Honduras, Jul 29 - Aug 6, 2023 Family/Student Friendly, w/Nate Benard, SR1616
We welcome physicians, dentists, pharmacists, dermatologists, optometrists, ophthalmologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, first responders, dental hygienists, dental assistants, physical/occupational therapists, students, logistics (non-medical helpers), and a trip photographer/videographer on all of our general medicine and dentistry trips.
We are blessed to provide primary medical and dental care to the nationals in Siguatepeque, Honduras. This team will be led by GHO team leaders Nate Benard, our Atlanta CMDA Area Director, and Natalie Ali, a nurse practitioner, and CMDA Atlanta council member.
This is a great first trip! Bring the family. The climate is amazing. Our host, Pastor Melvin and his family are delightful. Our hotel is only minutes away from our clinic, which allows for more team time and free time and less travel time. Outstanding food too!
We will be hosted by the Iglesia Bautista Emanuel (Emmanuel Baptist Church) in Siguatepeque, Honduras which is pastored by Melvin Romero. This is the home church of Tina Cedillos, who has served as our GHO Lab Tech since the early years of GHO ministry in Honduras, initiated back in 1999. There are several other Baptist churches that will partner with Melvin and his home church to host our GHO team. Siguatepeque is home to the well-known Hospital Evangelica, founded by the Central American Mission. This hospital is now self-sustaining (a very good thing) but requires payment upfront for any services. So most people in Siguatepeque have to travel to Comayagua or La Paz to get the government health care they can afford.
Our team will fly into San Pedro Sula and ride a bus to Siguatepeque, a two-hour trip. Siguatepeque is at 3,600 feet altitude and offers a cooler, low-humidity, mountain setting. After a great week of ministry in Siguatepeque, we will explore some of the flora and fauna of Lago Yojoa, the largest lake (79 sq. kilometers) in Honduras. This lake with the zip lining and waterfall tour is incredible!
For more information about this trip, please contact Team Leader Nate Benard, MDiv at [email protected], and/or Assistant Team Leader Dr. Huck Whitener at [email protected].
Global Health Outreach
P.O. Box 7500 • Bristol TN 37621
|$150.00||Application Fee (due upon applying/acceptance)|
|$1,535.00||Project Fee (due two weeks prior to trip)|
|$900.00||Estimated International Airfare (will be adjusted to actual airfare total and is due upon ticketing)|
|$500.00||Estimated Domestic Airfare (will be adjusted to actual airfare total and is due upon ticketing)|
- Important Note! The expiration date on your valid passport MUST be 6 months beyond the return date of your trip. We recommend g3visas.com.
- Foreign language skills are appreciated, but not required.
- Attending morning and evening team meetings, including devotions
- Serving in the capacity of position on team and/or at direction of the team leader
- Read "GHO Participant Manual" located under Forms.
- Begin Fundraising
- Submit all requested documents to GHO right away.
- Immunizations - www.cdc.gov/travel