Besides becoming an individual partner in our ministry with your financial support, we hope that you would share your love and concern for the less fortunate of Roatan, Honduras, with your home church, your friends and relatives. Sandy Bay Light House Ministries offers “short term mission” experiences for a number of churches, organizations and schools. We would be honored to host a team from your church, Bible study, or small group.
We refer to our short-term mission experience as “transformational travel” because it results in transforming the lives of both participants and recipients. We have hosted many teams over the past couple of years and consistently receive positive feedback on the experience. We go to a lot of work to ensure that your stay with us is well organized for a maximum benefit for both you, the children at our home, and the residents of the Island. Our goal is to expand each person’s vision for opportunities to share the love and message of the Gospel, to raise awareness of the needs that exist in this world and an appreciation for cultural beauty and diversity.
How much will this trip cost me?
Actual cost will vary depending on the price of your airline tickets. There is a small airport on the Island of Roatan that can be accessed from several major airports in the U.S. or otherwise. In addition, there is the cost of food and lodging while on the island. This is covered in our information packet. It would be safe to estimate that the average cost for a one-week-trip would be in the $1,400 to $1,600 range.
What might our mission team do on this trip?
Mission teams typically direct their attention to ministry and activities with the children at the home, doing maintenance at our facility, evangelism and compassion outreach into the communities on the Island. The option of getting involved in local churches on the island is also a possibility. What you will do with these opportunities must be clearly planned before your trip.
How many people can I bring with me on a trip?
We can accommodate up to as many as 20 on a team. We have found that an ideal size is about 12.
How can I find out more details about planning a trip?
All the details and requirements for a mission trip can be acquired by requesting our mission team packet. This can be accomplished by checking out our contact information on the web page.
What accommodations can we expect?
Your stay during the mission trip can be arranged with us to use apartment-like accommodations at the children’s home. Some teams have chosen to stay at a local resort on the island. Food can be arranged in a similar manner. Most teams find a combination of eating both at our Greenfield Children’s Home and at some of the Island’s restaurants to be enjoyable.
How long is a short-term mission trip?
Short term mission trips are normally 7 days and 7 nights—but exceptions and other arrangements can be made.
This is the season of giving and generosity. Read this inspiring Jewish story and have your heart warmed:
Two brothers lived and farmed the same piece of ground. One was married and had a large family while the other was single and lived alone. When harvest arrived, the ground had produced an abundance of crops. The unmarried brother, observing his good fortune thought to himself that God had blessed him more than he needed. He thought of his brother and the large family he had to feed and decided he should share. He arose in the middle of the night and secretly took from his own pile of harvest and placed it on top of his brother's pile.
Meanwhile, the brother with the large family, upon thinking of his abundance considers his single brother living without children to care for him in his old age. He decided to take from his own pile and give his brother to help him store up for his retirement. He transferred grain from his pile to his brothers.
In the morning, each brother was perplexed by the fact that though they had transferred some of their goods, their pile remained the same. So they both continued the ritual night after night puzzled by the lack of change. Eventually, they ran into each other one night. Realizing what was happening; they fell into each other’s arms ecstatic over the love that God had given both of them for each other. ...