Pressing Forward With Hope

Pressing Forward with Hope

Driving over 9,000 kilometers (5,600 miles) through 11 countries, a Convoy of Hope Europe (COHEU) team member set out to rekindle older territories and blaze new trails in places yet unreached in previous years. Over the past 12 years of ministry, COHEU has established a presence in 56 countries, and is hoping to spend the next five years delving deeper into areas with the greatest need. Much of southeastern Europe has been wrought with wars, ethnic cleansing, and atrocities that have left the people disillusioned and religiously cold. Despite the challenges, people like the pastor of a little village in Macedonia continue to faithfully carry the message of Christ to a people who witnessed horrendous acts under the banner of…

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Moving, Not Quitting

Moving, not quitting

Living in a small, one-room apartment in Romania, Pastor Alexandru and his wife share a passion to see lives transformed and their community infused with a fresh hope.  They have suffered great opposition, moving 6 times over the past few years when local religious leaders pressured the landlords “to evict the pastors”. Even so, the couple continues to press on sharing love with their neighbors and the hurting in their community. Convoy of Hope Europe is partnering with these wonderful people in the village of Horezu to bless the local teachers and civic leaders, initiate an after-school program for children, and provide firewood for the neediest residents. All this to support significant and sustainable change in their community, and strengthen…

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The Daughter

The Daughter

Convoy of Hope Europe’s feeding programs in Jordan continue in the cities Irbid and East Amman for the third year. Over 600,000 Syrians are currently living in refugee camps in Jordan, unable to work or leave the camp. The Jordanian government does not want refugees to work in fear they will take jobs from Jordanians. If the refugees leave the camp, they will be ineligible for any official aid. Tensions can run high, as many have been stuck in this desperate situation for years. Crime is common, and many families are faced with the difficult decision of keeping their family in an unsafe environment, or leaving the camp to find alternate housing in the city and losing their access to…

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The Math Professor

The Math Professor

Michael was a professor of mathematics at a university in Ethiopia until he was thrown in prison for two months due to his involvement in a political protest in Addis Ababa. Prisoners were only allowed to go to the toilet once per day, and the guards put laxatives in their food to cause intestinal problems and torture them. Michael soon stopped eating the prison food entirely, and only ate what his family members could sneak in when they visited. When he was released, Michael knew he would never be allowed to work in Ethiopia again, so he left his country and headed north. Since he speaks English fluently, he hoped to reach England. Even considering the conditions he left, he…

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