AFE Work Trips: Seven Days that Will Change Your Life!
Teams that visit Amor, Fe y Esperanza are an integral part of the transformation of the garbage dump community. Not only do they help with construction projects, but they also share their experiences back home, bolstering our support! Most work teams discover that although they came to bless Honduras, they in turn are blessed also! Here is the second aim of the work trip experience: to share with those from another country
With these aims in mind (to provide a service experience that will bless the dump communityand work team participants), AFE offers the following work-trip options. If you are interesting in visiting AFE on a work trip, please fill out the online form below and someone will contact you shortly.
A. Week-long Construction Projects
Some teams come with construction or electrical expertise and put a roof on a building in five days. Others come with different sorts of skills and paint murals or smiles on kids’ faces! We have projects for every sort of skill set and ability. Please contact Rey Diaz for a list of current projects.
Typically teams of 10 – 12 people arrive on Saturday and attend AFE’s church on Sunday. They usually stay in a nearby hostel or hotel and work from Monday to Friday and then leave on the following Saturday. These teams often come from churches, are made up of adults or teenagers, and bring along a leader who helps them to reflect on their experience.
B. Medical Brigades
On medical brigades doctors and nurses of many different specialties come and share their expertise with the garbage dump community. We typically have about five different medical brigades which visit throughout the year and for some people in the community, this is the only medical attention they will receive. Our current greatest need is for a dental brigade.
C. Week-long VBS Projects
The purpose of this trip is to spend a lot of time with the children of AFE and bless them educationally. Sometimes groups organize a week-long VBS, with skits and musical performances to share. These trips follow the format of the week-long construction project but have a slightly different emphasis. In the past, groups have organized special outings and activities for AFE children such as a trip to the water park. VBS trips as also a great way for older children in the United States to serve the children of AFE.
D. Tailor-made Trips
If you have a special vision for how you might serve AFE, let us know and we may be able to accommodate! We love it when specialized outreach/ministry groups, or martial arts teams come to share with the children! We are flexible and open to what God wants to do through your group.