Letters from Armenia

ARINA – 7/20/2023

This letter is from Arina,* who is sponsored by His Eminence Archbishop Anoushavan. 

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


Dear Sponsor, 

My name is Maro and I am Arina’s mother. I am writing to you because she is still little. 

My husband David was first lieutenant in the Armenian army; he was doing reconnaissance. He 

was killed on October 20, 2020, in Hadrout. 

Arina is already 2 years old. She started talking and her first word was “papa.” She has only met her father in photographs. When we visit Yerablur, she recognizes his photo and calls “papa.” 

I am doing my best to raise Arina a worthy daughter of her father and she will be proud to have 

a heroic father who sacrificed his life for us and for his country. 

We are extremely grateful to you for your assistance and for this whole endeavor. Your support is very important to us. 

Arina sends her warmest regards. 


Maro and Arina