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2023 Honduras Trip

Serve, support and witness in Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Grades 9-12

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For this trip, we are partnering long-time Autumn Ridge missionaries, the Barahonas family, and their ministry school and daycare named, Nueva Esperanza.

Trip projects will include working with kids at Nueva Esperanza, working with students that are graduates of Nueva Esperanza, and other projects such as construction work, painting, and building a bunk beds for low income families.

All these projects will help further the ministry of the Barahonas in Tegucigalpa. Students will also experience Honduran culture through visiting the local communities.

IMPORTANT DATES

Informational Parent Meeting

November 6, 2022 at 11:30am - Middle School Room

Student Training Dates

January 8 at 8:30am in Edwards Room (upper level)

February 5 at 8:30am in Edwards Room (upper level)

March 5 at 8:30am in Edwards Room (upper level)

March 26 at 8:30am in Edwards Room (upper level)

 

 

TRIP ITINERARY

Saturday, April 1 – Travel Day

Sunday, April 2 – Church, Shopping & Orientation

Monday, April 3 – Work at Nueva Esperanza (NE)

Tuesday, April 4 – Work at NE

Wednesday, April 5 – Work at NE

Thursday, April 6 – Special Project in the Community

Friday, April 7 – Down Day (with fun & exciting activities planned)

Saturday, April 8 – Travel Day

*Plans may update as the trip nears

MORE INFORMATION

Trip cost:

Approximately $2000 (final cost will be determined at a later date)

*All trip costs are raised by the student, this is not an out-of-pocket cost.

**There may be an additional need for on the ground money such as snacks, souvenirs, etc. Food on travel days is not included in the cost.

 

Forms & documents needed:

-Medical Authorization/Liability Release (online form)

-Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or negative COVID test result within 72 hours of departure (check here for latest information on COVID requirements for entering Honduras)

-Honduras Precheqeo Form (online form, filled out within 3 days before departure)

-Nueva Esperanza Liability Release Form (paper form, needs to be notarized)

-Passport (valid for at least 6 months from date of return to United States)

*If you don’t have a passport or if your passport is expiring soon, we recommend that you begin this process immediately.

 

Safety & Lodging:

We will be staying in a property that the Barahonas use to house teams multiple times each year. This property is located within a guarded and gated community, and the property itself has its own large walls and security gates. The Barahonas have spent many years building strong relationships with the local community, and there are many people in the community that rely on Nueva Esperanza to take care of their kids. Because of this, the local community does not bother their ministry and the teams that come to assist them. Over the numerous trips that Autumn Ridge has taken students, we’ve never experienced any moments that have felt unsafe.

 

Transportation:

-Church van and parent vehicles to & from MSP airport

-Flights to & from Honduras

-On the ground in Honduras, travelling by Nueva Esperanza’s bus

 

Food:

All food in Honduras is taken care of by Nueva Esperanza.

*All food during travel days is not included in the cost.

 

Trip Leaders:

We’re currently in the process of coordinating leaders for this trip, and will update as they are confirmed.