About Us

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.

The Mission

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

3 Comments

  1. Laurie Baron

    You both are so special, as much as I am sad about half of my family moving away, I am equally supportive of your going. To be blessed in this life to know your purpose and to have the courage to follow the Holy Spirits leading, is a true blessing. I love you both very much and I will continue to pray that all the details get worked out. Love Mom

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  2. Luke F.

    Sometimes God leads us through what seems to be complete serendipitous acts.

    You probably do not know who I am; so let me introduce myself. My name is Luke and I am a college student studying at a small private college in West Central Pennsylvania. I was working on a project for a class called “History and Politics of Latin America.” I somehow stumbled along your website and was instantly attached. I have been zooming through your blog for the past hour or two. The weird part is this past summer I was led to go on a mission trip to San Pedro Sula, Honduras this summer. A close friend of mine has gone many times and I had begged her to allow me to go on the next trip they take. So, long story short, I was granted a trip of a lifetime. Through the Western Pennsylvania District Church of the Brethren, I went to an orphanage called “El Hogar de Ninos Emanuel” in SPS. Since then, I have a serious “Heart For Honduras,” and have been praying for a chance to go back. I am now sponsoring a little girl. Her name is Sylvia, and despite being a 20-year old college student, Sylvia is like my little daughter.

    Now, on top of all of this, I am going to an informational meeting run by our Campus Ministry for Service Trips. In the past, the only international trip taken was to Jamaica. However, there has been a major interest in Honduras lately because multiple students have now taken trips to there. My college is run by the Sisters of Mercy, and we have recently discovered that the Sisters of Mercy own and operate a homeless shelter near San Pedro Sula. So, I am hoping there is a trip there this academic year.

    This all may seem completely random, but God led me here and it only felt right to comment. Thank you for sharing your inspirational life! God has an amazing plan for you all! Please keep me updated! All the Blessings – Luke

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    • Chad Baron

      Luke, thank you for taking the time to share your story. We love to hear from people who visit our site. And we love to hear about others with a passion for Honduras. So was it hot in San Pedro Sula? I’ve only been there once but I remember it being very hot. I’ve heard some people call it San Pedro “Sauna.”

      I think it is awesome you are sponsoring a little girl. Have you met the girl you are sponsoring? We have sponsored a girl for a long time and finally got to meet her on one of our trips. It was an amazing experience.

      We will be updating this site and our facebook page regularly with what we are doing. The ministry we will be working with also hosts short term teams so if you wanted to put a group together you could come to Tegucigalpa. Or you can come down on your own, it doesn’t have to be with a team. Stay in touch and blessings to you brother – Chad

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