Frequently Asked Questions
The material cost for a filter is $35 but the total cost of making, transporting, and installing a filter in a mountain village home is $75. One filter supplies clean water to up to 35 people.
Joel and Maite Aycock are the His Hands missionaries.Learn more about Joel and Maite
8 people – $80 a person per day
7 people – $85 a person per day
6 people – $90 a person per day
5 people – $95 a person per day
4 people – $110 a person per day
Saturday – Saturday is a 7 day trip because the two Sat are half days
Sunday – Saturday is 6 days
What this would pay for: the materials cost for the filters, rental car, gas, food, and lodging.
What this does not pay for: plane ticket, souvenirs, snacks that you might want to buy during
the day, insurance, and the dinner in San Pedro Sula the last night before the group leaves the
All of these numbers are based on the group renting one vehicle and staying in the hotel in San
Pedro Sula one night. If these were to change, the prices would also change.
Saturday to Saturday
Saturday – Arrive in San Pedro Sula and drive up to the mountains. Eat supper in the
Mountains, have a devotional, and go to sleep.
Sunday – Wake up, see the work site/Joel’s house. Short tour of El Paraiso, go to church from 7:00-9:00 at night. Church in the morning is usually just a small devotional and then a meeting.
Monday – Build filters
Tuesday – Build filters and wash sand
Wednesday – Install filters in remote villages and wash sand if needed for the next day
Thursday – Install filters in remote villages. Small home group meeting with people from church
Friday – Return to San Pedro by 10:30am and go to the market in the afternoon
Saturday – Depart from Honduras and return home
If the trip is one or two days less, then a filter building day, installing day, or both would be cut. Of course, if a trip is Sunday – Saturday or Monday – Saturday, there would be no church service. Trips can begin or end any day of the week if it fits the team’s schedule better.
A mission trip to Honduras lasts 5-8 days. To experience all aspects of the project, the trip must be at least 5 days.
Teams stay in the Hotel America which is located in the center of El Paraiso and is only about 3 blocks from Joel’s house. The hotel is secure and team members share rooms. Each room has separate bathrooms with showers as well as beautiful views of the mountains.
Teams consist of 4-8 members. We are currently not able to house/handle more than 8 people because of housing/truck space. The minimum is 4 people because of the amount of work we need to get done.
A trip to support His Hands is hard work, but extremely fulfilling. Days involve working with your hands, walking long distances, carrying heavy objects, and a lot of fun and laughter.
We suggest that you visit the CDC website for Honduras for updated vaccine information:CDC Information for Travelers to Honduras
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