Inspired it seems by none other than Aristotle, Rachel Melikian wrote in her Op-Ed in the L.A. Times last year: “The Armenian sparrow sings songs of our tales to the world. Our stories had gone with our martyrs, but we cherish the memories of dear truth … We must be ready to become heroes of our nation, for truth will mark the end of the enemy’s lies.”
Though I don’t know entirely or precisely where she’s coming from theologically, politically, or philosophically, I can certainly resonate with at least some of Ms. Melikian’s sentiment. In nearly every category, much has been robbed from Armenia over many centuries. That being validated, it is still a land of promise. I can say that because the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ is alive and well here. I have seen it with my own eyes.
I thought I’d send you a few more photos before I fly out early tomorrow. There’s one of me teaching with my translator in Ararat, and a few others with some of my team members. I’ll also throw in a couple from Lake Sevan, and a few from the capital city of Yerevan.
Please pray me home. It’s almost a 24-hour trip, and I’m tired even before I depart. But it’s a “good tired” if you know what I mean.
Thanks for sharing the journey with me. Much love.