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Recently returned from serving the people of Honduras for 3 years

Monday, March 25, 2013

Come Serve a Senior Mission in Honduras!

Hey! (we'll be back after this word from our sponsors :)

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!

The San Pedro Sula mission is being divided to the East and West missions, with the one current serving Senior couple going with the West mission.  Leaving the EAST mission with no senior couples.  We are really in need of 3-4 Senior Missionary couples!  

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!!  :D

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 the most recently dedicated LDS temple and it is beautiful!
  • 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 currently are housed in a stunningly beautiful oasis compared to much of the city.
  • 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 many 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.
  • Noise congestion and rubble abound.
  • The flies 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! :D

You can contact Norm or Kristin at
alpinekleins at aol(dot)com

For the REAL scoop on missionary service in Honduras -
We invite you to check out the following missionary service blogs reporting from Honduras.

Photo Gallery
(as seen on the Johns Missionary Blog - Our Honduras Mission)
And much much more to see if you click the link above!

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.


Sue said...

Sometime, we will do it. Assuming my husband actually gets released one day...


mCat said...

i'm telling you, this is the first thing we do just as soon as Splenda Daddy can retire. Hoping we can make some good investments along the way to make it happen sooner rather than later!

Jan said...

President and Sister Klein just wanted to let you know that we just received our mission call to the Honduras San Pedro Sula East Mission. We will be in the MTC on June 30th. We are so excited to Serve in Honduras. Love Elder and Sister Webb Spanish Fork Utah

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