If you have a heart for children and you are visiting or vacationing on Roatan, you may wish to share some of your time and talent by volunteering for an hour, a day, or a week. We have many tasks that we find hard to get to. Perhaps you can help us. Folks have volunteered for many different things – home maintenance and repair, tutoring one or more of our kids, engaging the kids in games of all sort, giving the cook a break by making lunch for the 30 people that eat here, painting, doing art or music projects, and the list goes on…
Mr. Orsy and Ms. Banesa are great hosts. If you are on the Island, or when you arrive you can call or text Mr. Orsy at 504-9928-6579. Better yet send us an email by clicking the button. Let us know the “when, what, and how” you would like to help.
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.