Armenian Ministries is an independent Christian charitable mission based in Lincolnshire, England. Registered as a charity in the year 2000, the mission was started by Ivan (Vahram) Pambakian, who himself was an Armenian, but had lived in England for many years. In the early 1990s, Ivan, with his wife, Sona, felt the Lord’s calling to help and encourage their brothers and sisters in the Lord in Armenia.
Over the next few years, the doors of opportunity opened and Ivan and Sona were able to travel to Armenia to start to fulfil this calling – the work of Armenian Ministries was born. Ivan went home to be with his beloved Saviour in 2011, after which point, the work has been led by Michael and Perouz Harrison (Ivan and Sona’s daughter).
The charity has as its foundation several aims at the heart of which is relieving, helping and supporting the poor and spreading the good news of the gospel.
These aims are achieved, with the collaboration of our network of volunteers in the UK and a number of full-time workers in Armenia, in several practical ways :
- The distribution of food parcels, help with winter heating and financial assistance towards medical bills to those in greatest need.
- The distribution of humanitarian aid such as clothes, shoes, bedding and so on. These items are sent to Armenia from the UK in our aid containers.
- The free-of-charge distribution of the Eastern Armenian Bible which was translated a number of years ago in a joint project between ourselves and Trinitarian Bible Society.
- The translation and distribution of Christian literature free-of-charge to make the gospel known, encourage the believers and as Bible study aids.
- Weekly children’s Bible clubs in several locations and also summer Bible camps which run for a number of weeks through the summer.
- Visitation of the poor to help, encourage and tell them the good news of the gospel.
For more information see their website https://www.armenianministries.org.uk