GLENDALE — In a series of activities dedicated to the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide undertaken by the Armenian Evangelical Community on both Coasts, the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA) recently published the English version of Hrant Güzelian’s “The Youth Home of Istanbul: A Story of the Remnants’ Homecoming” (Bolso Badanegan Doun). Güzelian, who was a survivor of the Armenian Genocide, founded the Youth Home of Istanbul in the basement of the Armenian Evangelical Church of Gedik Pasha and dedicated his life to searching and rescuing hundreds of Islamized Armenian youth living in historic Armenia, among whom were Hrant and Rakel Dink.
The launching of the English translation of Güzelian’s book, organized by the Joint Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee of the AMAA and the Armenian Evangelical Union of North America (AEUNA) will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 7:30 PM at the Armenian Society of Los Angeles, 117 South Louise Street, Glendale, CA.
The book will be presented by Edwin Minassian, Esq., Rev. Vatche Ekmekjian, the pastor of the Immanuel Armenian Congregational Church of Downey, CA and Zaven Khanjian, the Executive Director/CEO of the AMAA. Hasmig Baran, Ed.D., will serve as the Mistress of Ceremonies. The Armenian community of Southern California is cordially invited to attend this special event to celebrate the life of Hrant Güzelian, an unsung Armenian Evangelical hero.
Güzelian’s book will be available for purchase. For more information please call AEUNA at 818.500.8839 or AMAA at 201.265.2607.