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Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA)
AMAA considered its first and urgent task to rebuild the motherland's Armenian Evang. Churches' destroyed buildings, to reconstruct and put all the church organizations in a moving position, and to keep our churches in vibrant and growing state.
.Secondly, in order to fill up the pulpits that were left empty due to the martyrdom of our pastors and preachers, AMAA will prepare committed, having higher education, possessing Christian character, and strong leaders.
.Thirdly, will help in the creation of healthy and constructive Christian publication, through effective means.
.Fourthly, led by the needs of the time and the needs of the people, to launch educational, benevolent and various missions.
(Rev. Dikran Kherlopian, "Vosgemadian", Vol. I, page 213)
* Translated by Raffi Ch.
On Saturday, 27 Feb. - the Armenian Evangelical Emmanuel Church's Badaniatz organized and invited the Badaniatz groups of the Armenian Evangelical Church of Ashrafieh, the Armenian Evangelical Marash Church and the Armenian Evangelical Social Center at Trad, to attend the presentation by Ms. Maya Zankoul, a famous Lebanese Cartoonist Blogger, about her path and how she used her time and creativity to create unique cartoons, that shed light upon the social issues that the Lebanese community needs to address. She showed many of her cartoons and the subjects that she raised for awareness and social action. She also narrated how her blog eventually turned into a book, encouraging the junior youth to start blogging too. At the end of the session, Maya also showed her skills in using the Illustrator software to create her cartoons.
Right photo: some of the junior youth leaders, Mr. Shant Aynilian (Ashrafieh Church), Ms. Betty Kechejian (Ashrafieh), Ms. Maya Zankoul, Mr. Raffi Chilingirian (Emmanuel Churhc), Mr. Manoug Chilingirian (Emmanuel Church).
On Thursday 25 and Friday 26 February 2010, Torosian School’s “Yeraz” Theatre members performed the “Vosgi Tsegnige” (Golden Fish) directed by Mr. Robert Arakelian. The attendants (about 1500 students and adults) highly appreciated the acting, the performance and its message.
With interesting music, songs and dances, the actors tried to show how people are sometimes not satisfied with what they have, or who they are. At the end of the performance, the Golden Fish clearly stated that human beings should always be thankful to God for what He had given them.
On Saturday, 6 Feb. - organized by their leaders, the junior youth (badaniatz) had their bowling event at Link, in Antelias area. The junior youth distributed into several groups showing their skills in getting a strike. Eventually, one of the youngest members, Ara scored the highest. Bravo Ara!
After this fun time, the juniors also enjoyed playing various games at Link.