Interested in spending your vacation on a missions trip? Or would you prefer a longer adventure? How about helping win the world for Jesus using the skills God has given you? “The harvest is plentiful, the laborers few.” Matt 9:35
Maybe you’ve prayed, “Here I am Lord … send me,” but you don’t know what to do next. Perhaps the idea of bringing Jesus to suffering millions in a foreign country seems overwhelming. The good news is, you can start right here. Consider applying for a short or long term assignment at SonRise Mission, the home of Calvary Chapel Roatan.
Roatan, Honduras will give you lots of opportunity to work side by side with local Christians to help others and to have fun as well.
It’s hard to imagine a tropical paradise as anything but a vacation spot, but our island has real needs. We invite you to come alongside and do His work. Our church/mission has accommodations to facilitate missions teams willing to “rough it a bit”. Giving the whole Word of God is our first calling. Improvement of the spiritual and physical health of Honduras is our practical ministry. Ephesians 4:12 “For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ”
Son Rise offers people from first world cultures a place to stay while you step through into the world of missions. It’s not too far from home (a three hour flight from Houston, two hours from Miami). Our facility is located across the street from our mission field, a community of Hondurans who have come to Roatan from the mainland looking for work. Few, however, have been able to find work due to lack of education, inability to speak English, and an island economy that is not booming as it once was.
If you have been on a short missions trip or if you have taken day trips to Mexico to help out in the barrios, perhaps Roatan should be your next stop. Once here, you need not become immersed in the culture, nor is the ability to speak Spanish required. But you’ll have an excellent introduction to what opportunities exist to help the many thousands not born into privilege. You can even lend a hand while you’re here.
R & R
After a hard week’s work everyone needs a little rest and relaxation, even if we have dedicated our vacation time to helping others. One of Roatan’s biggest benefits is the chance to explore the offshore reef surrounding this beautiful island. Many vacationers come here just to enjoy the white sand beaches, to snorkel and dive, to zip line through the forest, to learn about our unusual flora and fauna, or to kick back with a book in the sun. There is no reason you can’t enjoy whichever of these activities strikes your fancy while you’re here, and you’re welcome to join in to make a difference at the same time.