Many of us were looking forward to being with our Project Agape Director, Nara Melkonyan and her niece, Ani. Sadly they were both denied a visa to come visit with us, despite 20 years of ministry partnership and nine previous trips to the North Carolina and Western North Carolina Conferences. We are looking forward to finding other options to learn more about our ministry and mission in Armenia, the oldest Christian nation in the world.
Although it is our hope for a future visit, we will explore possible virtual interactions. Churches that had Nara on their schedules may want to invite someone from the Project Agape Board to make presentations. North Carolina Conference folks, please contact Rev. Bill Haddock (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Nara Melkonyan, NC Conference missioner assigned to work with AGAPE in Nagorno-Karabakh, will be visiting churches in NC April 4 – 15, 2018. Nara Melkonyan and her staff have received and distributed well over 50 containers of donated supplies over the years. Work teams have entered that area from both Conferences and have built a hospital, an orphanage, a health clinic, and an after-school program. In addition, AGAPE has built a complex where guests can stay.
Nara’s presentations in the North Carolina Annual Conference will take her to almost every district during the 12 days that we are able to host her this year. Each church welcomes visitors from other churches to come for the presentations. Where meals are mentioned, please let the church pastor know in advance so that appropriate preparations can be made. For questions about Nara’s itinerary, please contact Rev. Bill Haddock: 910.262.3831; email@example.com.
overnight w/ Haddocks
|4/4||7 pm||Village Church||Rolesville||presentation|
|4/7||10 am||Haw River UMC||Haw River||brunch/presentation|
|4/7||5 pm||Resurrection UMC||Durham||dinner/presentation|
& 11 am
|Christ UMC, Chapel Hill||Chapel Hill||presentation at worship|
|4/8||4:30 pm – 6:30 pm||Front Street UMC||Burlington||light dinner/
|4/9||6 pm||West Nash UMC||Wilson||dinner/presentation|
|4/10||10 am||Englewood UMC||Rocky Mount||brunch/presentation|
|4/10||6:30 pm||Calvary Memorial UMC||Snow Hill||dinner/presentation|
|4/11||11 am – 1 pm||Brogden UMC||Brogden||lunch/presentation|
|4/11||6 pm||Saulston UMC||Saulston||special time w/children|
|4/11||7 pm||Saulston UMC||Saulston||Nara meets w/ adults|
|4/12||all day||Conference meetings -UM Building||Garner|
|4/12||7 pm||Smyrna UMC||Smyrna||presentation|
|4/15||11 am||Mt. Carmel UMC/Salem UMC||Goldsboro||worship/lunch|
|4/15||5 pm||West End UMC||West End||presentation|