Mission: Armenia 2021– Day 11 & 12
Monday and Tuesday were busy days for us, with several visits for counseling and/or fellowship as well as taking care of business, so to speak.
On Monday morning, we picked up another thousand copies of God’s Workshop (the Armenian translation of Pastor Joseph’s devotional book) from the printer and then delivered them to the home of Sister Gayane who has graciously been storing our tracts and books for the last few years and helping us distribute them. We spent some time in her home, where four other women and our friend Samuel—all part of Gayane’s community—were gathered, and we were blessed by the sharing of testimonies and some singing. From there we went to visit the brother of Arayik to offer him some encouragement and support and to pray with him.
On Tuesday morning we had a family briefly visit us at the hotel before we picked up our friend Emmi and drove to the site of the baptismal service we will have on Thursday (Emmi is the one who made all the arrangements before we arrived in Armenia). We wanted to make sure everything was in order, and we were rather stunned when we arrived. We knew we were renting a heated pool, but we did not expect to have access to such a comfortable and lovely venue and for a reasonable price. We’re pleased that the few dozen people who will gather on Thursday will be able to celebrate the occasion in privacy and peace.
After chatting for a while with the owner of this home, we went to visit a man named Gagik who needed some counseling. We then rested in the hotel for a couple of hours before making one more visit. We’d been invited for supper at the home of our dear friend Anna and enjoyed having fellowship with her Bible study group that gathers there weekly.
Please pray about the baptismal service coming up and for those who will be taking this step (we still are not sure of the final number but it’s approaching 20) and about the visits we still need to make. We can’t meet all the needs, which can be frustrating at times, so we need wisdom about how to spend our last week here. Thank you for your prayers and encouraging messages!