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Anna Jara

From translator to one of first women ordained in Armenia – Anna’s Story

In 2009, Anna Jara accepted a role as a translator for a Nazarene Work & Witness team traveling to Armenia. Little did she know that 14 years later, she would be part of a historic moment as one of the first women to become an ordained pastor in Armenia.
24 Aug 2023
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Armenia youth retreat

Young Armenians deepen faith at youth retreat

Community, compassion, evangelism, and spiritual growth were all in focus at a recent immersive retreat for young adults in Armenia. Over three days, 103 people came together, each wanting to explore or deepen his or her faith.
25 May 2023
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Armenia Help Baskets, Alabaster
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A "help basket (left), and Alabaster box (right) at an Armenian church

Armenia Nazarenes continue growing in missions involvement

Nazarene Missions International began in Armenia in 2015, but not many Armenians understood how Nazarene missions worked or how the church in Armenia could participate in that work. After nearly seven years, Nazarene missions have become entrenched in the fabric of their congregations.
17 May 2023
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Packing Boxes In Armenia

Hayk's story: Armenian child shows generosity amid war

Amid the outbreak of war, a child's generosity helped teach those around him a lesson in loving others.
03 Feb 2021
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Armenia Nazarenes

Armenia Nazarenes providing relief for refugees displaced by war

Nazarenes in Armenia are providing food and hygiene relief packages to families displaced by the recent war between Armenia and neighboring country Azerbaijan.
27 Jan 2021
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Congregation’s call to missions leads to new churches in Armenia

Hamlet Mkrtchyan had been leading the Nazarene group that he planted in Maralik, Armenia, for 10 years when he realized he had become too comfortable. “If the church where I’m pastoring is an alive church, it must have some fruits,” Hamlet said. “This church needs to be a mother church and have some
15 Aug 2018
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2 countries, 1 body: Congregations come together through shared need for ministry space

For several years, Nazarenes in Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia, worshiped and conducted community outreach in a three-bedroom apartment of a residential building. The highly missional community maximized the space as best they could. They split their growing kids’ club and Vacation Bible
17 May 2018
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VBS ministry teaches Armenia children about God's love, career options

Nearly 50 Nazarene volunteers spread out over five towns in Armenia last summer and fall to hold Vacation Bible Schools and camps for children and teens, serving more than 350 children and reaching many parents. In Sevan, a poor city with many economic and social difficulties, there are few services
02 Mar 2017
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The right place: Ministering to Syrian-Armenian refugees

For many Syrian-Armenians who have fled Syria during the past six years of civil war, finding refuge in Armenia is coming home — and not. Zareh Mangilikian knows what it’s like. A jeweler in Yerevan, Armenia, he is also a man who, together with his family, has allowed the Lord to prepare and guide
16 Feb 2017
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Daily bread: Livestock project helps secure food, future for families in Armenia

By raising sheep, Anna Hakobyan can provide milk for her family and sell wool for income. There are six adults in Anna Hakobyan’s household, but none can find a stable job in Armenia. Every year, Anna’s husband leaves their village and travels to Russia, hoping to find work for a few months at a
11 Aug 2016
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