Chwang India Open Team

Project Full
December 23, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Participation Fee
What's Included


For the last 15 years Maranatha has been working in India to provide churches and schools, and the immense need continues to provide opportunities for volunteers to experience God’s work in India. On this project, volunteers will travel to Chwang, India to help build One-Day School classrooms.


One-Day School Campus

Medical Clinics



Dick and Brenda Duerksen,
Project Coordinators
Lorin Rubbert,
Construction Superintendent
Grace Kim,
Medical Team Coordinator
Vinish Wilson,
Country Director
Tuesday, December 23
Arrival in Dimapur (DMU); travel to Samziuram
Wednesday, December 24
Thursday, December 25
First Work Day
Saturday, December 27
Worship with local congregation
Saturday, January 3
Worship with local congregation
Sunday, January 4
Departure from Dimpur (DMU)
ARRIVALPlease plan to arrive in Dimapur (airport code DMU) in the afternoon of December 23, 2014.Please wait for confirmation from Maranatha before purchasing your airfare to ensure there is still space on the project.
DEPARTUREProject Only: Depart home from Dimapur (DMU) in the afternoon of January 4, 2015.
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own plane tickets to Dimapur, India. Most connections will require a long layover in Delhi or Kolkata (Calcutta). Air India seems to have the best domestic connections to Dimapur; however we recommend that you book on one itinerary all the way to Dimapur to take advantage of the international baggage allowances. Individual domestic flights tend to have stricter limits for baggage weight and size. If your flight requires an overnight stay in Delhi, there is a transit hotel in the airport. Maranatha representatives will meet you in Dimapur, and the group will travel by bus to Samziuram, which is located a couple of hours from the airport.

Travel Resources

Azumano Travel:
800-454-4099 or by email with Erle at

Butler Travel:
503-879-5005 or by email with Nathanael at


When contacting the Azumano or Butler travel agencies, make sure you mention Maranatha for the best fares.

Optional Excursion 1: Kolkata - $230

Following the project, we will take a city tour of Kolkata. The tour will include a visit to the Mother Teresa of Calcutta Center. Mother Teresa remains a symbol of Godly love for the “untouchables” of India. She lived most of her life in India and in 1950 founded the Missionaries of Charity, which provides hospice and homes for the sick and poverty-stricken.

Optional Excursion 2: Taj Mahal- $530

Continue on with the group excursion in Agra, located outside of Delhi. Here, volunteers will visit the Taj Mahal, a stunning marble mausoleum considered one of the world’s architectural masterpieces. Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal as a memorial to his wife. An estimated three million people visit the beautiful building each year. The group will also visit Agra’s Red Fort, a walled imperial city that was home to generations of royalty.

India Facts & Figures


New Delhi


1.22 billion


41% Hindi, 8/1% Bengali, 7.2% Telagu, and various other languages.


Varies from tropical monsoons in the south to temperate in the north


80% Hindu, 13% Muslim, 2% Christian


Indian Rupee

Entry Requirements
  • All passports must be valid for at least six months from the dates of intended return.
  • Tourist Visa
  • COVID-19 Requirements
Medical Requirements & Precautions
Contact Us Want to speak with someone at Maranatha directly? Please call our office at 916.774.7700 to speak with a volunteer specialist. Alternatively, you can send us an email.