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HFMM
2022

Conference

Frequently asked questions

What are the dates and locations for the HFMM Conferences in 2022?


  1. The first conference will take place February 8th -10th, at the church, Centro Cristiano Internacional, in Colonia Trapiche, Tegucigalpa. (The location can be found here, as well as a map is located at the bottom of the page.)
  2. The second conference will take place in San Pedro Sula in September. Dates and location to be announced.




Which conference can/should I attend?


HFMM members are welcome to attend either conference regardless of where you live in Honduras. However, you may only attend ONE conference. We are having two in order to be able to allow for more of our members to attend.In years past, we have had to close registration and turn people away due to space limitations. The registration link for the September conference will be sent out once we have finalized the details.




When and how can I register for the 2022 Conference in February?


All HFMM Members who have completed membership renewal for 2022, will be sent an email with the link to register via eventbrite starting on January 11th. You will want to register quickly to be able to guarantee your spot, as space is limited. There are separate tickets for adults and children (0-18 years). Please register your whole family that will be attending in the same registration.




What if there are no more tickets available when I try to register?


If there are no more tickets available or if there are not enough tickets available for your whole family, please do not register only part of your family. Contact us directly ( melodee.webb@honduranfellowship.org) to be put on a waiting list, in the order in which we have received your email, and you will be notified as soon as a spot is available.




What is the general schedule for the February Conference?





Is there a cost to attend the conference?


The conference is completely free to attend for HFMM members in good standing and their children.




What about lodging?


In order to keep the Conference free to our members, and because it is being held at a church and not a hotel or retreat center, each person registering must make their own lodging arrangements. There are many hotels in Tegucigalpa that give discounted rates to missionaries, or you might want to check out listings on Airbnb for condos or houses in the area. However, we do not want the cost of a hotel stay to keep you from coming. We are asking our members who live in the area to help serve as host homes for those who may need one. On the registration form, you will have the opportunity to let us know if you can be a host home or if you need a host home in order to be able to attend.




Are meals included in the registration for the conference?


At the request of the church administration, no meals will be served to be eaten in the church facilities. However, a coffee break and light snack will be provided for all the adults between the morning sessions, and a to-go style lunch will be provided to all in attendance on Wednesday and Thursday as you leave the building. Kids and Youth are requested to bring their own snacks and drinks or water bottles during sessions. A small seating area will be set up outdoors for them to be able to enjoy their snacks outside. There will be water available for refills throughout the day. You are responsible for your own breakfasts and dinners each day.




What if I have food allergies?


Please let us know about any food allergies when you register to attend the event.




What if I can’t attend the entire conference?


We highly encourage you to take the time to attend the whole conference. If you cannot, but are planning to attend even part of the conference, please complete the registration form anyway. We would love to have you, even if it is not for the entire conference.




What if, after I register, I find out I cannot attend?


If you have registered and then later find that you cannot attend, please send us an email as soon as possible. We understand that family and ministry emergencies happen, and we'd like to make your spot available to someone on our waitlist.




What about child care?


Bring your kids! During every adult session of the conference and the General Assembly Meeting on Wednesday afternoon (highlighted blue on the schedule), HFMM Kids/Youth Ministry Team will be upstairs providing child care and ministry just for them. When you arrive at the church, there will be a separate registration/sign-in station for kids and youth upstairs. They will be split up into 4 groups based on age:

  • Nursery: Newborn - 2 years old
  • Preschool: 3 years old (must be potty trained) - 5 years old
  • Kids: 6 years old - 11 years old
  • Youth: 12 years old - 18 years old




What if my child has special needs or I have concerns?


When you complete the registration form for your child’s ticket to attend, you will be asked to share with us any additional information that you feel would be helpful for our Kids/Youth Ministry Team to be aware of, such as feeding and nap schedules (for babies) allergies, special needs, learning or other disabilities, or if you would like to request that they be placed in a different age group, etc.




Who will be caring for my children?


All kids and youth classrooms will be on the upper level of the church building. No one will have access to that floor of the church other than Kids/Youth Ministry Team Members, HFMM event staff, church staff, and parents or guardians. All kids ages 0-12 must be signed in and out by a parent or guardian that is listed on their registration form. All of our Kids/Youth Ministry Team members have been vetted to serve in kids ministry, have conducted a background check, and have been made aware of our kids ministry policies. Most of our team is made up of individuals and mission teams that have come from churches and schools in the US, along with some other volunteers from CCI.




What biosecurity measures will be in place?


You will be asked to agree to abide by biosecurity measures put in place by Honduran Law and Church Administration. If you do not agree to abide by these measures, we ask respectfully that you do not register to attend. This includes, but is not limited to, taking of temperature, cleaning of hands, and shoes when entering the building, wearing of masks completely covering your nose and mouth at all times (other than while eating), social distancing and little physical contact.




Will there be counselors available if I need prayer or counseling?


There will be several pastors and counselors coming as speakers for the conference who will be available to meet with you. You can sign up for an appointment with one of them at the conference.




What is the General Assembly Meeting and who should attend?


Honduran Law requires HFMM as a non-profit organization to provide our members with an opportunity once a year to receive a report of our finances and ministry activities and to be able to vote on all matters that require the voice of our members. As a requirement of membership, we ask all our members to do everything possible for at least one person per membership to attend this meeting. This year, specifically, we will be voting on replacing several members of the HFMM Executive Council who are stepping down at the end of their term. Childcare will be provided during the General Assembly Meeting on Wednesday afternoon. You will be receiving a separate invitation and registration form for the General Assembly Meeting - registration for the conference does not automatically register you for the General Assembly Meeting.





february conference location

Centro Cristiano Internacional
Colonia Trapiche, Tegucigalpa