Overcoming Difficult Times: A Story from AMAA Child Sponsorship

The Global Ministries Child and Elder Sponsorship Program shares this wonderful story from the Armenian Missionary Association of America's (AMAA) Child Sponsorship Program. Learn more about the Global Ministries Child and Elder Sponsorship Program.

When Alla was just 4 years old, her parents got divorced. Alla had to move to her grandmother’s house where she, her mother Lousine, and her two uncles lived. Four years later, Alla's father died of a heart attack. The transition between her parents divorcing, moving into a different home and her father dying placed Alla and her mother in a psychological crisis.

A relative introduced Alla and her mother to the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA) Center in Gyumri, Armenia, where Alla attended Sunday School and a theatrical group. Due to their social condition, Alla became included in AMAA’s Child Sponsorship Program. 

Utilizing her sewing skills, Lousine participated in events hosted by the AMAA Center by making costumes and designing the stage. She also volunteered as a Math teacher at “Shogh” Day Center and a summer camp volunteer at Sheen-Shoghig Camp in Hankavan. Consequently, AMAA decided to hire Alla’s mother as a full-time tutor.

Over the years, the family’s social condition improved drastically. Alla has become an active participant in camps. She is very talented and smart. The support of the AMAA Gyumri Community helped Lousine and Alla have stronger faith and belief in God. Today, Lousine has become financially independent. She and Alla are respected and loved among the community.

Learn more about the AMAA Child Sponsorship Program and the Global Ministries Child and Elder Sponsorship Program.

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
-Isaiah 41:10


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  • Global Ministries (Disciples of Christ and United Church of Christ)
    published this page in News 2020-02-04 15:57:04 -0500