2021 Honduras / Casa de Ester: January 9 - 16, 2021

January 20, 2019 to January 28, 2021
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
The women of OHC will travel from San Antonio to Honduras for 8 days. We will build relationships and minister to teenage girls who have been victims of trauma, abuse, and neglect. Regardless of your experience or language knowledge, all of your multifaceted gifts can be used on this trip. Do not underestimate your value in building God’s Kingdom abroad because you believe you’re lacking an associated ministry skill. God can use your exclusive talents on our Oak Hills Church short-term team to serve Him in this mission journey.

“You hear, O Lord, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry defending the fatherless and the oppressed, in order that man, who is of the earth, may terrify no more.” Psalm 10:17-18

The OHC team will be serving alongside the staff of Casa de Ester (CDE). Casa de Ester is a Christ-centered ministry serving sexually traumatized young girls – restoring them to a life of hope, purpose, and favor.

Our relationship with CDE started with our Ministry Partners of Michael and Valina Perry; Michael grew up at Oak Hills Church. He and Valina first traveled to Honduras in the May 2013 and began working there on mission in the Fall of the same year. In May 2015 they took over full ownership and leadership of the Casa de Ester ministry. They provide physical, spiritual, and emotional support to girls and young women who are victims of abuse. Additionally, they provide educational, vocational, and transition assistance to these women. Through their work and God's healing they are able to transform the lives of many women of Honduras. In December 2016, the Perry's transitioned stateside to focus on building their ministry partnership network, along with fundraising.  They continue to be involved with the operations of CDE and participate with STM teams that serve at CDE and Honduras. To visit their website; click here.

Our team will travel from San Antonio, TX to Honduras for eight days (including travel), from Saturday - Saturday, Jan. 9 - 16, 2021.

Tentative Schedule:

Sat., Jan. 9:  Depart early Saturday morning.  Arrive in Honduras early afternoon and settle into our Mission House located on the grounds of CDE.  We will spend the afternoon / evening getting to know the girls. The team All meals will be enjoyed with the girls, family style.

Sun., Jan. 10:  Attend worship at a nearby church where the CDE girls worship. The afternoon is spent introducing the girls to the weeks schedule of various activities and projects.

Mon., Tues, Thurs., Fris., Jan. 11, 12, 14, 15:  We will spend our days on daily devotionals, projects, activities, and the building of relationships.

Wed. Jan. 13:  The team will enjoy a free day, time of rest, & time to bless the local vendors.  We will end our day visiting the girls at Casa Legado (Legacy Home for graduate girls of CDE) where we will enjoy a meal, devo time, and a project.

Sat., Jan. 16:  Depart Honduras and arrive in San Antonio, Texas late evening.

Trip Details:

- Total Trip Cost: $1,900.  Land cost is $950 and is all inclusive of meals, lodging, in-country transportation, insurance, interpreters, bottled water, sightseeing, ministry supplies, etc. Airfare cost is $950 and OHC MUST arrange all airfare travel.

- Place of Stay: Casa de Ester Mission House.  The home includes a private area away from the main CDE home.  It includes bunk style beds, private restrooms, and a small kitchen area.

- Meals:  All meals are eaten at CDE enjoying the hospitality and visiting with the girls.

- Trip Orientation/Meetings: We will have several Team meetings prior to our trip. We will provide you with a Team Informational Packet at the 1st Team Meeting. Team Meetings are required and will focus on building team unity, learning about the culture of our designated country, discuss & plan for our in-country service.