Visiting a new country can be daunting. As the Women Together team embarked on a first-time trip to Armenia, they were filled with questions: What should we expect? Who will we meet? What we learn? What will be the result of our visit?
Three women embarked on the journey to Armenia: Veronika Nuzhna (Women Together Ukraine Co-ordinator), Elena Gomela (Bible College Professor from Ukraine), and Margaret Gibb (Women Together Executive Director). The team was immediately put at ease when they arrived at the Yerevan airport and were greeted by two smiling young women holding a welcoming sign.
Veronika, Elena, and Margaret were delighted to meet many women who gathered outside of Yerevan for Women Together’s first retreat in Armenia. The retreat was coordinated by Manooshak Keshishian, a leader in her local church. The retreat was a special time of training, sharing, prayer, worship, and relationship-building. A memorable moment was at the end of the retreat when the women began dancing to some uplifting Armenian music! Their joy was contagious!
The women of Armenia want more of God and want to do more for God! They are beautiful women, ready and longing to be encouraged, equipped, and empowered to fulfill their calling in their nation.
We learned, like in all countries, that when God gets a women’s heart, He gets everything.
We are looking forward to much more involvement in the beautiful nation of Armenia!