Honduras
San Pedro Sula East Mission
2013 - 2016

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Come Serve a Senior Mission in Honduras

Come Serve a Senior Mission in Honduras . . .

Hey!

What can I say?

This is an outright blatant plea for your consideration . .

We're even willing to offer a bribe (or a promise) of sorts  . . .

What is it?





Hopefully I have your attention!

Wanted:  LDS Senior Missionary Couples
to serve as Senior Missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Particularly in the San Pedro Sula East Mission!
Are you the adventurous sort, just wondering where the next stage of life is taking you?  Looking for an opportunity where you can really make a difference?  

Boy . . . have we got an opportunity and challenge for you!

We are currently in need of Senior Couple missionaries.  No Spanish necessary to serve in English speaking areas of our mission.  We are really in need of 3-4 Senior Missionary couples!

You are in a position to serve and really make a difference in the lives of the people.

Do you have love you an share?
You are qualified for the work.





I'm sure many of you are contemplating a Senior Couple mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Now is your time!! 

Watch this video for just a little taste of what's in store for LDS Senior Missionaries!





Here is the best (and worst) of what Honduras has to offer:


The best of Honduras:


  • Homes are painted and beautiful in some areas as families strive to keep their humble circumstances clean.
  • The flowers ARE beautiful!
  • Honduras has a beautiful recently dedicated LDS temple in Tegucigalpa. Senior Missionaries can visit from time to time.
  • Full service at all the gas stations
  • Fresh fruit such as - bananas, oranges, pineapples, watermelons and more are always available.
  • You never have to shovel snow, or scrape ice.
  • Missionaries have great energy and excitement and testify with great enthusiasm.
  • Honduras is a beautiful green country with lots of rivers.
  • The LDS chapels are some of the nicest buildings in their cities.
  • The gospel of Jesus Christ changes people and enlightens their life.
  • The missionaries and people are among the best in the world.
  • Senior missionaries are housed in safe, secure and comfortable housing!
  • Wintertime temperatures are approximately a balmy 85 degrees.
  • Roatan, the paradise of Honduras in currently in need of a senior missionary couple.
  • The people of the islands are as beautiful as their accompanying scenery.
  • Time is indeterminate and no one is bothered by tardiness.
  • Baleades, a tortilla of rice and beans are typical daily fare.
  • The people love the missionaries.
  • The children are delightful!
  • Sometimes missionary work is just plain ol' fun.
  • Baptisms on the beach really happen.
  • It's an honor to be a missionary!
  • The Lord has his eye on each tiny branch of the church in Honduras.
  • Kayaking on Roatan is an amazing opportunity where one can see dazzling coral and beautiful fish.
  • Ummm . . . can you believe the seafood is amazing!
  • On the islands, the air is clean, it's quiet and the beaches are amazing.
  • Sunsets are gorgeous.
  • The blessings are endless.



The worst of Honduras:


  • Most of the roads are rutted and bumpy dirt roads 
  • Not all neighborhoods have garbage pick up and litter sometimes lines the roads
  • Many roads are narrow and difficult to maneuver.
  • Traffic is crazy and frequently causes long lines.
  • Senior missionaries have VERY long days.
  • In some neighborhoods children must play inside during the day as it's too dangerous to go out and play in the streets.
  • Intestinal parasites are a possibility and one takes medication to prevent / overcome.
  • Tens of thousands of taxi's are honking constantly in the bigger cities.
  • Noise congestion and rubble abound in San Pedro Sula.
  • The no-see-um's at the beaches are particularly annoying.
  • Time is indeterminate and no one is bothered by tardiness.
  • Baleades, a tortilla of rice and beans are typical daily fare.
  • During the rainy season it rains, and rains . . . . and rains and rains . . .
  • You might have to learn to cook lobster.
  • The days are long and the work is hard.


In return for  missionary service we have much to promise . . .

The best experience of your life.  

The opportunity to serve alongside the best missionaries in the world.

Service to the most humble and teachable of our Father's children.  

We will be the best missionary President for you to work with - we promise!

You can contact President Norman Klein or Sister Kristin Klein at -
alpinekleins at aol(dot)com

To read about many of the experiences of young missionaries currently serving in Honduras -

We invite you to check out the many missionary blogs, reporting from Honduras
 in the right side margin.





Photo Gallery
(You can also see the experiences of a previous Senior Couple in Honduras - Our Honduras Mission)










































This is NOT an official Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints website.  But you can click the link to take you to the official site.

Click here to start the recommendation process! 
Instructions for the online recommendation.

Just a reminder - 

As of September 1, 2011, couples may serve for 6, 12, 18, or 23 months. In addition, a cap of $1,400 (US) per month will be established for housing costs.
In the past, the policy has been that couples serving outside their country of residence were called for at least 18 months. Those wishing to serve outside their country of residence for less than 18 months may now do so if they pay for their own transportation to and from the field.
A change in housing costs for senior missionaries will also take place in September. Missions, temples, or area administration offices now will locate and secure appropriate housing and pay all housing costs (including rent, utilities, and furnishings). Missionary couples will then reimburse some or all of those housing costs up to the cap.
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