Our day was dedicated mainly to equipping the friends who do a lot of the hands-on work of distributing Bibles, New Testaments, gospel tracts and devotional books on our behalf. In the morning we went to pick up hundreds of books (purchased or printed by Joseph Hovsepian Ministries, with the help of our donors) from one of our brothers and took them to the home of another family that helps us.

We had some sobering conversations about the severe challenges many families here face—not only the financial hardships that are easy to spot but situations of grave abuse that are not apparent to the casual observer. We have spoken to many young people who are despairing about their futures, feeling hopeless about employment, marriage, health and any kind of real happiness.