Tag: Armenia

Regular service-trip participant astounded by time spent with The Fuller Center of Armenia

Regular service-trip participant astounded by time spent with The Fuller Center of Armenia

When Carey and Rick White, a father-son duo from Texas, embarked on their recent trip to Armenia, they did not expect anything out of the ordinary from their regular service trips. Accompanied by friend Stewart Essey, the trio travelled full of excitement and wonder of visiting the world’s first Christian nation. Carey, having travelled to Guatemala, […]

Nearly 28 years after devastating earthquake, Armenian family finally gets decent home

Nearly 28 years after devastating earthquake, Armenian family finally gets decent home

The devastating earthquakes that struck Armenia on Dec. 7, 1988 — a 6.9-magnitude quake and a 5.8-magnitude tremor, hitting just minutes apart — killed more than 60,000 people and destroyed nearly half a million homes. They also struck at a time of political unrest as Armenians were increasingly at odds with their Soviet overseers as […]

Three more Armenian families get decent homes thanks to support of VivaCell-MTS

Three more Armenian families get decent homes thanks to support of VivaCell-MTS

The Fuller Center’s covenant partner on the ground in Armenia passed the 500-home milestone earlier this year, and a significant portion of the families helped has been the result of its partnership with VivaCell-MTS, the country’s leading mobile communications provider. Over the past five years, 135 families in 10 different regions of the country have […]

Groton student Sam Girian reflects on ‘real world’ experience at Legacy Build in Armenia

Groton student Sam Girian reflects on ‘real world’ experience at Legacy Build in Armenia

For 17-year-old Sam Girian of Manchester, Mass., the 2016 Millard Fuller Legacy Build in Vanadzor, Armenia, wasn’t just another service trip. It was an opportunity to learn about himself and the world around him. The high school junior isn’t short on life experience: He lives away from his family at a rigorous college preparatory boarding […]

Armenian Marriott Hotel Yerevan staff help family of 11 complete home

Armenian Marriott Hotel Yerevan staff help family of 11 complete home

For the 10th year, Armenia Marriott Hotel Yerevan has joined forces with The Fuller Center for Housing Armenia team to help a family have a simple, decent place to live. This time, they helped the Aloyan family complete a home the family has been building for four years. The Aloyans — Sargis and wife Anie […]

VIDEO: Father Yeprem Kelegian talks about joy of building with Armenian families

VIDEO: Father Yeprem Kelegian talks about joy of building with Armenian families

Father Yeprem Kelegian — who most recently was pastor of St. Mesrob Church in Racine, Wisconsin — has long been focused on helping parishioners at his churches put their Christian faith into action, especially in Armenia. Like many Americans of Armenian descent, Father Kelegian has strong ties to the homeland — especially because his father […]

Reflecting upon a memorable week of building in Armenia

Reflecting upon a memorable week of building in Armenia

The 2016 Millard Fuller Legacy Build is a two-parter — with the first week an international blitz in Armenia last week where volunteers worked alongside 12 families to help them move from living in metal containers (known as “domiks”) to simple, decent homes. The second part of the 2016 Legacy Build will be in the […]

Report and photos from the Millard Fuller Legacy Build in Armenia

Report and photos from the Millard Fuller Legacy Build in Armenia

More than 60 volunteers have converged on the community of Vanadzor in the Lori Region of Armenia this week to help 12 families have simple, decent places to live during the international portion of the 2016 Millard Fuller Legacy Build. Many of the partner families this week are still dealing with the aftermath of a […]