Today the Armenian Medical Mission Team started off the morning with a run up the Cascades, which offered a beautiful view of Yerevan. Next, we went to Echmiadzin and saw many famous Armenian relics including the spear that pierced Jesus’ side and a petrified piece of wood believed to have been a remnant of Noah’s Ark found on Mount Ararat. After our visit to Echmiadzin, the team traveled to Khor Virab where we were met with a breathtaking view of Mount Ararat and ventured into the pit that once imprisoned Gregory the Illuminator. After this stop, the group split, with half heading North to Vanadzor and half heading South to Sisian. On the way to Sisian, the South team stopped for lunch next to the Areni-1 cave complex located in the village of Areni in the Vayots Dzor province, home of the first ever leather shoe and oldest winery in the world.
When we arrived in Sisian, we set up our clinic at the local church, unpacking countless boxes of medicine and other supplies. We have a big day ahead of us as we anticipate our first day of service to the people of Sisian, and we thank God for blessing us with this opportunity to help others!
Corrie and George Phillips