Our next trip to Honduras will be October 5-12, 2010.
If you wish to join us, please contact Bill or Lori DeWitt, 616-846-7740 or email us at email@example.com
When a group from Casa de Esperanza ministries goes to Honduras, we usually have a dental/medical team and a work team. Work projects vary widely and in the past have included helping finish an orphanage, roofing work, building a church, finishing a church, building bookcases and footlockers, plumbing, electrical and general repairs. No prior experience or special skills are necessary, only a willingness to do God's work through the work of your hands.
A typical workday begins at about 6:30 with breakfast we then leave for the worksite around 7:30, break for lunch around noon, work until 3-4 in the afternoon, then head back for a shower to get ready for dinner. Work may be physically demanding, such as hauling block, mixing mortar, or digging a foundation. Easier tasks include painting, hauling materials, or being a helper. There is always something for everyone and every skill level. On some of the larger projects we also hire local laborers to help us. This not only benefits the local economy but helps us complete the larger projects and is a great cultural experience working with the local Hondurans.
Projects are different every year and are based upon input from the local pastors, the local church council and what the Board of Directors of Casa de Esperanza sees as a need. Our goal is to help the area in which we see the greatest need such a s local churches, the Christian School, and buildings for Compassion International.
If you wish to be involved in an upcoming trip – please contact me through Casa de Esperanza. We would love to have you along.