THIS TEAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS
Team #57 Higher Hope Church
May 28 – June 8, 2020.TBD
- Team Leader: Al Erickson
- Email: Border Buddies Ministries
Here are some basic details and costs for a team to do a construction project and stay at the Border Buddies Mission House in Tegucigalpa, Honduras:
We are looking for short-term mission teams to come to the city of Tegucigalpa, Honduras to help refurbish public school buildings. In the United States, tax money provides what the schools need. However in Honduras the taxes pay only for the salaries of the teachers. The families in the local neighborhoods have to provide money for all of the maintenance and repair of the buildings and all the school supplies such as books, chalk, markers, paper, encyclopedias, dictionaries, desks, and anything else the school needs. Most families of these public schools can hardly feed themselves let alone help with school needs. The classrooms are very overcrowded, there are holes in the roofs, peeling paint, no screens or glass in their windows, and poor restroom facilities. The children and the teachers lose hope, and most children drop out of school by the end of 6th grade. As a result, these children have a no skills and a very bleak future. In desperation they turn to the gangs as their only way to make a living. We believe with all our heart that this is not fair to the children, their families and the future of Honduras.
We have completed upgrades on five schools now, expanding some, adding rooms, including a computer lab in one, and in every school we establish a cafeteria capable of serving 400-500 children a hot meal each day. In each school that we assist, attendance improves, grades improve, health improves, hope increases, teachers find purpose, and the children have hope for a successful future.
Clinics for the poor and elderly can’t handle all the needs. We go to the people and set up clinics in those neighborhoods where we have worked on the schools and have established relationships with the the children, the mothers, the fathers, the barrio leaders. Teams composed of doctors, nurses, pharmacists and administrative personnel are needed to help meet their needs. For many people this may have been the first time they ever were examined by an actual doctor.
Each of these teams has had a huge impact on the people, as they not only administered medicines, diagnosed problems, but also took time to pray with people.
It’s time to begin forming the 2020 Medical Team. Interested in being on a Medical Team? contact Michael Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We have been praying since 2010 that someone or some people will answer the call to begin bringing dental teams to Tegucigalpa. The need is huge and only dental professionals, aides and assistants can answer the call. If you are moved to be part of or even to lead a team contact Michael Miller at email@example.com.