Maranatha Volunteers International’s highest priority is our volunteers, and we are committed to doing everything we can to provide a safe experience for each mission trip. Maranatha has been closely monitoring information from security firms, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the US State Department, and the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as communicating with our staff in each country where we are currently working.
Initially, all Maranatha volunteer projects were postponed from mid-March through May. In June, Maranatha began holding small renovation projects in the United States, where possible. Each project follows local regulations and best practices for general COVID-19 safety.
When inquiring about projects, please be sure to check back for status of all projects as things can change. This includes mission trips organized by churches and schools and projects that we organize from our office. If you are already on the interest or registered list, we will communicate with you on the status of your project.
Maranatha is proceeding with projects scheduled for later this year, and they will be adjusted as needed.
During this pause of volunteer activity, Maranatha’s international team will continue building churches, schools, and classrooms wherever they are permitted to keep working.
Our phone lines are also open, and our staff will be ready to answer your calls.
If you have any questions, please call our office at (916) 774-7700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are prepared to help you in any way we can.
Prevention is key!
- Practice social distancing. Avoid gatherings of more than 50 people and keep a distance of at least 6 feet from others. Follow the recommendations of your local government.
- Wash your hands with soap and water, frequently scrubbing the fronts and backs of your hands as well as between your fingers for at least 20-30 seconds.
- Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- If you don’t have access to soap and water, rub your hands with hand sanitizer until they are dry, using sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces and frequently touched objects, like cell phones, using household cleaner or disinfectant wipes.
- Wash your hands after shaking hands with others or after handling cash.
Keep your immune system strong!
- Get adequate sleep–at least 7-9 hours each night.
- Eat a well-balanced diet boosting your intake of foods with vitamins C, B6, E and A–all important to the immune system. Avoid sugar and items like soda and candy.
- Exercise daily to boost your immune system.
- Drink 6-8 glasses of water each day.
- Reduce stress wherever possible to improve your immune system.
Remember, viruses don’t discriminate, and neither should we. Have compassion for people and communities who have been heavily impacted by COVID-19.