This is my 4th trip to Honduras & my 18th mission trip (both domestic and international). Every trip has made me more passionate & excited to make a difference in the world. I am praying that this trip will have the same effect on me & every member of the team.
- John Drage (pastor)
- Stevi Davis (co-leader)
- Kelly Coffey
- Matt Dobsch
- Lacey Wilson-Dobsch
- Jenna Highley
- Melissa Moulder
- Jessica Stanko
Our Tentative Schedule:
Friday, March 24 – leave from Kansas City in the morning, arrive in Honduras around noon, lead youth meeting at the Choluteca Great Commission Church
Saturday – sports day & BBQ with youth, church in the evening
Sunday – visit volcanic island, Amapala, free time at the beach, visit with local residents
Monday – construction work at New Life Children’s Recovery Center, visit with children at local GCLA day care & women in the work program
Tuesday – construction work at New Life Children’s Recovery Center, dinner with host families
Wednesday – construction work at New Life Children’s Recovery Center, visit with local residents in hosts’ neighborhoods
Thursday – construction work at New Life Children’s Recovery Center, visit local hospital to meet children in the malnutrition unit
Friday – construction work at New Life Children’s Recovery Center, evening Bible Studies in hosts’ neighborhoods
Saturday – shopping in the morning, visit shanty-town where several of the children in the malnutrition program live, church in the evening
Sunday, April 2 – leave early for airport, return to Kansas City in the evening
Support-raising – due to circumstances beyond our control, the price of our plane tickets went up & each person must raise $200 more than originally planned. We are certain that God will provide the funds, but it is nerve-racking nonetheless.
Current construction of New Life Center – many teams will be working on the construction before we arrive. Pray for those teams and the work that is being done from now until we arrive.
Preparations – pray for us as we work with our friends at GCLA to plan our trip and how to best use our skills, time & resources
Gifts – GCLA has asked us to bring toys for the children at the hospital malnutrition unit, they may ask us to bring other items as well, pray that those gifts will be provided, and that it will all fit in our luggage!
Health – as always, international travel is rough on the body. Please pray for our team as we try to stay healthy before the trip (even though it’s flu season here). Also pray for our health on the trip. Choluteca is in one of the hottest parts of Honduras. One trip member in 2004 referred to it as the armpit of the world J. Staying healthy in such a rough climate will require common sense, diligence, and the grace of God.