A Thanksgiving Chapel Service in Tribute to the AMAA's 90th Anniversary

Beirut, 05/03/2008- On the occasion of the 90th Anniversary of the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA), Haigazian University organized a special Chapel Service, paying tribute to its co-founder and long time financial supporter. A number of students and University Registrar Roubina Artinian participated in the leadership of the service.
University President, Rev. Dr. Paul Haidostian, introduced the audience with the AMAA''s vast array of ministries in 22 countries, and its leading role in supporting the Armenian community worldwide, schools, churches, and communities.
Initially, the AMAA was founded in 1918, as a reaction to the Armenian Genocide, to support a whole nation to reclaim its life.
Today, after 90 years of its foundation, the AMAA''s span of help outreaches needy Armenians in the homeland and the Diaspora, even serving non-Armenian victims of disasters.
Haidostian shared with the audience two humble lessons from his personal experience with the AMAA:
First, is the discrete method by which funds are provided to the needy.
Second, is the significant number of donors and supporters, thousands of them, who annually contribute only small amounts that are available to them. This proves that the human and spiritual capital is the cornerstone on which the AMAA's mission is built.
In conclusion, Haidostian considered the AMAA as a blessing to people in many corners of the world, including Haigazian University in Beirut, thanking God for people whose vision is for the benefit of others.

Mira Yardemian
Public Relation Director