Quinta da Lage, looks more like a Brazilian favela than a suburb of a Western European capital. It’s occupants are amongst the poorest of Portugal.
Once again, Pastor Bill McGinnis and his team from Calvary Church, Toledo, Ohio have joined the Convoy of Hope Europe team in Fushe Kruje/Grumbullimi, Albania to continue the work of transforming this small community.
Today we say goodbye to the village of Glenjini and its truly wonderful people. The day starts super early as we have so much to prepare for the ‘Day of Hope’. The event is set in the school’s playground. We have circus tents located around the grounds. The playground is fenced off and the area is split into different sections. We have a children’s area, an adult area and a food parcel pick up. Fortunately for me I was asked to work in the children’s area. After a marvelous week playing, laughing and singing with these children, it would be an absolute honour to serve them.
As the morning sun shone, the team began preparing for Saturday’s ‘Day of Hope’. An event run by Convoy of Hope Europe (COHEU), which allows the community to gather together to fellowship and participate in various services that are offered.