Letters from Armenia

MARK – 5/18/2023

The Prelacy’s Orphan Sponsorship program, established in 1993, remains the centerpiece of the Prelacy’s mission in Armenia and Artsakh. We are pleased to share some of the letters that children regularly address to their sponsors.   

This week’s letter is from Mark,* who is sponsored by Sahag Dardarian.  

* We use only the first names of the children to protect their privacy. 


Dear Sponsor, 

This is Mark from Chartar city of Artsakh. I am an honor student of 6th grade in 

school. I go to engineering laboratory Armat, and I want to become a computer 



Soon it’ll be five months since the blockade of Artsakh. There are a lot of 

difficulties, and sometimes the feeling of despair overwhelms us, but we stay 

strong and don’t break. Knowing that Artsakh is ours, that it’s our homeland gives 

us strength. We hope that we will overcome these difficulties and that we will 

never be forced to leave our country. I am happy that there are people like you 

who tend us helping hand. 

Live long and prosper. 

I hope that I’ll get to meet you one day.