2023 Honduras Mission Trip

July 10-17, 2023

We will be partnering with Carolina Cross Connection to serve children's homes in San Pedro Sula.  We will serve in Private Children's Homes in San Pedro Sula and surrounding communities through painting, small building projects, and investing in the lives of the kids who live in the Homes.  This is an opportunity to breakdown stereotypes and barriers between our cultural perception and the reality of Central America and in their place find a global community.

Spots are filled on a first come, first serve basis, with priority going to Sr-Hi students, then Mid-Hi Students, then adults.  Deadline for Sr-Hi to pay the 1st deposit of $300 to FUMC is Sept 11th.

If you are a youth and would like to go, please do not let the cost keep you from going, we will find a way!  Please contact Stephanie Jenkins!!

Cost: $2100 (Breakdown below)  

$300 For Sign Up (upon registration - non-refundable, non-transferable)

$600 For Plane Tickets (Due Dec. 1)

$600 For Project Supplies, Bus Rental (March 1)

$600 For Program Supplies, Staffing, Food, Bag Fees, Visa (May 15)

** ALL of these payments will go through our finance office.  Checks must be written out to First UMC Gastonia.  FUMC will then make payments to CCC.

Extra costs per person:

  • Passport (www.uspassportnow.com)   15 Years & Under around $140; 16+ around $170  (Passport must not expire before July 10, 2024)
  • Typhoid Shots/Pills  Approx $90
  • Spending Money (up to each family)
  • Money for Food at airports on Travel Days  (Approx $40)

Honduras Information Central



$300 is due at time of registration.  You are not guaranteed a spot on the mission trip until you register and pay the $300 deposit.  If you need financial assistance/scholarship, please reach out to Stephanie Jenkins.  We do not want the cost to get in the way of someone attending!

Lodging:  Camp Jerusalem (2 hrs outside city)

Free Day: Waterfall, zipline,  hike (cost included in trip)

Itinerary, Requirements & More

CCC Meetings & FORMS

Interest Meeting - Aug 18 6pm

Meeting #1 - Oct. 16th 6-7:30pm

(learn about Honduran culture & each other as a team)

Meeting #2 - Date TBD

(learn about Honduran partnerships & where you will be spending your time.  Turn in passport & paperwork)

Meeting #3 - Date TBD

(talk about itinerary & packing list)


We will have at least 3 fundraisers.  ALL participants will be expected to participate in each fundraiser regardless of needing fundraising funds.  Money will be distributed evenly to all participants (unless they've opted out of receiving funds).

  • Saturday November 5th Yard Sale 7am-11am (Coming Soon - Sign Up Link)
  • Spring Fundraiser TBD
  • Letter Writing Campaign  (Sample Letter Coming Soon) 


We created a donation page where individuals can donate to specific individuals or to the entire group.  This will go to a restricted fund just for the Honduras trip.