Five years ago, Cornerstone Church in Bowie, Maryland decided to partner with Convoy of Hope Europe and adopt the community of Glinjeni, Moldova. Cornerstone sent multiple teams every year to the village, repairing houses, digging a well, and building a church. Over the course of three years, Glinjeni started to change. When the Adopt-A-Community program officially finished in 2014, Cornerstone decided to continue the relationship with the church in Glinjeni, and still regularly provides assistance and mentorship.
Five months ago, the church was set on fire due to the influence of the Orthodox church against the evangelical movement. After the fire was put out, people from the community whose lives had been changed through the Adopt-A-Community program arrived to help clear away the debris. Cornerstone also helped with the rebuilding process.
Walking in the doors of the church now, the smell of smoke is still heavy in the air, but the building itself looks better than ever. Despite opposition, the project in Glinjeni is still alive and growing. Thanks to the partnership with Cornerstone and Convoy of Hope Europe, the people in the village of Glinjeni have seen commitment from the church to their community. They have seen the church overcome struggles while remaining generous to those who have hurt them. Most of all, they have seen that there is hope beyond their current conditions through a transforming relationship with Jesus Christ!