Central American partnership: FPCGV and HOI
Announcing the 2018 Honduras Mission Trip
2018 Plans – Honduras!
We are planning a trip to Rancho el Paraiso in Honduras on July 14-21, 2018. Costs have not yet been finalized, so stay tuned for more details this fall.
Why Central America?
As one member said, “You can read about it, hear about it, and see the photos, but you just don’t know until you go.” Staying in our own hemisphere helps keep transportation costs down.
Interested? Want to Know More?
If you would like more information about the 2018 trip or how you can help, please contact Beverly Chernoff at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call her at 817-247-5982.
For more information – Contact Beverly Chernoff, email@example.com, 817-247-5982.
Read through these frequently asked questions and contact the team to get involved.
Q. Why join a mission?
A. You will be part of a Christ-centered team whose purpose is to help improve the lives and communities in a select area through fellowship and locally identified projects. A mission transforms lives through faith, economic development, and education. At the same time, the mission team is blessed through spiritual growth as they work for and alongside others. The trip is organized through a Honduran-based outreach organization called HOI (www.hoi.org).
Q. Why Central America?
A. The needs, both spiritual and physical, of the region are great. By giving so little of our time and energy, we can make a tremendous impact.
Q. Why HOI?
A. For over 25 years, HOI has arranged mission trips for North American volunteers to work side-by-side with locals on community projects, from home improvements to establishing schools and medical clinics. HOI employs 60 local citizens year-round to work with area communities, improve the quality of life, increase opportunities, and live out the Gospel.
Q. How much does the trip cost?
A. Each mission team member is responsible for their airline fare and HOI camp fee plus any personal expenses. The 2016 HOI camp fee is $800, and church has continued to pay for half of the fee.
Q. How do I join a future Honduras mission trip?
A. Contact the Mission Ministry or send an email to Beverly Chernoff, 2015 and 2016 mission team member, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017 Nicaragua Highlights
The mission team traveled to San Esteban, Nicaragua – a village with 140 homes. Lodging was at an organic coffee and honey farm near the beautiful Lake Apanas. Each day started with a hearty breakfast, travel to the village, and mission work. Back at the farm, we had delicious dinner, devotional, showers, and bed. The farm staff provided safe drinking water, meals, and security.
It was truly an amazing week. We are all profoundly grateful for such a life-changing experience. The team thanks First Presbyterian Grapevine for financial support, prayers, and cards.
The Mission Experience
The villagers “pay it forward”-- volunteering in their community to receive a water filtration system, cement floors, and eco-stove. We worked with them side-by- side to:
Build sidewalks at the church, raised gardens at the school, cement floors, and eco-stoves.
Build a hand rail to enable a frail, elderly man more safely descending steps from a latrine shelter.
Hold daily Bible study for adults and children and visited 10 homes for fellowship and prayer.