Reverend Joseph D. Matossian, Minister to the Armenian Evangelical Union of North America, visited the Ararat Home Board of Trustees in Mission Hills on September 25, 2014. The Board had invited the Reverend to its customary dinner and monthly Board meeting, where he had the opportunity to meet each trustee and be more closely introduced to the scope of work done at Ararat Home.
In his opening remarks, Board Chairman Joseph Kanimian, Esq. welcomed Reverend Matossian, introduced him to the Board and thanked him for being a long-time supporter of Ararat Home. The Chairman also presented the Reverend gifts of special Ararat Home memorabilia as a token of appreciation.
After offering the opening prayer of the meeting, Reverend Matossian addressed the entire Board. He thanked the Board for its warm welcome and fellowship and blessed its efforts in the challenging task of fundraising. The Reverend briefly presented his background, ministry and current involvement in the community, and he expressed his love for God as well as for the Armenian nation and people. He spoke of the Armenian Evangelical Union’s collaboration with the Armenian Apostolic and Catholic Churches and of their shared concern regarding maintaining their connection with the Armenian youth. He affirmed the need for all members of the community to serve as examples of friendship, love and peace for our youth. Reverend Matossian concluded by thanking the Board for its passion and commitment to the worthy mission of Ararat Home, where compassionate care is provided to our elders.