ACYOA Mission Trip
"You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name." John 15:16
The ACYOA Mission Trip is a weekend-long, faith-based service trip for young adults to provide outreach to a mission parish of the Eastern Diocese and its community at large. The ACYOA Central Council revived this initiative in February 2020 by partnering with Habitat for Humanity.
ACYOA Seniors Mission Trip
February 16-19, 2023 | Atlanta, Georgia
The ACYOA Mission Trip is a weekend-long, faith-based service trip for young adults to build connections and provide outreach to a mission parish of the Eastern Diocese and its community at large.
Fifteen ACYOA Seniors representing ten parishes across the Eastern Diocese gathered in Atlanta, Georgia from February 16-19 for a fulfilling weekend of service, education, worship, witness and fellowship on the 2023 ACYOA Seniors Mission Trip.
The four-day experience led participants through a rewarding Habitat for Humanity house build in Acworth, Georgia, opportunities for group prayer and reflection sessions, a night of dancing with the Armenian Church of Atlanta community, and much more.
The participants were accompanied by group leader Rev. Fr. Yeprem Kelegian, along with assistant leaders Arin Parsanian of St. Nersess Armenian Seminary and Jennifer Morris of the Eastern Diocese.
A full recap and photos from the 2023 Mission Trip can be viewed below.
The cost of the program was being underwritten by the ACYOA Central Council, using the proceeds of the 2022 Bishop's 5K and grant monies received from the Dadourian Foundation. All participants were provided lodging, ground transportation, and two meals a day. In addition, the participant fees and donation for Habitat for Humanity were covered.
Read more and view photos from the 2023 ACYOA Mission Trip below.