What is a trip like?
Trips are planned approximately every six months. The trips usually consist of holding medical clinics, going to different feeding projects, visiting orphanages and hospitals, passing out Spanish Bibles, and working on construction projects. The hotel has all the comforts of hotels in the states, and the hotel restaurant makes a variety of meals that make you feel like you’re at home. The days can be packed with work to be done, but the time is always well spent and you’ll have your evenings to relax and recover.
What have previous team members said about their experiences?
The most rewarding experience of my life!
I feel it opened my eyes about a lot of things about life. It helped me as much as we helped them.
I expected that we’d be roughing it, but it was like a nice vacation with a God centered itinerary.
I’ll never be the same again.
Unlike any mission trip I’d ever been on, we were focused on serving the Lord all day, and in the evening we had time in our very comfortable hotel to renew and relax. Wonderful accommodations!
I was worried about safety, but once I got there I realized how unnecessary it was to worry. I followed the common sense instructions we were given and I never felt concerned about it while we were out.
What are the trip standards?
When we depart on a short-term mission we have standards of expectations for our team. Here are a few of the standards:
- God is at the center of all that we do, we go to be the hands and feet of Jesus.
- Empowering each other, we lift each other up to be all that God has called us to be.
- We get together in the evening for a time of worship, thanksgiving and devotion.
- We remember that we are representatives of a mission team and Jesus, and always act accordingly.
Who can go as a team member?
Any believer who is over the age of 18 is invited to be a team member on any of the mission trips held throughout the year. Anyone under the age of 18 can attend, if accompanied by a parent at all times during the trip.
What is the cost and what is included?
The trip costs vary but generally range from $1,200 to $1,500, depending on the price of the airfare and hotel accommodations. The hotel usually costs around $66 a night if you share a room. Food is relatively inexpensive at the restaurants nearby. We have refrigerators in our rooms, and trips to the grocery store to pick up a variety of American staples, like cereal, milk, cookies, and other snacks, make it feel like home. Although we recommend trying fried plantains and empanadas, and other Honduran specialties, you can eat grilled cheese and chicken salad any time you want. We also split the costs of transportation, but the costs are usually minimal. Specific details pertaining to the costs are discussed at the meeting prior to the actual mission trips.