In Derry, Northern Ireland, Brian Somerville and Cornerstone City Church dreamed big and purchased a 40,000 square foot abandoned building, believing that one day it would house their church. After numerous challenges, they were finally able to sign the paperwork and received the keys in June of 2014. Convoy of Hope Europe has partnered with Cornerstone City Church for years through their annual community outreach program, and also wanted to commit to assisting Cornerstone into their new building. Bringing five construction teams from four American churches over the course of the past two years, much of the renovation work has been finished. The church offices are open, and two large spaces have been finished to a point where they are…
Lovech, Bulgaria is a small town 2 1/2 hours from the capitol city of Sofia, nestled in the middle of a beautiful mountain range. On July 10, the COHEU staff was at the Sofia airport to greet a 30-member team from Glad Tidings Assembly, St. Petersburg, FL and New Hope Assembly Three Rivers, MI. These two churches joined together to form this skilled construction team. Over the next 5 days, the team would work in sweltering heat, with temperatures upward of 100 degrees Fahrenheit to complete and transform several areas of the old town Communal Bath building that now houses the local church and provides facilities for community events.
On Monday, 18th of June, 2012, a team of 30 people arrived in Copenhagen, Denmark from Calvary Church, Naperville, IL.
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.