Safety on Sponsor tours?

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I would like to go on a sponsor tour to Honduras to meet my child at some point, but as I have heard from a family who has done missionary work there, it is a VERY dangerous country because of gangs and such. Would anyone know how safe the trips are? Would we be staying in one of the safer areas? I am quite nervous because a relative of mine lost their father during a trip in Honduras.
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Lindsee

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Good morning Lindsee! I am so sorry to hear about your relative's father and I certainly understand how a difficult situation like that could make you nervous to take a trip across the world. Although there are certainly unstable conditions in countries that we work in and there are always risks, we take the safety of our sponsor's very seriously when traveling to our projects. If you sign up to visit your child in Honduras, I can assure you that we have teams constantly monitoring the areas that we will be staying and visiting. If we feel that an area is unsafe for our sponsor's, we will make adjustments as necessary including cancelling a trip if needed, to protect our sponsor's. Many of our tours will be moderate in physical difficulty because of impoverished conditions but we stay at hotels that are situated in safe locations and are geared to larger groups. We want your trip to be a positive experience and we work hard to make sure our sponsor's feel secure and comfortable during the tour.