Every year it is the same, and every year it surprises us. As of last week we are full for short-term mission trips for the summer of 2013. Eight months before the arrival of the first team we have no more slots. We will be hosting 13 short-term mission teams June – August of 2013.
Honduras is an abnormally popular destination among MTW short-term destinations. The MTW office has barely even begun requiting to fill slots for 2013 and here we are full. Heck, our last team of 2012 was here less than a month ago and already God has filled us up for 2013.
While the popularity of La Ceiba as a short-term missions destination is beneficial to us, it is frustrating for others. There are many churches that wanted to return to Honduras in 2013 that just didn’t think it was urgent and haven’t reserved a slot. We understand that. Most churches don’t even start thinking about next summer until after Christmas.
And, if that is not crazy enough for you…we have two churches that have already reserved dates for 2014.