For the past 14 years, the people of Honduras have been our family. Traveling there each year with groups, both big and small, we’ve grown close to a community of Christians and non-Christians alike, sharing our love and blessings together. Honduras, one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere (87% of the population of Honduras lives on less than $1.25 a day) yearns for the love and compassion that groups such as ours provide.
The primary purpose of our trips is to go and provide support to the villages we work in. Our goal is to support the works that they are already doing in the poor communities in and around the capital of Tegucigalpa. Despite the poverty they live with, many of the Christians work diligently to share what little they have with those around them that don’t know Jesus. By building houses for people in need, spending time in the villages providing food and clothing, or visiting the sick, we work to be a part of the community, not just visitors.
The success of our trips comes from the long-term, lasting relationships we’ve developed over the years. Many of the people who travel with us have been going for many years, and the relationships they’ve developed have become a precious gift, and they look forward to returning every year.
Another key part of the trips to Honduras is the opportunity to spend time with a community of young ladies who are supported by the non-profit Path of Hope Foundation. The Foundation provides monetary, emotional and spiritual support, helping them earn their High School diploma, and ending the cycle of poverty that they find themselves enslaved to. With nearly 100 girls on scholarship, the chance to interact with them and provide them love and support is critical to their future success.