Destination: Sabanagrande, Honduras
Leaders: Mr. and Mrs. Trevin Houk
Team Members Needed: TBA
WHEN WE THINK OF HONDURAS
When we think of Honduras, we imagine a place with shoeless children running down dirt paths and a complete lack of structure. OK, so there are plenty of dirt roads in Honduras, but the truth is this beautiful country is constantly growing and staying caught up. While there are dangerous cities, the towns and villages remain safe and peaceful. More importantly, Honduras is home to over 8 million people, many of whom are on their way to a Christ-less eternity. The good news is that Honduras is one of the ripest mission fields in the world today. We simply need more laborers willing to go and share the good news.
DEFINITION AND BASIC MAGNITUDE
Though poor by our standards, the people of Honduras are very friendly and accommodating to Americans. Opportunities to witness for Christ abound everywhere one turns, whether it be in the nation’s largest cities, like the capital city of Tegucigalpa, or in a remote town accessible only by foot or four-wheel vehicle. The typical Honduran is quite “religious” but rather confused regarding “works” salvation. Evidence of perverted religions are everywhere especially in the interior villages. The spiritual harvest truly is plenteous in Honduras, but Satan’s counterfeits are visibly present striving to keep man in spiritual bondage.
MISSIONS TRIP ITINERARY
The dates for the 2017 Honduras missions trip are June 10-June 24, and the cost is $2,100. That may seem to be a daunting figure, but one of the names of God is Jehovah Jireh…God will provide! Each year, we have seen Him provide in very exciting ways as each team member has ventured out on this faith-journey. The lessons learned in the process can be life-changing and are worth the price of the trip alone! The fourteen, action-packed days of our Journey into the Heart of Honduras include a variety of ministry opportunities such as preaching, music ministry, children’s church, Bible clubs, Christian school ministry, public and private school outreaches, street evangelism, youth outreach, open air meetings, ladies gatherings, as well as visits to the local markets. Our motto is “no spectators.” In other words, if one joins our missions team, he will experience two weeks of high-energy ministry outreach which will leave him physically exhausted, but spiritually recharged and inspired. Each year, the Lord has blessed with professions of faith and many Christians built up in the faith. The outreaches into the poorest of the towns will tear at your heart as you see the poverty-stricken living conditions, but you will thrill to see the Lord do mighty works amidst these difficult conditions. As you observe the lack of earthly goods in these villages, you will see in the Christians’ lives a true contentment which serves as a rebuke to America’s materialism. These experiences will help you set priorities in your life and help you pray more specifically for missionaries who serve in difficult areas of the world.
To all team members: You will experience life-changing events during this journey, and you will leave a piece of your heart in Honduras as you depart. Will you pray about investing in this ministry, which will yield spiritual dividends that are out of this world?! May the Lord bless you as you place yourself in the way to be used by Him to help fulfill the Great Commission!