Young Adult Project 2015

Project Full
August 5 - 17, 2015
Participation Fee
What's Included

* Maps may indicate region where project will take place, not a specific site location.


This project is for all young adults ages 18-35. Join volunteers from around the world as they construct a Sabbath school building for the Finca 4 congregation in Changuinola, Panama. This church was built in 1996, but the outside paint was worn due to the tropical storms and hot Panamanian sun. In February 2015, the church got a facelift and a new coat of paint thanks to the Maranatha volunteers on the Panama Open Team. The energy of the volunteers encouraged the members to raise the money to fully fund a new Sabbath school classroom behind the church that will give a place for the children’s divisions to meet every Sabbath. Volunteers on the Young Adult Project will construct the block walls of this church. They will also serve the local community with outreach activities for children and adults.


One-Day Church Construction


Children’s Ministry Program

Rebekah Widmer,
Project Coordinator
Wednesday, August 5
Arrival in Panama City
Thursday, August 6
Travel to Changuinola and Orientation
Friday, August 7
First work day
Saturday, August 8
Worship with the local congregation
Sunday, August 9
Work days with midweek excursion
Saturday, August 15
Worship with the local congregation
Sunday, August 16
Return to Panama City and Panama Canal Excursion
Monday, August 17
Departure from Panama City
ARRIVALPlease plan to arrive in Panama City (airport code PTY) on Wednesday, August 5.Please wait for confirmation from Maranatha before purchasing your airfare to ensure there is still space on the project.
DEPARTUREPlease plan to depart from Panama City (PTY) on Monday, August 17.
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own plane tickets to the capital city of Panama City (see below). Please wait for confirmation from Maranatha before purchasing your ticket to ensure there is still space on the project.

The first night will be spent in Panama City at the Riande Aeropuerto Hotel. The following day, the group will travel by bus from Panama City to Changuinola, an eleven-hour trip. At the end of the project, the group will return to Panama City for one night before departing on Monday morning.

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.

Panama Facts & Figures


Panama City




Spanish and Some English


Tropical, hot and humid. Long rainy season from May to January.


Roman Catholic 85%, Protestant 15%


U.S. Dollar

Entry Requirements
  • Passports valid for at least 6 months from date of intended return.
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.