ARMENIA MINISTRY AND TRAINING SCHOOL REPORT: PART
Volume XXXXVIII No. 11
month’s ‘Good News’ report, we are praising God for the
wonderful ministry in Armenia God gave Marge and me. It
was a wonderful Bible Training School, wonderful students and
wonderful outreach ministry and services. However before
we give the report, let us tell a little of "Who are they"?
One of the world's oldest civilizations,
Armenia once included Mount Ararat which the Bible identifies as
the mountain Noah's Ark rested on after the flood. They have a
saying that everyone in the world is Armenian because we all
descended from Noah and his family. When they left the
Ark, they came down to Armenia.
It was the first country in the world to
officially embrace Christianity as it’s religion (A.D. 301).
OUTREACH SERVICE, HALL PACKED. MANY RESPOND TO THE MESSAGE OF
ARMENIAN STUDENTS LISTEN INTENTLY TO THE TEACHING OF GOD’S WORD!
|The Armenians belong to the
Caucasian race. According to legend, a man by the name of Haik,
during the building of the Tower of Babel (where men banded
together to build the tower so that they could reach heaven)
collected a group of good and moral men, like himself, and
marched north to the land of Armenia, settling there.
Christianity began to spread in Armenia
soon after the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ,
due to the efforts of two of his apostles, Thaddeus and
Bartholomew. The city of Yerevan is 2794 years old.
TONY ABRAM PREACHING
MARGE TEACHES ON
|The school in Yerevan,
Armenia has about 60 students. However, we had about 100
students as there were students from previous classes. They had
never heard to hear us teach the Word of God. Nellie, a
young woman who had gone through one of the earlier schools, is
now working with ‘Campus Crusade.’
She was to go to the country of Jordon to
represent Armenia in a conference the same time we were to teach
and minister in Armenia. She said she prayed that we would
change our schedule and come a week later as she wanted so badly
to hear us teach. She said she had heard so much about us and
our teaching. Then at the last moment the conference in Jordan
was canceled. She was so very glad.
Even as much as we loved teaching the Word
to these precious future ministers, I love to see the wonderful
response to the Gospel in our outreach services, the many
pressing forward to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour,
Lord and Master.
We still are thrilled every time we lead
souls to the Living Christ! The Bible tells us that there is
great joy in heaven over a sinner that repents.
Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy
in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that
repenteth. (Luke 10:15)
PEOPLE PRAYING THE SINNER’S PRAYER
TONY ABRAM TEACHING THE WORD OF GOD.
MARGE SINGING THE GOSPEL!
TONY ABRAM PREACHING!
TONY TEACHING STUDENTS
HAND ON HEART, RECEIVING CHRIST!
TONY AFTER HOURS OF MINISTRY, LEANS BACK AS HE SHARES.
|The pastors were thrilled
seeing new people coming to the meeting and being saved. As we
look at the photos of the school and ministry, we give God all
the Glory, Honor and Praise for what He has done! The photo left
of this young man with his hand on his heart repenting and
opening his life to the Lord just thrills our hearts and fuels
us to keep going and preaching, taking the Gospel to the
When we win souls, it give us joy and that
joy gives us strength. Nehemiah 8:10 (KJV) :……. for this day is
holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD
is your strength. Please pray for the workers we taught, that
God will use all of them and that they will all be soul winners.
WE WANT TO HELP BUILD A BIBLE SCHOOL ON
THIS LAND IN YERAVAN, ARMENIA!
You may note above, there is a photo of a
small building and a large piece of ground in the center of the
city. It is owned by the churches. They want to
build a Bible School on this ground. We have pledged
$5,500.00 toward it when they get started. Where will it
come from? Our Father in heaven owns the cattle on a
thousand hills. If He wants to, He is able to sell a cow or two.
Praise the Lord!
For every beast of the forest is mine,
and the cattle upon a thousand hills. (Psalms 50:10)
EDWARD, TONY, PASTORS NODA AND ARTO.
MARGE WITH JASMINE,
MANY COMING TO RECEIVE CHRIST!
TONY WITH EDWARD, INTERPRETER.
|Our two interpreters, Edward
and Jasmine did a wonderful job. Pastor Arto and his father
Pastor Noda were kind hosts. Arto is the Director of the
school, working with Walter Zygarewicz coordinating the teachers
and schedule of the school.
Next month we continue with Armenia Part
II Report in our ‘Good News.’
Pray for us. We are praying or you and
God bless you.
In the service of the King.
Tony and Marge Abram