Adopt-A-Community

Countless small communities throughout Europe lack basic health, education, and support systems. Many villages need basic sanitation, schools, and simple community centers in order to sustain a movement toward a higher quality of life. Without these basic elements, each new generation is deprived of the basic tools needed to break the cycle of poverty in their community.

Convoy of Hope Europe’s Adopt-A-Community program partners an organization or church with a community in Europe to meet a specific need. Each program has a clearly identified objective, and involves a three to five year commitment from each party. Objectives from past programs have included building schools, renovating orphanages, road repairs, and installing indoor plumbing in community buildings. Current projects extend from installing water filtration systems to opening community centers.

Even small changes have a big impact on the general population, as was demonstrated when Albania was hit with devastating floods over the winter of 2014, destroying thousands of homes. Church members from one of our Adopt-A-Community programs in Albania took it upon themselves to respond to the disaster and began providing blankets and household goods to those hit worst by the flooding. Kindness had been shown to them, and they did not hesitate to pass it on.

Find out how your organization or church can become an Adopt-A-Community partner!

Stories From The Communities
Sarajevo, Bosnia // AAC Trip 2

Sarajevo, Bosnia // AAC Trip 2

From June 15-22, 2014, Convoy of Hope Europe (COHEU) in partnership with Christian Center, Brussels, Belgium, took our second Adopt-A-Community trip to Sarajevo, Bosnia. The team returned to the community center continuing with renovations we helped start last year. This time, we focused on painting the walls and windows in the main meeting room, painting the hallway, and finally laying a new carpet, giving the first floor a fresh new look. Over the past 20 years, Bosnia has been struggling…

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Fier, Albania // AAC Trip 3

Fier, Albania // AAC Trip 3

From June 18-24, 2014, Abundant Life, Hibbing, Minnesota, USA took its third Adopt-a-Community trip to Fier, Albania. We are in our second year of a three-year AAC project in Fier, and COHEU is overjoyed to see the relationship grow between the people of two towns half a world apart. This summer, we welcomed a team from Hibbing to Fier who worked chiefly with the children in a local gypsy community. The kids came every morning to the village kindergarten where…

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Kendice, Slovakia // AAC Trip 1

Kendice, Slovakia // AAC Trip 1

From April 28 - May 7, 2014, COHEU and Christ’s Place Church, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA took the first Adopt-a-Community (AAC) trip to Kendice, Slovakia. Last year, Christ’s Place concluded an AAC project with us in Leova, Moldova after three successful years. This year, they partnered with us again to start our first ever AAC project in the country of Slovakia. Throughout the week, the team broke off into three groups. One group spent their time going throughout the village and…

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First Slovakian AAC Project Starts This Spring

First Slovakian AAC Project Starts this Spring

From April 28 - May 7, 2014, COHEU and Christ’s Place Church, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA took the first Adopt-a-Community (AAC) trip to Kendice, Slovakia. Last year, Christ’s Place concluded an AAC project with us in Leova, Moldova after three successful years. This year, they partnered with us again to start our first ever AAC project in the country of Slovakia. Throughout the week, the team broke off into three groups. One group spent their time going throughout the village and…

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The First Dutch Church Adopts a Community Through COHEU

Agape Church from Amsterdam is the first Dutch church to join COHEU’s Adopt-a-Community program. Partnered with Mission Impact of Tubize, Belgium, COHEU and Agape are working to make a difference in the village of Biesti, Moldova. In March 2014, a team from Agape visited their community in the poorest country of Europe. Each day, a team of ten people worked with the children of the village and went door-to-door to visit and engage with the locals as well as gifting…

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Biesti, Moldova // AAC Trip 3

Biesti, Moldova // AAC Trip 3

Agape Church from Amsterdam is the first Dutch organization to join COHEU’s Adopt-a-Community program. Partnered with Mission Impact of Tubize, Belgium, COHEU and Agape are working to make a difference in the village of Biesti, Moldova. In April 2014, a team from Agape visited their community in the poorest country of Europe. Each day, a team of ten people worked with the children of the village and went door-to-door to visit and engage with the locals as well as gifting…

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Philippines Update :: March 2014

Philippines Update :: March 2014

On November 8, 2013, the Philippines was struck by a devastating typhoon that killed over 6,000 and displaced millions. Convoy of Hope’s Global Disaster Response Team sent relief supplies when Typhoon Haiyan was still on its way. Food and supplies were also on hand at the COH distribution center in Manila where 20,000 children are fed regularly. After the typhoon hit, hundreds of volunteers started distributing 1.24 million meals and provisions to eight provinces. Additionally, we’ve provided fishing nets, water…

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Biesti, Moldova // AAC Trip 2

Biesti, Moldova // AAC Trip 2

Last week, from October 28th-31st, 2013, we took a second trip of the year to the adopted community of Biesti, Moldova. With partners from Mission Impact of Tubize, Belgium, we worked to hand out around 18,500kg (40,700lbs) of coal to families in need. The winters in Moldova get very chilly and families in this area are too poor to afford enough coal and firewood to get them through the season. Their only option is to layer on clothes and without…

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Dicanesti, Romania // AAC Trip 3

Dicanesti, Romania // AAC Trip 3

From September 28th - October 5th, 2013, we had our third Adopt-a-Community trip to the village of Dicanesti, Romania. This community has been blessed to be adopted by two churches in collaboration, Calvary Lighthouse of Lakewood, New Jersey and Bethany Church of Wyckoff, New Jersey. A month ago, we hosted Calvary Lighthouse in Dicanesti. This month, our second team of the year was from Bethany Church. Throughout the week, the team continued the work of helping the families of Dicanesti…

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