Archbishop Hovnan Derderian came out to the desert at the end of August, to meet with the new Parish Council and Der Krikor. Carolon Nigosian prepared a delicious dinner, which was held in our social hall. Surpazan commented on how beautiful the newly decorated hall is and enjoyed the relaxed setting of our dinner and meeting. The meeting was very productive as we discussed our financial hurdles and set goals for a continued growth of this community. He was very encouraged by the many activities that the Parish Council has implemented and immediately suggested several of his own ideas for future events in the desert. He is looking forward to visiting again on October 11th, where he will celebrate the Divine Liturgy and enjoy a lunch with our parishioners. He would like to meet each and every one of you on that day.