PARAMUS, NJ–The Armenian Missionary Association of America announced this week that the construction of a new bridge leading to AMAA Sheen Shoghik Camp in Hankavan was completed in October.
In May of 2007 the bridge leading to Hankavan Camp in Armenia was destroyed due to the heavy rain and the overflowing of the river near the entrance. An urgent appeal was made to the public asking for help to reconstruct the bridge. Thanks to the generosity of AMAA members and friends, and support received from Armenian Evangelical Churches worldwide $40,000 was raised for this purpose.
A temporary bridge was installed to the camp providing limited access before the camp season started in June of 2008. In August construction of a new and permanent bridge began, and within three months a new bridge was installed. The total cost of the construction was $45,000.
The AMAA Board of Directors and the AMAA Summer Camp Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who supported this vital project. Thanks to their generosity, the bridge to Hankavan Camp is open.
The summer camp program is vital for children in Armenia, who come to camp to enjoy the beauty of the nature, nurture, have association with friends, play, and learn that they are loved by Christ.