Canadian Youth Mission To Armenia – CYMA 2013

I am delighted and glad to announce the return of the 2013 CYMA Mission to Armenia once again. Since 1993 during the summer months, the Canadian Youth Mission to Armenia participants have traveled on a memorable journey to Armenia to assist in rebuilding villages, facilities, churches, and provide aid to Armenia. Annually this mission is very important to provide humanitarian work, binding youth to their homeland Armenia, and dedicated to assisting the children of Armenia. CYMA is part of the project by the Diocese of the Armenian Church of Canada. This years mission to Armenia will be to renovate a school in the Geghadir village. In addition to renovating the school a children’s workshop, distribution of humanitarian aid, and local community visitations will also take place in the village.

The main purpose of the Canadian Youth Mission to Armenia is to experience a fulfilling journey, to learn, and participants will experience something totally different to live with local families to develop and strengthen the emotional and spiritual bond between Armenian youth, as well as Canada and Armenia. This years Journey to Armenia will be from July 8, 2013 until August 8th, 2013. For 4 weeks, Youth will not only be rebuilding the school in Geghadir Village, they will always go on excursions to visit Historical Landmarks of Armenia, visiting churches, museums, and visiting the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan, Armenia. which is the Country’s Capital, also visiting St Etchmiadzin which is the First church ever built, among going to Lake Sevan and having a swim, recreational time, experiencing tasting Armenian food, the night life, day life, and among spending time with each other who will be participating, creating everlasting friendships, and returning back home with a new perspective on life, to be nurtured, educated, getting out in the world to see new things, to develop a whole new outlook on life, to spread the word on what they learned, what they experienced, and what it meant for each person to be there, and so much more.

CYMA has always been and will always be dedicated to its mission, and for many years to come.

CYMA is open to anyone over the age of 17, as of July 1st, 2013 and anybody can participate in this beautiful journey to the homeland motherland Armenia.

THE COST

The cost of the trip including airfare, food, transportation, excursion and accommodation

will be $2,800  $300 non refundable deposit by April 15 ($500 by May 1).

Second Payment: By June 1,  $1,700.

Final Payment: By June 19, $ 975

History

Canadian Youth Mission to Armenia LEGACY

1993 Built a school in Ararat
1994 Renovated a seminary and an adjacent church in Harich
1995 Renovated “Nor Tbrots” school in Ararat
1996 Renovated “Megheti” children’s day campus in Dilijan
1997 Day Camp for 200 orphans in Dzaghgatsor
1998 Renovated Khor Virab & conducted day camps in Ararat
1999 Renovated Dzaghgatsor orphanage
2000 Renovated school in Aradashen
2001 Youth Pilgrimage commemorating 1700th Anniversary of Christianity
2002 Continued renovations of school in Aradashen
2003 Renovation of a kindergarten in Taleen
2004 Many Hands, One Heart! Saghmosavank
2005 Building our Future! Renovation of Christian Education Center in Armavir
2006 Renovation of a kindergarten in the village of Aradashen.
2007 Extend Your Hand Expend Your Family: Renovation of St. Nshan Church in Armavir
2008 Oshagan Village
2009 Oshagan Village
2010 Geghadir Village Renovation of the Village  school.

2012 Geghadir Village continuing the Renovation of the School.

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You can gain more information from Deacon Ivan Gyadayan or Bedros Kokorian from Toronto and Montreal Parishes. Flight will be from Montreal, Quebec.

For more information please call:

Deacon Ivan, Montreal  514-549-0416.

Email: deaconivangyadayan@gmail.com

615, Stuart Outremont, Qc, Canada H2V 3H2

Bedros Kokorian, Toronto 416-804-4763

Email: kokorian@rogers.com

Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church

920 Progress Ave, Scarborough, Ont. Canada M1G 3T5

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Thank you, and we hope you will join CYMA 2013 for a rewarding and beautiful experience to take on with you for life.

Great Night Out With Great Friends

I realized so much tonight by just going out with my friends that I go out with most Friday nights. I realized who my true friends are and who keep my head above water at all times. Tonight was one of the greatest times of my life. It was a nice relaxing and wonderful night. I realize that they truly care a lot for me and they are people I can talk to about anything and just spill my heart out. This week especially has been an emotional roller coaster ride for me and just so much worry about things which I shouldn’t worry, but its in my nature to do so. I am always worried about other people and care so much for people that I sometimes let myself go and only care for other peoples needs. I know I shouldn’t do that, but it is in my nature. Tonight took my mind off of so many things and I just had a peaceful, wonderful time not thinking about anything that bothered me.

I believe that when you find the right people to be with, and the right people to confide in and tell things to, I think that is the most special thing ever in this life. I am so happy to have found people whom get me and whom have my back when things are rough and tough. I have so much to be thankful for and as I looked at my friends tonight and thought in my head, they have got to be the coolest people ever. I am super glad I got to meet them. If it wasn’t for me going to Armenian events, bible studies, and being in the Armenian community. I would have never met these people and I would have never had this close bond with them. I am super happy that they are part of my life and I am ever so grateful for having people like them in my life that make me laugh and where I can be myself with. If I cannot be myself with people, I cannot be they’re friends and I cannot function properly, but with the people I was with tonight, I feel so comfortable and happy.

I wish everyone well and I wish everyone will find the right people to be with and to spend time with. I think it is very important to be with the right crowd and to understand each other and doing fun things together and no destroying things and acting out. As some groups destruct, vandalize others property and everything. It is super important to get into the right crowd. You wouldn’t want to end up on the news or anything would you? Always choose your friends wisely.