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
  • sharing stories of the incredible things God has done throughout the week

more valuable information:

Summer 2018 Team Trip Recap

We hope you'll make plans to join us next year as we take advantage of more opportunities to join God's love story in the village of Linares!



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