Manipur India Open Team

February 18, 2015 - March 4, 2015
Participation Fee
What's Included


For the last 16 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 Manipur, in remote northeast India. This mountain school built in the 1960’s is literally crumbling. Subpar building materials have not withstood time’s test. Maranatha recently completed a large classroom complex on the campus, but it only shines a light on the terrible conditions of the remaining buildings. These dorm facilities will provide a safer and far more comfortable living experience for students. The group will be assembling 12 One-Day School classrooms that will serve as dormitories; they will finish the walls with block. The group will also be conducting children’s ministry. We are recruiting skilled masons for this trip.


Two dormitories (12 One-Day Schools) with block walls
– Recruiting Masons



Watch Video on Manipur

David Lopez,
Project Coordinator
Terry Schwartz,
Construction Superintendent
Mark Herscher,
Spiritual Coordinator
Wednesday, February 18
Arrival in Imphal (IMF) and check in to hotel
Thursday, February 19
Orientation and first work days
Saturday, February 21
Worship with the local congregation
Sunday, February 22
Work days
Saturday, February 28
Worship with the local congregation
Sunday, March 1
Departures from Imphal or continue on the optional excursion. Excursion: Drive to Kaziranga and check in at hotel
Monday, March 2
Excursion: Kaziranga National Park safari
Tuesday, March 3
Excursion: Morning elephant ride and travel to Guwahati for local sight seeing and shopping
Wednesday, March 4
Departure from Guwahati (GAU)
ARRIVALPlease plan to arrive in Imphal (airport code IMF) on Wednesday, February 18.Please wait for confirmation from Maranatha before purchasing your airfare to ensure there is still space on the project.
DEPARTUREProject Only: Please plan to depart from Imphal (IMF) on Sunday, March 1.
Optional Excursion: Please plan to depart from Guwahati (GAU) in the morning of Wednesday, March 4.
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own plane tickets to the city of Imphal, India, where Maranatha representatives will meet you upon arrival, and out of Guwahati, India. Most flights will require a connection in Delhi. If you plan to transfer to a domestic airline, we recommend trying to book all the way to Imphal on one itinerary to take advantage of the international baggage allowances. The Delhi airport has a transit hotel where you can conveniently book a room if you have an overnight stay. Once you arrive, volunteers will travel together to the project hotel.

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.

Kaziranga National Park and Guwahati - $650

At the end of the project, volunteers will join a four-day excursion to Kaziranga National Park. This park is located on the borders of the Brahmaputra River in northern India, and it is home to the world’s largest population of Great One-horned Rhinoceroses. Other animals in the park include water buffalo, elephants, Indian tigers, leopards, sloth bears, sambar deer, hoolock gibbons, Assam macaques, and the endangered Ganges river dolphin. Volunteers will have a morning and evening jeep safari to the eastern and western regions of the park. They will also have an early morning elephant ride.

After Kaziranga, volunteers will continue on to Guwahati, the capital of the Indian state of Assam. There, you will take in local sights including a silk emporium and a bazaar with shopping opportunities. Later that day, you will visit the Kalakshetra, a cultural institution with a museum, library, open-air theaters, and places of worship. The following morning, volunteers will depart from the Guwahati airport.

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.