About Journey Mission Camp

Join a Mission Trip to Honduras

OUR MISSION

Journey Mission Camp

2700+  Volunteers since 1989

Join a Mission Trip

OUR STORY

Journey Mission Camp offers a short term mission trip to Honduras for groups.  Most of our mission teams consist of Christian youth groups and college students.

Mission teams typically work in Honduras for two weeks on projects such as building houses for the poor, digging latrines, visiting orphans, teaching in schools, etc.   We have a wide variety of projects to accommodate your mission team.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Stephen Edelhuber of Journey Mission Camp

Stephen Edelhuber

Executive Director
I  have been married to a wonderful woman, Lisa, for 40 years. We have three amazing children; April, Afton, and Jonathan all of which have spent multiple years doing short term mission trips to Honduras.  My life work was in full time youth ministry. Twenty one years of that at the College church of Christ in Searcy, Arkansas. I have an associates degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Surgical Technology, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible and Religion from Harding University and a Master of Science degree in education from Harding University. I served eight years as an officer in the Arkansas Air National Guard. I enjoy beekeeping, trout fishing and flying.
My first trip to Honduras was in 1990 and what I saw was life changing! I have taken a group every year since and every trip is life changing in its own way. One of the things that I like best is seeing North American teenage hearts changed by the Honduran people! It is always an amazing experience. It is the children that make it so meaningful, simple and rich. It is interesting to me that we go to Honduras to bless them but we come back blessed even more. I didn't realize for several years, that is God's way. I wish for you who dare to experience Honduras, a discovery of yourself, a quest for simplicity, a love for people, and a journey toward God !

Wilmer A. Espinoza

Honduran Director

I have lived in Honduras all my life and was reared in the city of Catacamas. I am married to my lovely wife, Karla Hernandez, and we have two amazing kids- Jefferzon and Danna. I graduated from Universidad Metropolitana de Honduras with a business engineering degree.

I started working for Journey Mission Camp in 2004. I am the Vice President and I oversee all operations in Honduras that range from finding projects, ministering to families, ensuring security for groups, etc.

I grew up in a Christian family. My father did and still does preach full-time for a local church of Christ. I started helping my father in 1999 preach at different churches in the area and helped start many other churches of Christ in the area. I am currently preaching part-time at a small church of Christ in a small village called La Jagua.

I love working for Journey Mission Camp and making life-long relationships with participants that come to our camp. Seeing Americans and Hondurans grow spiritually and physically is what I love most about my job. I cannot wait to see what God has in plan for Journey Mission Camp in the future!

Kendel Cole

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

My name is Kendel Cole. I live in Little Rock, Arkansas and I am employed by the city. I graduated from Harding University with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and I recently just finished my master’s degree in the Administration of Justice and Security.

I started coming to Honduras in 2005. I came with a typically two-week group and become hooked on the work that was being completed. I then returned the next year and stayed another five weeks. Then, the following year in 2007 I became a staff member and stayed the whole summer. The work that Journey Mission Camp does in Catacamas, Honduras does not only change the lives of our brothers and sisters in Honduras but also the lives of Americans that come through the camp. It is a life changing experience that I highly recommend for everyone.

Aaron Copeland

USER EXPERIENCE & ADVANCEMENT

Hey Everybody! My name is Aaron Copeland. I love Journey Mission Camp. I started going in 1996 when the camp was located in Trujillo and have been hooked ever since. Basically I’m my best when I’m helping someone else and that is one reason Journey has been a great fit for me.  I’ve always enjoyed working outside, many of my jobs reflect that. I’ve also enjoyed working with people.   The last couple years I sold Nissans in Searcy but before that, I’ve done a little of everything from landscaping to building roads.   Since college I’ve been a stage hand in Little Rock and I know all about concert and event production. One of the coolest experiences yet was working Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis.  That was right after I lived in Guadalajara, Mexico for 9 months.  I really enjoy traveling and the excitement new adventures bring.

In my free time, I enjoy using my gifts in a variety of ways such as going on  disaster relief trips  since I was was 16 I've spent 17 summers building houses, schools, and churches in rural Honduras.  I've also visited Haiti to teach vacation Bible school and give out hygiene packs to a local village. I’ve helped give out 1000+ beds to needy children.

Currently I’m working with recruiting and advancement for Journey Mission Camp as well as administrating the JMC website.  Please contact me and let’s discuss how your mission group might connect with the Journey Mission Experience.

Thanks,

Aaron 1 (501) 819 4652

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