Manos Team looking for Youth ages 18-30 to go on a mission trip to Honduras in January 2023 -Scholarships available &
calling for applications now!
WHAT: The Honduras Manos Ministry received a grant from the Episcopal
Diocese of West Texas College Missions
Council that will sponsor three college
students to go to Honduras on a short
mission trip with the Manos de Dios Team. The scholarship will cover the airline travel and per diem expenses (housing, food, and
ground transportation) for a week in Honduras.
WHEN: The trip to Honduras will take place January 3-10, 2023.
DEADLINE: Applications are due by September 16, 2022. For more information including background on the Manos Honduras Ministry, the official application form, full requirements, and submissions of electronic applications, please email: Patricia Perea, Chief Mission Officer
The Manos Planning Team went to Danli Honduras in June 2022
Geoff Partain, Lisa Partain, Fr. Allan Conkling, Patricia Perea & Cesareo Guadarrama
After almost three years of not being able to visit Honduras due to the pandemic, a small group of five members was able to go to Danli this past June. The two main objectives of the trip were:
1 ) Reconnect with our in-country partners
and listen for their wants, needs & priorities
to help us plan for the January 2023 trip.
2) Check the pulse of the Manos
Scholarship Program including various
We had a very productive trip and we were able to visit with our students and in-country partners to help us understand their priorities as we try to move forward with our ministries in Honduras. In addition, we were able to have some good conversations with our program leaders on the different areas that we will be focusing on during our mission trip in January 2023 to Danli, Honduras. Some of the highlights of our trip were being able to reconnect and interact with our Manos scholarship students during the following events:
Manos scholarship ceremony - We were able to welcome in person the 2022 new scholarship recipients that we had only met over Zoom. We recognized and congratulated the three high school seniors that graduated last November and currently attending college. In addition, we acknowledged the five college students that graduated in the last two years and we hadn't been able to see in person given the restrictions during the pandemic.
Honor roll dinner - Every year we sponsor a special dinner with the top three of our scholarship students with their families as an incentive for their hard work. This year we included the top five students given that there was a tie for the third place.
We took our high school seniors that are graduating this November to three college visits to help them decide on their major and college choice.
We attended several sessions of the Club Intercambio (ESL Club) to see the progress that our students had made during the last few years.
We re-launched our Club Aventura, which is a book club that we started with our scholarship students and some members of the community. The Club Aventura had taken a pause during the pandemic. We had a vibrant and fascinating discussion on the book The Apothecary's Daughter by Charlotte Betts.
Jennifer is one of the Club Aventura members. She is in 9th grade.
Club Intercambio intermediate class: Daniela, Nixia, Marvin, Julio, Professor Jorge, Professors Dinora and Alejandro.
Manos honor roll students during our special dinner with their families and the Manos Team: Danery, Lupita, Allan, Andrea & Leonardo.
Diplomas and medals were given to the Manos scholarship students
that excelled during the 2021 academic year.
Daniel, Danery & Roberto graduated from high school in November 2021 and are currently freshman in college studying Computer Science, Pre-med and Psychology, respectively.
Visiting the Catholic University and the Politecnica University as part of our college tours with the high school seniors that will graduate in November 2022
We have seven students graduating from high school in November 2022. From left to right: Dalibeth, Erlin, Karla, Axel. Not in photo: Lupita, Anthony & Allan.