2018 DATES ARE NOW AVAILABLE Click here to see information on securing a team for 2018. Don't miss out!
NEW MINISTRY CENTER IS NOW OPEN! The new NCBM Ministry Center in Honduras - Mount Horeb Baptist Camp - is now open and hosting volunteer teams. The facility is in a beautiful location, and is well equipped to take care of the needs of volunteers. We'd love to see you and your team in Honduras! (See "What We Provide Section")
SEE NEW HONDURAS VIDEOS! Two new Honduras videos are now posted on this page. The shorter one (Top Video - 4.5 minutes) is a good introduction to the ministry and can be used for general promotion. The longer version (Bottom Video - 11 minutes) give a more comprehensive look at a day of ministry in Honduras. Share these with your team members, and with other churches in your area!
ABOUT OUR MINISTRY: North Carolina Baptists on Mission (NCBM) has been sending teams to Honduras since 1998. The purpose of our being in Honduras is to partner with Honduran congregations in proclaiming the gospel of Christ. All teams (including construction) are encouraged to participate in evangelistic outreach to the communities in which they work. This may include prayer walks, door-to-door visitation, VBS or Backyard Bible Clubs for the children, etc. Most of our area of focus in 2018 will be south of Tegucigalpa, in and around the Choluteca area, as there are many needs in that area.
A mission trip to Honduras is a great way for you and your church to experience international missions and have a lasting impact for Christ! Pray about taking a team to Honduras this year or joining as an individual. It will be a life-changing event for you and your church. General information about 2018 trips is listed below. Dates and information for 2018 trips are now available - click here for a downloadable flyer.
Mike and Ginger Greene serve as our on-site coordinators in Honduras. The Greenes, from Wake Forest NC, do a great job making sure things are ready for our teams when they come to serve. You can follow the news from Honduras by reading the Greene's web blog at: www.ncbmhonduras.blogspot.com
The basic price of the trip is $1200 per person*. This includes round-trip airfare, insurance, in-country transportation, in-country logistical support, lodging, meals, orientation materials, and T-shirt. You will need to take additional cash for souvenirs you may want to buy. Price does not include materials that will be needed for ministry, i.e., VBS materials, building materials, medical supplies, etc. See below. (*In this era of unpredictable airline costs, we will make every effort to maintain this price throughout the year. Be aware that some teams may be required to pay a bit extra if ticket prices spike beyond our control.)
Each team must provide the cost of materials for construction projects. Unless otherwise stated, the cost for most construction projects will be $3000 per team. This amount must be received in our office 30 days prior to your departure date so that job site preparation may begin and materials delivered on-site prior to your arrival. Medical teams will also incur some costs to cover the services of a Honduran doctor ($300) and other expenses. Evangelism teams will supply their own needed materials, which should be in Spanish (VBS material, tracts, Bibles, etc.)
Applicants must be at least 18 years old to participate (15 IF accompanied by a parent or guardian). Teams should be comprised of no more than 14 and no less than 7 members. One Spanish translator will be provided for each team. Evangelism and medical teams will need additional translators. If you do not have additional translators on your team, our on-site coordinators can contract translators for you if they know in advance. Cost is $130 per translator for the week. Construction teams need at least one member who has some level of block laying skills/experience. A Honduran foreman and local helpers will work with each construction team.
Team members must be in good physical health. Anyone with a chronic medical condition should not volunteer for these projects. All areas of work will be hot and humid. Volunteers will need to make sure the following shots are up to date: Typhoid, Hepatitis A, and Tetanus. Malaria pills are also recommended for most areas. Tell whoever administers your shots that you will be traveling to Honduras. (They may suggest other shots. This is up to you.)
Travel to Honduras requires a passport. Passports must have at least six months remaining from time of departure. All travel will be arranged by NCBM. Trip dates are listed on the back of this page. All trips will be eight days in duration. Volunteers usually depart from Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh/Durham, Greenville (SC), or Atlanta. (Travel may be possible from other cities, but could involve an additional cost.)
Living and Working Conditions
Those participating in this effort must be flexible and willing to work as a member of the team. Travel, living, and working conditions may be difficult at times. The work may be quite strenuous and the climate will be hot and humid. Once applications and deposits have been received, team members will be sent an orientation manual, which will answer many questions about the trip.
Smoking, chewing tobacco, and drinking alcoholic beverages is highly offensive to Honduran Christians. Team members must refrain from these activities while in Honduras. Be aware that tattoos, multiple ear piercings, and facial piercing are “no-nos” for Honduran Christians. Team members should be prepared to cover tattoos and remove extra piercings.