Leading a Trip
Please don’t feel intimidated to lead a trip. Leading a trip is simple. All in country logistics are handled by Joel and his staff in Honduras. Most of the time, flight reservations, money collection, and insurance is handled by your sponsoring church. Your primary role as leader is organizing a few meetings prior to the trip and communicating with Joel to determine your trip dates. No prior experience is needed. Just a willing heart to serve the Lord.
Type of Work
A trip to support His Hands is hard work, but extremely fulfilling. Days involve working with your hands, walking distances, carrying heavy objects, and a lot of fun and laughter.
4-8 member teams. We are currently not able to house/handle more than 8 people because of housing/truck space and no less than 4 people because of the amount of work we need to get done.
Teams stay in the Hotel America which is located in the center of El Paraiso & only 1/2 mile from Joel’s house. The hotel is secure and team members share rooms. Each room has separate bathrooms with showers, air conditioning, and beautiful views of the mountains.
Anywhere from 5-8 days. Any trip shorter would not be able to experience all aspects of the project and would feel rushed.
Saturday to Saturday Trip
Saturday – Arrive in San Pedro Sula and drive up to the mountains. Eat supper in the mountains, devotional and lights out.
Sunday – Wake up see the work site/Joel’s house. Short tour of El Paraiso, go to church from 7:00-9:00 at night. Church in the morning is usually just a small devotional and then a meeting.
Monday – Build filters
Tuesday – Build filters and wash sand
Wednesday – Install filters in remote villages & wash sand if needed for the next day
Thursday – Installing filters in remote villages. Small home group meeting with people from village church
Friday – Return to San Pedro by 10:30 AM. Go to local market in the afternoon
Saturday – Depart from Honduras and return home
If the trip is one or two days less, then a filter building day, installing day, or both would be cut. Of course, if a trip is Sunday – Saturday or Monday – Saturday there would be no church service. Trips can begin or end any day of the week if it fit the team’s schedule better.
8 people – $80 per person/per day
7 people – $85 per person/per day
6 people – $90 per person/per day
5 people – $95 per person/per day
4 people – $110 per person/per day
Saturday to Saturday is considered a 7 day trip because the two Saturdays are half days
Things in Honduras are determined by the weather (rain or not), water (if we have it or not), and electricity. Things could change and probably will so bring a positive, go-with-the-flow attitude!