Hola! Working with a Honduran mission called PREDISAN (predisan.org), TPS has developed a long-term relationship (since 2007!) with San Antonio, a community of 55 families in a remote mountain region near the city of Catacamas. Since 2014 we have also been serving in nearby Las Flores in a 3-way partnership between TPS and both communities. Las Flores is a slightly smaller and less-developed community that is eager to grow. San Antonio and Las Flores are in an area of Honduras where modern conveniences (electricity, clean water, and medical care) are rare. During our annual visits, we have seen the communities grow stronger and our relationships with them grow deeper.
Our team works in multiple areas during our visits. We work in the school, helping the local school teacher with English classes and providing Gospel-centered lessons, music and activities for the children. We are involved with discipleship and spiritual encouragement through Bible studies, home visits, and spiritual counsel. We provide building materials and our labor for construction projects, such as latrines, led by the men of the village. And we sometimes help the Predisan staff provide regular health checks for the children in the communities. Our time in each of these communities is richly relational, building on the cooperation and mutual appreciation developed over the years.
The 2020 trip was cancelled due to COVID travel restrictions. In 2021, COVID concerns still impose restrictions on and pose challenges to international travel. In considering the restrictions and challenges of a short-term trip for U.S. youth to Honduras for July 2021, we have regretfully decided to cancel the 2021 trip as well.
Past participants of the TPS Honduras trip have said…
“I was a short-missions-trip skeptic in the sense that I did not just want an “experience.” I wanted confirmation that God was calling me to serve long term. He confirmed that longing with abundant clarity every time I scooped up a child, felt uncomfortable speaking Spanish, out of breath kicking soccer balls, or ill-equipped for the day’s work. The trip was organized, purposed, planned (down to the minute) and because of that the team was able to rest assured that we knew the next thing on the schedule, be on time, and more fully able to serve wholeheartedly. I believe we used the resources God provided to the best of our abilities. When it came time to say good-bye, I knew I had grown, I had been able to love in a way that reflected Christ, and I had not just had an “experience.” If it was about me, it would have been an experience. If it had been about the experience, the people would have stopped trusting us years ago. But the people in Las Flores and San Antonio didn’t stop trusting us. By God’s grace and the humble opportunity to be His hands and feet and lips, the people heard Christ and wept to see us go as we wept to say good bye to our brothers and sister in Christ.”
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On our Facebook site, here are some photos from Honduras 2019 (there are photos from prior trips too).
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