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
Dicanesti, Romania // AAC Trip 2

Dicanesti, Romania // AAC Trip 2

From August 31-September 8, 2013, COHEU was joined in Dicanesti, Romania by a team from Calvary Lighthouse, Lakewood, New Jersey, USA. Calvary Lighthouse, along with Bethany Church, Wyckoff, NJ, adopted this community last year and this was their second trip. Last year, teams worked hard to lay concrete foundations, interior floors, and sidewalks in the Roma neighborhood. We also laid a foundation for a small community center to be used for various purposes including an after-school tutoring program. This time,…

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Glinjeni, Moldova // AAC Trip 2013

Glinjeni, Moldova // AAC Trip 2013

From August 12th-19th, 2013, Convoy of Hope Europe, in partnership with Cornerstone Church, Bowie, Maryland, USA, took its final Adopt-A-Community trip to Glinjeni, Moldova. Over the past three years, we have seen many goals accomplished beyond expectation in Glinjeni and this trip was no different. In one week, the team worked to paint the houses of 6 families in need, including repairing the steps and walkway of one house. We also rebuilt a stove for another family. Last year, COHEU…

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Berane, Montenegro // AAC Trip 2013

Berane, Montenegro // AAC Trip 2013

For the past three years, Convoy of Hope Europe has partnered with King's Community Church in Aberdeen, Scotland to adopt the community of Berane, Montenegro. This year, a team of 19 took their final Adopt-a-Community trip to Berane to continue the work we have been doing in several refugee camps there, including a Bosnian, Kosovar and Serbian camp. During the latest trip, the team distributed food parcels to 122 families across three of the camps. We also partnered with the…

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Biesti, Moldova // AAC Trip 1

Biesti, Moldova // AAC Trip 1

From June 29th-July 6th, 2013, COHEU had its first trip to the adopted community of Biesti, Moldova. In partnership with Mission Impact, Tubize, Belgium, we worked on several projects in this community situated in the poorest state in Europe. During the week, we renovated the house of an impoverished family by first cleaning the overgrown garden, fixing broken windows, and painting the outside of the house. Next, we cleaned and painted internally as well. We worked on a second house,…

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Fier, Albania // AAC Trip 2

Fier, Albania // AAC Trip 2

From July 18th-25th, 2013, Convoy of Hope Europe in partnership with First Assembly of God, Hibbing, MN, USA took our second trip to the adopted community of Fier, Albania. On the heels of our first trip last April, a group of youths from Minnesota took time during their summer vacation to come be a part of the work their church has started in Fier. Throughout the week, we spent mornings doing physical work around the community. This included city block…

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Sarajevo, Bosnia // AAC Trip 1

Sarajevo, Bosnia // AAC Trip 1

From June 17th-23rd, 2013, Convoy of Hope Europe, in partnership with Christian Center, Brussels, Belgium, took our first joint trip to Sarajevo, Bosnia. Christian Center has adopted this community for the next three years as a part of our Adopt-a-Community program. Sarajevo is a beautiful city that was unfortunately devastated through various occupations, communism, and, finally, a genocidal war in the early 90s. For three and a half years, the city was under siege as 13,000 people were slaughtered in…

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Leova, Moldova // AAC Trip 2013

Leova, Moldova // AAC Trip 2013

From May 11th-19th, 2013, we had our third and final trip to the adopted community of Leova, Moldova with Christ’s Place Church from Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. During the week, we set up a free medical clinic where a doctor from Lincoln and his team were able to receive hundreds of patients for free consultations. Part of the team painted playgrounds at a local school and kindergarten, and the teacher’s joined in, appreciative of our work for them. In the house…

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Fier, Albania // AAC Trip 1

Fier, Albania // AAC Trip 1

Last week, we concluded our first Adopt-a-Community trip to Fier, Albania. A team of 14 people from First Assembly of God, Hibbing, Minnesota, in collaboration with Good Hope, Cloquet, MN and Goodland Community Church, Goodland, MN, joined a Convoy of Hope Europe team for a week of activity. From April 24th- May 1st, 2013, we joined in the efforts of Good News Church, Fier to reach out to their community. This included visiting the local gypsy village that bridges train…

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Fier, Albania

Fier, Albania

Last week, we had a Convoy of Hope Europe team traveling around Albania. Our pilot Adopt-a-Community project took place in Fushe-Kruje, Albania from 2008-2012. Now, we are thrilled to be starting three more AaC projects there in Fier, Shkoder and Grabjan.
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