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Jinishian Memorial Program


What is the Jinishian Memorial Program?


Relief. Development. Faith.

With a 50 year legacy of service and 100% local teams, Jinishian reaches over 65,000 Armenians each year in Syria, Lebanon, Armenia, Istanbul, Jerusalem, Georgia, and Artsakh.

Survivors of the Armenian Genocide still struggle today. We respond swiftly in changing conditions with compassion, innovation, and integrity.

Where there is poverty and despair, we bring self-sufficiency and hope by

  • Caring for a vulnerable Christian minority trapped in Syria’s relentless violence, scarcity, and inflation. See video from Syria
  • Helping the increasingly strained population in Lebanon while aiding an influx of refugees.
  • Renewing the faith and promise of post-communist Armenia by focusing on long-term, community-based social and economic development.

In a spirit of Christian unity, we partner with Apostolic, Catholic, and Evangelical churches to serve the Armenian community as a whole—socially, economically, and spiritually.

We invite you to learn more about the wide scope of our programs and how you can get involved.

2016 JMP Annual Gratitude Report

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Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, April 24

A systematic massacre of 1.5 million Armenians began in 1915 and continued into the early 1920s. The 221st General Assembly (2014) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) called on congregations to remember this event in worship annually and directed church leadership to urge the United States President and Congress to condemn the acts as genocide as well. Continue reading

PREPARE FOR WORSHIP! Every year April 24th is a Day of Remembrance. Click to download printable resources including a Minute for Missions insert. Find more here


Jinishian Memorial Program 2016 Gratitude Report

The Jinishian Memorial Program is on a mission of hope to give struggling Armenian communities the chance to thrive. Read our 2016 Annual Gratitude Report to learn about current needs in the Middle East and Armenia and to be inspired by the difference we are making together. We thank God for all those who support… Read more »

Jinishian Jottings Winter 2016

Mission updates from the Middle East and Armenia. Read hopeful reports from within Syria and among refugees. With help from JMP, one family is making a life against the odds in Aleppo, and one refugee is rebuilding his life in Lebanon after devastating loss. The Jinishian Memorial Program has served within these communities for 50… Read more »

Jinishian Jottings Fall 2014

Stories highlight the breadth of Jinishian’s impact and then itemize specific key needs: Relieving wartime struggles in Syria; Bringing joy to children in need throughout the Middle East; Reversing the fate of at-risk teens, providing vital health outreach and elder-care in Lebanon; A vision of lasting change for a stronger Armenia.

Jinishian Jottings Spring 2016

There is hope after a century of atheism and genocide. Read the story of an ancient village overlooking Ararat where Jinishian programs are sharing faith in Christ with a new generation of Armenian children and inspiring an economic revival for farmers . Plus, a new tour, new events, and new partners prove that JMP is… Read more »
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