Taking a short term mission trip to Honduras with Joy, is to join a love story over 20 years in the making.


the Village of Linares

Since 1997, our primary focus has been in the beautiful Gualaco Valley, Olancho. Within this valley, most of our ministry has been in the village of Linares. We’ve seen great improvement in the overall spiritual and physical health within the village.

Through construction projects, hygiene classes, medical outreach, children’s ministry, leadership training and numerous visits of encouragement, we’ve been able to share the love of Christ with many precious families.

After many years of laboring in Honduras and trying to establish lasting change where individuals are walking with God and living in His ways, I grew frustrated because what we were DOING lacked long term change. The main problem was A LACK OF TRUST.
— Pastor Vaughn Drawdy

more than concrete and 2x4S

Through years of going to Linares and growing in our friendship, trust has grown, establishing lasting change. Short-term missions must be about a long term commitment to the same place and the same people.

While pouring concrete and building structures has value for the village, we must also ask ourselves these questions:

  • Do we know the names of the families we're serving?
  • Do we know the specific spiritual needs of these families?

You have a place in this story.

We would love to introduce you to the families of Linares, Honduras! Consider partnering with Joy in taking a short term mission trip. These trips consist of:

  • much prayer and preparation through team meetings
  • Saturday travel days in and out of Honduras
  • 4 1/2 days in the village of Linares
  • prayer and ministry time with families throughout the week
  • predetermined construction projects
  • children's ministry and time with the Esperanza Viva Orphanage
  • sharing stories of the incredible things God has done throughout the week

more valuable information:

2018 Team Trip July 28th - August 4th

Our missions team will be leaving soon! Please be in prayer, that God will give them many opportunities to show His love and His life to the village of Linares!

Remember to download the Team Trip Member Book! We've created this resource to include all of the information you need to get prepared for your trip.


Do you have more questions? Contact our church office at 770-227-1671 or officecoj@gmail.com