Emails and Messages...

Mr. Mihran Jizmejian (Canada): "Dear Friends: I was greatly impressed that quite a few of Armenian Evangelical Youth leaders had taken part in the leadership program provided. May I suggest that those leaders are provided with a copy of my recently published book, from the office of the M.E. Union, titled Արթնցուր Ներսիդիդ Գտնուող Առաջնորդը "Artenxour nersitit kednevogh arachnorte" Awaken the leader within."

Bob Shackelford (USA): writing about Rev. Varkes Kassouni, "Greetings to a wonderful fellow I first met in college in the 1950s."

Len Titizian (Kessab, Syria): "Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, thank you for adding me as a reader to your important news. May God thourougly bless your mission."

Houry Dora Apartian-Friedli (Switzerland): "I have missed alot being around you, and i am glad you always keep me updated ... thank you and God Bless You All."... "I am glad you found this way of keeping us all in the family from near and far."

Philip Tavlian (USA): wrote to us about their event and Rev. AghabalOghlu's visit to First Armenian Presbyterian Church.

Anahid Artinian Jamgotchian (Saudi Arabia): "Thank you for the Blog. Thank you for including the April 24. Միացեալ Պաշտամունք՝ Հայոց Ցեղասպանութեան 93-Ամեակին. The message was very profound. It was almost like being there in person.
Keep up the good work."

Dr. Gevork Kherlopian (USA): "Dear Editors: I read you paper with great satisfaction.It carries me back to my childhood and youth. It also nourishes me with religious and intellectual values. I pay special attention to articles dealing with the issues our churches are facing today. I think we need to be more cautious and with more understanding of the contemporary problems all Churches and Christianity is forced to face all over the world."

Haig Darakjian, commenting on the article title "The Role of the Layperson in the Armenian Evangelical Church": I definitely agree with God's sovereignty and his power. But I think Rev. Bakalian is discussing something else. He is pointing out the problem that the "clergy" does all the work of ministry when the Bible clearly says that the ministry is for every single Christian to do. We just went over this in one of my classes! Ephesians 4:11-12 says, "And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ." The job of the pastors is to "equip" the saints so that the Saints can all participate in ministry. Thank God for that...or else pastors would be completely burnt out. What a great system God has created. Thank you for this article, Rev. Bakalian.

Sevan Balabanian (USA): "I check the blog about 2-3 times per week. I feel part of your ministry. God bless you, you are brave Chanitzagans. God bless you."