Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ.
For 25 years, the North Carolina Conference, together with the Western North Carolina Conference, has been in partnership with the church in Armenia. Armenia is the oldest Christian nation in the world. We have the delight of a partnership reaching into an area of Armenia where no other helping organizations are present.
In Nagorno-Karabakh, the people have been helped through our partnership. We have established together an orphanage, a school, a hospital and we offer continual help to farming families and, at Christmas, we offer Christmas boxes to children. In most cases, this is the only gift children receive. The Christmas boxes look like this and they’re packed with things like gloves and socks and headbands and toboggans, school supplies, health supplies, toothbrushes, combs, toothpaste, a mirror, and an age-appropriate toy.
Thank you for giving these boxes, for delivering them to the MERCI Center by Nov. 1. Your help is urgently needed this week to check all these boxes so that they might be loaded into containers and sent by shipping container to Armenia. Thank you for volunteering this week and for all of your generosity through Project Agape.