Who are we?
Armenian Ministries was registered as a UK charity (number: 1082371) in September 2000. However, the work began many years earlier when the late director, Ivan Pambakian, felt the Lord calling him to help his brothers and sisters in the Lord in his homeland of Armenia. At that time, the nation had experienced a tragic earthquake and was blockaded from the outside world by its neighbours. The level of physical poverty was enormous but during this time, God's spirit moved across the land and many turned to Christ as their Saviour. Since those early years, the work has expanded and we have seen God's abundant blessing poured out upon it.
Ivan was taken home in February 2011, after which his son-in-law, Michael Harrison, took on the role of director. The legacy that Ivan left behind continues to have impact on the current work of Armenian Ministries. By God's grace, the work is still expanding to meet the ever-increasing spiritual and physical needs in Armenia today. The main objectives of our work today are to:
- Translate Christian literature into Armenian (including the Bible).
- Teach children the gospel through regular Sunday schools and holiday bible camps.
- Send humanitarian aid, such as clothes and food, to the needy in Armenia.
- Translate and send teaching and training manuals and equipment for use in Christian seminars and Sunday schools.
- Provide financial help for medical emergencies, and fuel and food for the destitute.