Gary Lucas and Pastor Blaine will be traveling with the Roanoke team to Honduras.  They are scheduled to leave September 21, 2024 and will return home September 28, 2024.   Contact Gary Lucas at 540-430-7863 or if you are interested in financially supporting this team or you can go to Mighty Cause 2024.   The team would like to say “Thanks” for all of the support that has been offered in the past to help raise funds for our medical supplies.  The 2024 team is currently raising funds (Mighty Cause 2024) for the medical supplies they will take to Honduras in September.
Check back on this page for upcoming fund raisers for the 2024 team.  THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP!
What does an FoB (Friends of Barnabas) medical mission team do?
Deliver medical care to children and their families in the mountains of Honduras.
Where is Honduras?
In Latin America, bordered by Guatemala, Nicaragua, and El Salvador.  Seven or eight hours away by plane.
What’s the weather like?
Hot mostly, and muggy.  But in the mountains it can be quite pleasant, especially with an evening breeze.
Why should I go?
Lots of reasons … maybe God is calling you to have an adventure, to change the life of a child, to change your own life!
How much does it cost?
Each team member is asked to raise  $2,250 for travel expenses.  These funds can be accomplished by asking friends and family for financial support.  Each team is also responsible for raising $11,500 for medical supplies.
What’s a typical day like?
Wake up early, eat a delicious breakfast, bus ride into the mountains (30 minutes to 2 hours).  Set up clinics, see patients until there are none left,  with a break for lunch.  Bus ride back, showers, dinner, devotions, free time.  Most of us go to bed early because we’re worn out!  First full day there we pack medicines for the week.  Sunday we visit some of the local sites (lake, waterfall, or other fun Honduras sites.
Do I need a medical degree?
No!  Besides doctors, nurses, dentists, PAs, and eye care experts, we also need Spanish translators and non-medical lay people to make the trip successful.
Is it safe?
Precautions are taken for the team’s safety.  The mission teams are accompanied by the National Police or National Guard throughout the week.  The compound where we stay is guarded 24/7.  But of course there are risks, just like Jesus said there would be if we follow him!  
How’s the food?
Amazingly good!  You’ll eat like a king (or queen) for the week.  authentic Honduran food at every meal:  fried fish, chicken, beans and rice, fresh veggies, hand rolled tortillas, perfectly ripe fruit and lots of good desserts like flan, rice pudding and bananas foster.
What if I can’t go to Honduras?
You can still participate!  We need people to pray, give and go.  Pray for the mountain medical teams, for the people we serve, for the FoB leadership, and for the presence of Christ to be revealed in Honduras.  You can also support our work through financial giving. 
How can I learn more?
Talk to Gary Lucas or visit the Fob website at
From the FoB website:
“Improving the lives of impoverished children in Honduras by providing high quality sustainable medical care and enabling communities to become self-sufficient through health related training and education.