Is the trip safe?
The trip is very safe. Typically the group travels to and from Honduras as a whole. While we are there, the group generally travels on a bus together to and from the job sites, dinner, and anywhere else. There this usually one or two times that your host family may take you out to dinner. Read below about the host families.
Do I have to get any shots or take any pills?
Because our missions vary from year to year, check with a doctor about whether or not a prescription will be necessary. Malaria pills and Hepatitis A and B shots are often recommended.
Can I bring my children?
Children are welcome to come on the trips. The younger crowd gets involved with sorting clothes, shoveling sand or even just playing with the children.
Where do the missionaries stay while they are on the trips?
In the past missionaries have stayed with host families who volunteer from Primera Iglesia Evangelica y Reformada, a church in San Pedro Sula that we have worked side by side with for many years. The host families are very hospitable to the missionaries who come to help the people in their country. Future plans may involve staying with host families, but there is a possibility that missionaries may be staying in hotels.
What is the weather like?
The June mission trip experiences weather temperatures between 70 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit. The February trip experiences cooler temperatures between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit. There is typically some rainfall.
How do I get there?
We receive a group rate on American Airlines and fly through Miami International Airport to San Pedro Sula, Honduras. We are grateful of American Airlines' support of our mission and assistance with our luggage, both volume and variety.
How long has the Heart for Honduras mission been working in Central America?
God has blessed mission trips to Honduras since 1999.
Who participates in the mission trips?
St. Paul's, Cross and other members of other Illinois churches have combined to organize and accomplish these many mission trips. However, the trips are not limited to members from those churches. In the past, we have had many nonmembers involved. If it is in your heart to serve God by serving others, please contact us to find out more information about upcoming missions.
Do I need to know how to speak Spanish?
It is not required that you speak any Spanish to join us on a mission trip. There are people who can translate if necessary. If you have learned Spanish in the past, it is helpful to review before taking the trip because most natives do not speak English.