Service Trips

Since early 2000, Montaña de Luz has been welcoming teams from churches, schools, universities, colleges, social and civic organizations, neighborhoods, families, friends and open groups of individuals seeking to spend a week of meaningful service in partnership with our mission in rural Honduras. Once a group or individual contacts MdL, our Service Team Director reviews the necessary resources for trip participants (link to “Resources for Trip Participants”- see below) and helps coordinate the type of work projects in conjunction with our mission’s needs and the type of group/individuals coming to serve. Service trips can be scheduled year-round by groups, with a minimum of twelve and maximum of eighteen people per team. The only times we are unable to host teams is from December 18 – January 8.

Service/Mission Trips at our “mountain of light” focus on providing an intercultural experience of learning, serving and growing through manual labor projects, daily activities with our children, morning and evening group reflection times, team building activities, and a day of site seeing to other parts of Honduras.

Come and serve with us! Follow our links for additional information and necessary forms to get you started. We value the opportunity to help you explore the possibility of and preparation for a week’s experience of serving others atop the “mountain of light” in Honduras! Contact us today.

“Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve… You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.

What to Expect

As soon as you arrive, you will be immersed in a week of:

Learning

Experiential learning is a priority. As an individual and team member, you will be given the opportunity to learn about and from the Honduran culture. Your projects might even help you develop a few new skills!

Serving

Your week of building, painting, organizing, etc… enables us to improve our facility and quality of care we are able to provide our children. In addition, serving with love is an important legacy we can leave with the world we are blessed to be a part of. Most people come away from their week’s experience certain that they received far more than they gave!

Growing

We believe that making a better world begins with our own lives. We value each person’s spiritual journey and encourage time for reflection, journaling and solitude. We appreciated the diversity and richness of each person’s path and seek to be an inclusive community.

Typical Day

IN A DAY'S WORK YOU MIGHT:

• Mix concrete
• Help with on-site renovation projects
• Expand our fruit and vegetable garden
• Organize donations
• Share community service projects with the children

EACH EVENING YOU MIGHT:

• Process the day’s experiences
• Have time to relax
• Learn a little history about the mission and culture
• Have the option to fellowship with the older children and other team members
• Have an opportunity to visit a community “pulperia” (snack bar)

Service Trip Afternoon

IN THE AFTERNOON YOU MIGHT:

• Lead a craft activity with the children
• Play soccer
• Bake bread or read with the children
• Practice your Spanish
• Relax in a hammock

Service Trip Day Off

ON YOUR DAY OFF YOU MIGHT:

• Visit a historical/cultural sight
• Visit a coffee farm
• Tour a cigar factory
• Hike in a national park
• Shop for souvenirs
• Enjoy a typical Honduran meal
• Go zip-lining

On the fence about a trip to Montaña de Luz?

Raising funds for a service trip is easy through our fundraising portal. 100% of the proceeds go to fund your trip. Click HERE to learn more.

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Trip Calendar

Date Group  
June 7-14, 2017 Mifflin Presbyterian Church, Columbus, Ohio   
June 14-21, 2017 Worthington Presbyterian Church, Worthington, Ohio (open)  
July 12-19, 2017 St. Simons Presbyterian Church, St. Simons, GA (open)  
July 19-26, 2017 First Presbyterian Church, Albemarle, NC (open)  
August 1-8, 2017 Northland Church of Christ, Columbus, Ohio (open)  
January 10-17, 2018 Youth Across Borders, Columbus, Ohio  

 

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