About the Author

Kaarina Ann Ham was raised in Western New York by parents committed to the Great Commission. Adolescent years took her family to New England where the missionary calling progressed. Undergraduate study at Eastern Nazarene College near Boston and graduate study at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena further nurtured the urge toward cross-cultural mission. The year 1979 marked the beginning of travels to the Soviet Union, followed by pioneering missionary service in the Soviet Satellite States of East-Central Europe during the 1980s, and a focus on the post-Soviet Russian Federation during the 1990s. In recent years, a deep tug at her heart has brought her to the Republic of Armenia. She is grateful for the privilege of pursuing this historic 40-year spiritual calling as God has prospered the journey from Boston to Pasadena to Chicago to Vienna to Moscow to Samara to Yerevan.