In 2005 Trina Korthuis felt God call her to be a teacher in a Central American country she had never been to. She got a job as a first grade teacher at an English speaking school in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras. While she was there she felt a little homesick so she spent some time on the website MySpace.com looking for people from her home town of Lynden, Washington. On a whim she sent a friend request to Chad Baron. Even though they had never formerly met they knew of each other. Through that, Chad and Trina began corresponding through email. Over the next several months they developed a strong friendship. Trina came home for spring break and Chad picked her up from the airport – it was the first time they actually met face to face. And that was all it took. A year and a half later they were married.
Because of Trina’s time in Honduras, Chad and Trina decided they would like to do a mission trip there. Honduras is the third poorest country in the western hemisphere. In 1998 hurricane Mitch devastated Honduras. Wiping out thousands of homes and much of the infrastructure, the hurricane set the country back 50 years. Nearly 11,000 people were killed with over 11,000 left missing by the end of 1998. 2.7 million were left homeless or missing in all. Because of this there is a huge need in this country.
In June of 2008 we led our first mission team to Honduras. It was a life changing experience. God allowed our hearts to be broken for the people of Honduras so we’ve pledged to do what we can to help.
In April of 2009 we led our second mission team to Honduras. Again it was a life changing experience for all the people on the team. We were able to see how our continued support is making a difference in the lives of the people there.
Since our first trip we knew some day we would live in Honduras – we just didn’t know when. After our second trip that feeling was confirmed but we still didn’t know the time line. Finally, after a couple years of waiting, prayer, and preparation the time was right. September 24, 2010 we left our families and our home, stepping out in faith on this great adventure. Life should not be boring. Life on the edge with God is never boring. Join us in this great adventure.
To everyone who supports us in this mission with your prayers, time, and contributions — Thank You! We can’t do it without you.
Chad and Trina Baron