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Snapshot of Honduras – The official language of Honduras is Spanish. Most of Honduras’ population shares both European and Native American ancestry. Most Hondurans are Christian, with the Roman Catholic church being the largest church in the country. However, various Protestant and Evangelical denominations have been increasing in popularity in recent years. Legends and folklore are rather prevalent in Honduras. Holidays and other celebrations are marked by music and dancing, and during the Holy Week processions are held commemorating the events of Easter. Colored sawdust is often used to decorate the pathway of the processions. Salsa, merengue, reggaeton, and American music are popular in Honduras, though Mexican rancheras music is also popular in more rural areas. Soccer is Honduras’ most popular sport. Tortillas are used in most Honduran meals and in a variety of dishes. Fried fish, carne asada, and tamales are all typical menu items in different regions of the country. Red bean soup and rice and beans are also common. Coconut is frequently used in recipes, and many tropical fruits, such as papaya, pineapple, and passion fruit are regularly eaten as well.
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In the country of Honduras there are 154,207 members, three missions, 226 congregations, and one temple.
he food includes a lot of fried plantains, refried beans,eggs, and of course tortillas. The food is very tasty, and often quite oily. Because of this many missionaries may need a little time to become accustomed to the change in diet.
The majority missionaries walk as their form of transportation. This is true for missionaries in cities or out in the country. Busses and taxis are frequently used In the cities, but always have a dependable pair of shoes as that is the main form of transportation.
Honduras has a history of crime and violence, but missionaries generally stay safe if they follow mission guidelines.
This is an excerpt from the US State Department safety information in Honduras:
If you or someone you know becomes the victim of a crime in Honduras, you should contact the local police and the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa. For violent crimes such as assault and rape, the U.S. Embassy can help you find appropriate medical care, contact family members and friends, and help them send you money. Although the investigation and prosecution of crime are the responsibility of local authorities, U.S. consular officers can provide guidance on the local criminal justice process and find you an attorney if needed.
See this URL for the US State Dept. travel safety advisory and other important information about traveling and staying in Honduras.
People do not point at things with their finger, they point with their lips. When entering a house in the smaller villages, you can just yell (permiso!!) and enter their home. They are very superstitious, and is important to recognize them.
There is a lot of local lingo, but it is fairly easy to pick up in the country.
The most important thing is a lightweight, packable, waterproof jacket for the rainy season, and some extremely sturdy and comfortable shoes.
Shipping: Recommended shipping companies are DHL and UPS. It is recommended to get package tracking on anything sent to Honduras. Do not send packages to the missionaries apartment. Send all packages to the mission home.
Edificio Plaza America
Contiguo a Sears, a una cuadra del Mall
Teguicigalpa, Francisco Morazán