Come see first-hand the impact your sponsorship is having on the life of the child you support here in Honduras. Together, we will serve the bride of Christ in Honduras as we learn from them, encourage them and bless them. Your face-to-face presence with your sponsored child will no doubt inspire the child to continue to grow in Christ and fulfill the dreams and ambitions purposed for their future. This incredible tour will give you the opportunity to know with certainty that your contributions are solidifying change in the heart of every child we serve and you will begin to see how that one decision will ultimately bring about the development of this poverty stricken country. Make no mistake that God is moving here and your partnership is bringing about His Kingdom plans for the “least of these.”
If you have an active faith that desires to roll up your sleeves and serve, this is the trip for you. We’ll plan and prepare in advance to provide a vacation bible school-type program when we visit the children in some of the poorest communities in the country. We will also have opportunities to serve in more tangible ways, which may include painting, light construction and other service projects. In fact, a sponsor tour is a fantastic way to serve as a family. We often have entire families join us to experience the adventure together.
I am sure even now your heart is beating just a little bit faster as you consider this opportunity. I am sure there is a part only you can fill, so check with the Lord and then get yourself registered as quickly as possible because these tours fill fast. See you soon!!
Registration: Our trips fill up quickly on a first-come basis, so it is important to register by 3/26/12. Once we have received your registration along with a deposit of $180.00, we will confirm your place on the tour and you may then purchase your domestic air ticket. The final payment of $2350.00 is due no later than 6/17/2012.
Please register now to complete the registration form online. If you'd rather register by mail, print the Registraton Form.
Price: The cost of this tour is $2530.00 per person for double occupancy.
Included in our tour price are round-trip airfare between Miami and San Pedro Sula, Honduras, lodging, all meals, travel within Honduras, tips, your child's travel, guides and translators during the tour, admission fees, departure tax and administrative costs.
Costs not included in the tour price are transportation to and from Miami, passport and incidentals such as snacks, additional beverages, laundry, phone calls, film and other personal items. You may want to bring extra spending money for shopping at the local markets.
Safety and Preparation: This tour will be moderate in difficulty because of impoverished conditions. Also, there will be some walking, rides on bumpy roads, and long days. We will have a light work element in this tour.
Compassion constantly monitors the safety of our destination countries and will make any adjustments necessary to protect our tour participants, sponsored children and in-country staff. We believe it is important to provide safe, comfortable accommodations, traditional meals and reliable transportation so that your focus can be on what God is teaching you and the impact of the experience rather than concern for your personal safety and well-being.
Please read the Tour Conditions and General Information tab before finalizing your decision.
Day 1: Our Journey Begins
Saturday, October 6: The journey begins today with travel to Honduras to spend some time getting oriented to our new surroundings.
Day 2: Worship and Play Together
Sunday, October 7: We will begin the day by worshipping with our brothers and sisters in Christ here in Honduras and in the afternoon we’ll get to know more of the surrounding area as we see some sights.
Day 3 - 5: Expand Your Heart
Monday, October 8 – Wednesday, October 10: You’ll join together with other sponsors to experience the realities of poverty, the struggles these families face and how your ministry of Compassion is truly transforming lives. You’ll visit a Compassion child development center that serves the poorest of the poor and work together to provide a vacation bible school program designed to share God’s love (expressed through you) for them. You’ll also learn about the leadership challenges facing this country and how Compassion is developing emerging young leaders with the godly character and professional skills to transform their families, churches, communities and even the entire nation.
Day 6: A Day You Won't Soon Forget
Thursday, October 11: All Sponsors and children spend day together making memories to last a lifetime. This will be your opportunity to meet the staff from your child’s development center and often a family member to learn as much as you can about your child’s context and how to better pray for and encourage them when you return home. Being able to look your child in the eye and tell them how much you love them - that is priceless!
Day 7: Our Last Day in Honduras
Friday, October 12: Our last day in Honduras we will spend our time serving one of our church partners by completing a much needed service project. This may include activities such as painting classrooms at the child development center, light construction, or possibly a beautification project in the surrounding community. Of course we’ll also spend some time this afternoon shopping for gifts and souvenirs typical to the area.
Day 8: Time to Travel Home
Saturday, October 13: We return back to Miami in time for you to make it home in the same day (if that is what works best for you).
In order to ensure our children's protection and determine eligibility to travel with Compassion, we now require all travelers (over the age of 18) to complete a criminal background check to ensure the safety of the children in our programs.
Please visit Screening One Sponsor Tour BC to complete your online background check at the time of registration. If you are unable to complete this online, please contact us and we will send you a paper form for you to fill out and return. Compassion uses a third party vendor, Screening One to process background checks. The results of your background check are confidential and all personal information is encrypted and secure.
RESERVATIONS should be made well in advance and require a nonrefundable deposit of $180.00 per person. Final Payment of $2350.00 is due no later than 6/17/12.
AIR TRANSPORTATION and FUEL SURCHARGES
Air transportation as included in the tour is based on economy-class transportation and is subject to all rules and regulations governing these fares. Fuel surcharges are added on a per-ticket basis at time of confirmation. In the event these surcharges are increasingly higher than budget estimates, we may require additional funds to cover these surcharges.
Airlines will frequently have flight changes that may interfere with your international connection from your domestic flight. Please understand that we are not responsible for any costs associated with airline changes as they are outside of our control. For this reason, we recommend allowing at least four hours between arrival time at the gateway city and the time the group flight departs the airport. We will communicate any pricing and itinerary changes immediately.
In the event that you need to cancel your trip, please refer to our Cancellation Policy below:
- All deposits are nonrefundable.
- Fifty percent of the tour cost will be required for cancellations 59-31 days prior to the sponsor tour.
- One hundred percent of the tour cost will be required for cancellations 30-0 days prior to the sponsor tour.
- Only written cancellations accepted.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL reserves the right to adjust or alter any travel program when necessary or desirable for the protection, safety or improvement of said travel program, or when local conditions do not permit operation as published. COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL reserves the right to accept or deny participants application at its sole discretion.
RESPONSIBILITY: COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL makes arrangements with airlines, hotels and other independent parties to provide you with the travel services you purchase. These parties are independent suppliers over whom we have no direct control. In the absence of negligence on our part, we are not responsible for any claims, losses, damages, costs or expenses arising out of injury, accident or death; damage, loss or delay of baggage or other property; or delay, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment, upset, disappointment, distress or frustration, whether physical or mental, resulting from (1) the act or omission of any party other than COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL or its employees; (2) mechanical breakdown, government actions, weather or other factors beyond our control; (3) failure to obtain documents, passports, visas and health certificates valid through the date of reentry, when required, in which case a cancellation charge will be assessed; (4) failure to follow instructions including but not limited to check-in and checkout times and baggage handling; (5) cancellation or change for any reason in the travel services offered; and (6) medical or health problems or physical disabilities. COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL reserves the right to cancel or alter the travel services at its discretion, except as otherwise noted herein. In the event of change, COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL will try to substitute comparable services; in the event of complete cancellation by COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL, we shall refund all monies paid to us. COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL will not be responsible for any other cost incurred by participants.