (Holy Etchmiadzin), are the two Pillars that define the spiritual and moral character of each Armenian Christian. Indeed, throughout centuries, these sacred truths

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Why Do We Commemorate April 24?

Why Do We Commemorate April 24?

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

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Easter Message From the Armenian Evangelical World Council

Easter Message From the Armenian Evangelical World Council

✝️ Easter: A Celebration of Victory and Hope “He is not here; He has risen just as He said”  -Matthew 28:6 Easter, the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, is the foundation of Christian faith. It confirms the Christian belief that God was in Christ, because on Easter we see the power of God restoring life to Jesus. It affirms the Christian faith

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Artsakh in My Heart: AMAA’s Vision for Artsakh

Artsakh in My Heart: AMAA’s Vision for Artsakh

By Rev. Dr. René Léonian, AMAA Representative in Eurasia

Since its founding in 1918, the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA) has always aimed to be vital to the Armenian people. It is in a Christian spirit, and in the name of love of neighbor, that the AMAA has organized its programs.

The essence of AMAA’s work is summed up in its support to churches, its Christian education, humanitarian, educational, cultural and development programs.

Call to the Political Elite in the Homeland

Call to the Political Elite in the Homeland

With extreme anxiety and deep concern we follow the current existential crisis in the Homeland and the alienation of cohesive dialogue , mutual respect and concession over a common cause. We are cognizant that answers are sought not only on the recent Artsakh war, but also of blatant failures in security, defense, and diplomacy over the past quarter century.             We

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Letter of Solidarity

Letter of Solidarity

Your Excellency: Mr. Arayik Harutyunyan, President of the Artsakh Republic Dear Mr. President and the Chief Commander of the brave Artsakh Army, We salute you for your brave leadership and commitment during these critical times, as you and our brave people of Artsakh are facing courageously the evil enemy, whose intentions are very clear; to break us and invade the

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🕊️Armenia and Artsakh: The Doves Will Fly Again

🕊️Armenia and Artsakh: The Doves Will Fly Again

Dear Children of God, Dear Friends, A danger of extinction is looming over the heads of our kin in Artsakh. An existential threat shadows the sovereign states of Armenia and Artsakh. We are witnessing an uninhibited emergence of a century old evil on the Western and Eastern borders of our homeland, But our cry is for PEACE. The unalienable right

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Artsakh in Our Hearts

Artsakh in Our Hearts

Yesterday, Sunday 27 September 2020 afternoon Sydney time, we were devastated to receive the disturbing news from our beloved Artsakh. Since seven in the morning, Artsakh time, Azeris with their allies and hired mercenaries launched an aggressive military attack and declared war against Artsakh, creating panic and fear in the Armenian civilian population. There were several air strikes on the

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The Armenian Missionary Association of Australia Fundraising Surpasses $2,000,000

The Armenian Missionary Association of Australia Fundraising Surpasses $2,000,000

The Armenian Missionary Association of Australia, run by all volunteers, has reached an important milestone through its fundraising efforts. Since its inception, the AMA-Australia, have raised over $2,000,000. Securing two Endowment Funds for education, the Anthony Rozanski ($500,000) and the Barkev Ishkhanian Fund ($50,000). The income from the funds is used to support students in Lebanon. With the efforts of

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