NC Baptist Men will continue with projects in Armenia in 2014. Teams going have helped the Baptist Union of Armenia to become one of the largest evengelical groups in Armenia. Their needs are for help in purchasing or constructing of buildings for churches. Funds are needed for renovation materials and labor to hire some Armenians to help with construction. The purpose of the project is to work with the Armenia Baptist Union and national pastors to reach communities for Christ. Vacation Bible School, men and ladies conferences, sports, glasses, music/drama and health clinics are needed. Anything with children will be good because of number of children.
The purpose of these projects is construction and evangelism in Armenia. Teams will have an opportunity to visit, work with and get to know Armenians as well as worship in their Baptist churches. Team members are encouraged to affirm our Baptist brothers and sisters and share their faith with people they meet.
NC Baptist Men will purchase airline tickets for you at our best price. We will invoice you for tickets and any insurance we handle for you. This must be paid before tickets are distributed. You must have Volunteer Missionary Travel Insurance that we include on all NCBM team members. There is available a Trip Cancellation Insurance at our cost, if you would be interested. This means each member must take money to cover food, lodging, in country travel, VBS materials, building materials, etc. (See below). You do not have to account to NC Baptist Men for these funds.
Each team must provide the cost of materials for projects. Building materials are available in country. VBS materials and crafts should be taken with you. Bibles may be purchased through Asatur Nahapetyan.
Glasses(reading) are always needed by the Armenians.
Teams should be comprised of no more than 12 members. Some construction and Vacation Bible School knowledge is helpful. On-site coordinators will arrange logistics for teams. Applicants must be at least 16 years old to participate.
Those wishing to participate should do the following:
Team leader should sign up and reserve their project from the list below. Once team leader has been confirmed by project coordinator, he or she will be sent instructions for registering team members.
Team leader should send a non-refundable deposit of $500. to NCBM when you reserve a project. This may be applied later to trip cost.
Deposit of $200 per person due when you are approved. The final balance payment per person is due no later than 30 days prior to the date of your departure. (Once tickets are purchased, they are non-refundable and non-transferable).
Have a valid passport. If you do not have a valid passport you will need to get one immediately. It usually takes 4-8 weeks to process a new passport.
Team members must be in good physical health. Anyone with a chronic medical condition should not volunteer for these projects. Many areas of work will be quite hot and dusty. Volunteers will need to make sure the following shots are up to date: Typhoid, Hepatitis A, and Tetanus. Tell whoever administers your shots that you will be traveling to Armenia. (They may suggest other shots. This is up to you.)
All travel will be arranged by NC Baptist Men’s office. Any deviations from dates listed must be approved by NCBM. All volunteers must depart from Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh/Durham, Asheville, or Atlanta. (Travel may be possible from other cities, but may involve an additional cost.)
Living and Working Conditions
Those participating in this effort must be flexible and willing to work as a member of the team. Travel, living, and working conditions may be difficult at times. The work may be strenuous and the climate will be different. Once applications and deposits have been received, team members will be given information, which will answer many questions about the trip.
Smoking, chewing tobacco, and drinking alcoholic beverages is highly offensive to Armenian Christians. Team members must refrain from these activities while in Armenia.
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