Update On Northern Ireland

Update on Northern Ireland

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…

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Dicanesti, Romania // AAC Trip 4

Dicanesti, Romania // AAC Trip 4

From July 11th- 18th, 2014, Bethany Church of Wyckoff, New Jersey, and Bethlehem Assembly of God of Valley Stream, New York teamed up for a week of service in the adopted community of Dicanesti, Romania. Dicanesti has been sponsored through the Adopt-a-Community program by Bethany Church in partnership with Calvary Lighthouse of Lakewood, New Jersey. This was our fourth and final joint trip. Throughout the week, the team engaged in several days of children’s programs that included songs, dancing, stories, face painting, balloons, puppets, and other games. We also cleaned around the local community center and rebarred iron pillars on the roof. While this was going on, other team members were helping with the installation of water pipes that now bring…

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Biesti, Moldova // AAC Trip 4

Biesti, Moldova // AAC Trip 4

From July 2nd-9th, 2014, COHEU took its fourth Adopt-A-Community trip to Biesti, Moldova. Biesti is a community that has been adopted in partnership with Mission Impact of L’Église Protestante Évangelique de Tubize of Belgium, and Agape Church, Amsterdam, Netherlands. This time, we were joined by a team from Mission Impact. On previous trips, we have worked to build a relational foundation with the people of Biesti through several community projects. We have done home improvements, built a playground, distributed food, and even handed out 18,500 KG/40,000 lbs of coal before Christmas so families could stay warm through the winter. On this trip, we continued community development by building a fence around the local kindergarten. This helps us to forge a…

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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 and Cornerstone contributed to the building of a well on the local church grounds. Previously, there was not enough water in town and people had to go to neighboring villages to meet their needs. Now, there is a well in…

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IHeart Derry 2013

iHeart Derry 2013

For the fourth year in a row, Convoy of Hope Europe has partnered with Cornerstone City Church in (London)Derry, Northern Ireland for their annual “iHeartDerry” city outreach from July 1st-7th, 2013. This year we joined 80+ youths and university students from across America, along with volunteers from the local church. The week opened up with a high energy “volunteer rally” which set the atmosphere for the week to come. Volunteers were then broken up into teams and sent out to four locations; Donemana Primary School, Lisnagelvin Primary School, The Gasyard Centre, and New Pin Centre. Every morning teams held energetic, children-friendly programs which included games, songs and dance, sports, and storytelling. While this was going on, the team at New…

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