Honduras / Casa de Ester STM: Jan. 13-20, 2024 (2356)
Trip Focus: Healing Ministry for Teen Girls (For Women Only)
The OHC short term mission team partners with Casa de Ester, located in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Case de Ester is a ministry that provides physical, spiritual, and emotional support to girls who are victims of abuse. Additionally, they provide educational, vocational, and transition assistance to these young ladies. During our time at CDE we will build relationships and minister to young ladies and teens who have been victims of trauma, abuse, and neglect. Our time is spent at CDE serving, teaching, encouraging our sisters.
Founder Michael Perry grew up at Oak Hills Church. Michael and his wife Valina took over full ownership and leadership of the Casa de Ester ministry in May 2015. Through their work, and God’s healing, the lives of these young ladies are transformed. In December 2016, the Perry’s transitioned stateside and continue to be involved with the operations of CDE and participate with STM teams that serve at CDE and Honduras.
January 13 (Travel Day): Depart San Antonio, TX, travel to Casa de Ester in Tegucigal pa, Honduras. We will spend the afternoon/evening getting to know the girls and sharing our schedule. Before returning to the Mission Home to prepare for the days to come.
January 14-16 (Ministry Days): We begin early with an OHC devo time, walk over to CDE for breakfast, devo / journal time, and begin our ministry time. We end the day with the girls with worship time; we then walk to our Mission Home for our OHC nightly team devo.
January 17 (Rest Day): Free day for the OHC team. We will be flexible based on current business conditions in Honduras to eat out and bless vendors. We will end our day visiting / encouraging the girls of Casa Legado, the transitional home located in the city.
January 18-19 (Ministry Day): Similar schedule to ministry days above. Our evening will include a night of sharing, and a time of celebration.
January 20(Travel Day): Depart Honduras, fly to San Antonio, TX, arrive late that night.
- Total Trip Cost: $2,300. Trip cost is all inclusive of airfare, meals, lodging, in-country transportation, insurance, interpreters, bottled water, sightseeing, ministry supplies, etc. OHC MUST arrange all airfare travel.
- Place of Stay: Casa de Ester Mission House. The home includes a private area away from the main CDE home. It includes bunk style beds, private restrooms, and a small kitchen area.
- Meals: All meals are at CDE; we enjoy all meals chatting and visiting with the girls.
- Trip Orientation/Meetings: We will have several Team meetings prior to our trip. We will provide you with a Team Informational Packet at the 1st Team Meeting. Team Meetings are required and will focus on building team unity, learning about the culture of our designated country, discuss & plan for our in-country service.
For more into on this trip, see attached file HERE.