Uruguay Open Team

Project Full
February 22, 2017 - March 5, 2017
Participation Fee
What's Included


Join Maranatha’s first open team volunteer project in Uruguay! Maranatha has received a request to build a large eight-classroom Education and Evangelism Center in a town called Barros Blancos, near the capital of Montevideo, Uruguay. This will be the first stand-alone primary school that the Adventist church will have operated in Uruguay for many, many years. Volunteers on this project will lay block at the large school facility as well as paint the church that the school has been operating in. In addition to the construction and painting, the group will also run programs for the children.


Masonry School Construction


Community Outreach

Vickie and Bernie Wiedmann,
Project Coordinator and Construction Superintendent
Mark Jones,
Painting Coordinator
Loretta Jessop,
Head Cook
Wednesday, February 22
Arrival in Montevideo
Thursday, February 23
Orientation and Work Day
Friday, February 24
Work Day
Saturday, February 25
Worship with Local Congregation
Sunday, February 26
Work Day
Monday, February 27
Colonia del Sacramento Excursion
Tuesday, February 28
Work Days
Saturday, March 4
Worship with Local Congregation
Sunday, March 5
Departure from Montevideo
ARRIVALVolunteers will arrive in Montevideo (airport code MVD) in the afternoon or evening of Wednesday, February 22. Please wait for confirmation from Maranatha before purchasing your airfare to ensure there is still space on the project.
DEPARTUREVolunteers will depart from Montevideo on Sunday, March 5.
Retreat Center Cabins
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own plane tickets to the arrival city, where you will be met by Maranatha representatives. Please wait for confirmation before purchasing your airfare to ensure that there is still space on the project. More information including arrival and departure airports and time will be available in the project information packet (available for download above).

Travel Resources

Azumano Travel:
800-454-4099 or by email with Erle at edpenha@ciazumano.com

Butler Travel:
503-879-5005 or by email with Nathanael at nathan@butlertravel.com


When contacting the Azumano or Butler travel agencies, make sure you mention Maranatha for discounted booking fees.

Colonia del Sacramento

After a few days of work, the group will have a chance to visit a small town called Colonia del Sacramento. Volunteers will travel approximately two and
a half hours to this colonial town where they will get to explore the Barrio Histórico, or historic quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Popular attractions include a lighthouse and convent ruins, the basilica, several historic houses, and museums. The group will enjoy a nice lunch, time to explore on their own, and an opportunity to purchase local souvenirs.

Uruguay Facts & Figures




3,341,893 (July 2015)




Warm Temperate


Catholic 47% Protestant 11% Nondenominational 23%


Uruguayan Peso

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.