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Montaña de Luz 

Make a difference for Jesus in Honduras

Are you ready for a life-changing experience? If so, please consider joining an immersion trip to Honduras this summer at Montaña de Luz (MdL). WPC is organizing a group that will spend a week at the Mountain of Light, a nonprofit organization that our church has supported for nearly two decades. MdL operates a group home for youth affected by HIV/AIDS. In addition, MdL offers a variety of support and services to more than 40 other families affected by HIV/AIDS in Honduras, one of the poorest countries in our hemisphere. Here are details about the trip:

DATES UNDER REVIEW:
June 28 (Wednesday) to July 5 (Wednesday) OR July 5 (Wednesday) to July 12 (Wednesday)

ACTIVITIES: Unlike previous trips that focused on a particular building project, the new immersion trips emphasize learning about Honduras, HIV/AIDS and MdL programs; growing personally and spiritually; and exchanging stories and life experiences with MdL youth and staff. Activities may include any of the following: daily reflections, guest speakers, a community project, visits to families served by MdL, games, soccer, crafts, Spanish/English practice, meetings with staff and a “tourist” day seeing significant sites in the region.

COST: $900 plus roundtrip airfare (typically $700 to $900). Trip payment covers basic travel insurance, ground transportation in Honduras, security, dormitory-style lodging, all meals (except airports), pre-arrival cleaning and maintenance of our Mountain of Light facilities, sightseeing entry fees and lunch.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: April 1

ROOM & BOARD: MdL operates a gated and guarded facility. Dorm-style rooms sleep up to 4 people each. A large shared bathroom is available (3 individual showers & 4 toilet stalls). Meals and filtered water are provided.

COVID CONSIDERATIONS: Many of the youth and families connected to Montana de Luz are immunocompromised. Their health is paramount. MdL requires all travelers to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and test negative on a rapid test before departure.

FULL TRIP MANUAL: Available online at bit.ly/mdltrip.
Please contact trip leader Doug Haddix (doug.haddix@gmail.com or 614-205-5420) with questions or to sign up.

More Information

Montaña de Luz began as a hospice for children with HIV/AIDS in Honduras whose parents had died or had become too ill to care for them. Located an hour and half to the East of Tegucigalpa on top of a mountain overlooking a valley of small towns and sugar cane fields, the mountain of light is a refuge for children who desperately need the specialized care, nurturing, healing and love provided to them by our committed staff, caregivers, and foster families.