You are invited to journey to Project AGAPE, Armenia as part of a NC Conference mission team. The team is a combined Construction and Medical team to the town of Bedzor, Armenia. The trip is scheduled to be approximately two weeks in length and is planned for the the September 1-20, 2011 time frame. Please contact JP McGuire at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 919-920-7282 for more information or to apply.
Armenia is a nation with an extremely long history; and unfortunately that history has included great pain, over and over again – from both natural disaster and by human hand. Coming at the end of a generation of Soviet occupation, on December 7, 1988, the nation was rocked by a 6.9 earthquake – only to be followed 4 hours later by a 5.8 earthquake. The death toll numbered 45,000, with over 500,000 left homeless. This natural disaster occurred while Armenia was in a military conflict with Azerbaijan which did not come to an official end until 1994. Thousands died in the fighting. Today, there remain thousands of refugees who have never been able to return to their homes.
Since 1994, Project AGAPE has sought to bring relief, hope, and the word of Christ into this area of despair and heart-break. This mission team will continue this outreach of love and hope.
This team is limited to 20. The medical doctor portion of the team membership has been filled – but there are still positions available in construction, and 1 or 2 positions still to be filled for a dentist.
The cost of the Armenia trip is expected to be in the $3,000.00 range – all inclusive (airfare, ground transport and accommodations and meals).
The team is being led by J.P. McGuire, the Conference Board of Missions Construction Ministry lead contractor. JP has twenty-five years of experience in international UMVIM work teams, has led multiple international mission trips, and has served as an UMVIM staff member at the Jurisdictional level. He has taught history and architectural drafting at the college level.
Please contact JP McGuire at email@example.com, or at 919-920-7282 for more information or to apply.
And please remember, January is Project AGAPE month. More more information how you can support this critical ministry, please see: Project AGAPE Month.