From August 6-12, 2014, a team from Cornerstone Church of Bowie, Maryland, USA, was hosted by Easterhouse Community Church in our adopted community of Easterhouse, Scotland. Cornerstone Church recently completed an Adopt-A-Community project with Convoy of Hope Europe in the town of Glinjeni, Moldova. After spending three years investing in this project, they continued their support of our work by sending a team of youth and young adults to help in the preparations for the annual Arise Easterhouse Gala near Glasgow, Scotland.
In the week leading up to the gala, with members of Cornerstone, we spent the week painting the building facility of Easterhouse Community Church (ECC). This building also houses Job Club, which is a program launched by ECC to provide assistance to the long-term unemployed. We also interacted in the community, handed out food and treats, and helped with promotion of the upcoming event.
On Saturday, August 9, Arise Easterhouse, hosted by ECC, took place outside of Shandwick Shopping Centre. Arise is a family festival open to the public that takes place each summer to bring life to and encourage unity in the community of Easterhouse. With free food, bouncy castles, games, and live entertainment, it is a treat for all ages. This year, we received and served over 2,300 guests of honor.
Thank you to Cornerstone Church for your generosity in serving this project. And thank you to Easterhouse Community Church for your continual investment in your community and your desire to show compassion and care to those in need around you.