Multiple Group Project 2016

Project Full
March 17 - 27, 2016
Participation Fee
What's Included


Small groups will join together to complete several painting and construction projects in Costa Rica and Panama. One of the largest projects is to paint and renovate a large Education and Evangelism Center in Paso Canoas, Costa Rica. In addition to the painting of the large school facility, volunteers will also complete two additional painting projects for two nearby churches in the community, assemble a One Day Church, hold dental clinics, and conduct local community outreach such as children’s ministry programs.

The Multiple Group Project is an opportunity for small teams of 15 or less to experience a Maranatha mission project and train the leaders to head a project in the future. Participants with experience as a cook, spiritual leader, construction superintendent, team medic, children’s ministry leader, etc, are needed and will easily be integrated into overall group activities. All teams will join together for a large group experience while maintaining the intimacy of their own small group. Small groups may come from schools, churches, families, work groups, or other entities. Small Group leaders can register on this page. If you are an individual who is joining a small group or would like to join this trip without a group, please review the information brochure and contact your group leader or Maranatha for a different registration link.


Paint Interior and Exterior of Large School Facility in Costa Rica

Paint a Church in Costa Rica

Paint a Church in Panama

Construct a One Day Church Frame in Panama

Community Outreach

Medical/Dental Clinics

Steve Case,
Project Coordinator
Luther Findley,
Overall Construction Superintendent
Maggie Peterson,
Head Cook
Dave Shafer,
Construction Leader
Mark Turner,
Dental Team Coordinator
Larry Brunel,
Medical Team Coordinator
Thursday, March 17
Arrival in Panama City (PTY)
Friday, March 18
Travel to David, Panama
Saturday, March 19
Worship with the local congregation
Sunday, March 20
Work Days
Saturday, March 26
Worship with the local congregation. Leave for Panama City.
Sunday, March 27
Panama Canal Excursion and Departure from Panama City
ARRIVALPlease plan to arrive in Panama City, Panama (PTY) in the afternoon or evening of Thursday, March 17. 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) in the afternoon or evening (after 2:00 PM) on Sunday, March 27.
Travel Information

Groups will be responsible for arranging their own travel to and from Panama City, Panama. More information is available in the information packet available for download above. Please wait for confirmation from Maranatha before purchasing your airfare. After you have been confirmed and have purchased your tickets, be sure to forward  your flight itineraries to Together volunteers will travel by bus to the lodging accommodations the following day.

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 Canal and Beach

Mid-week, volunteers will take a trip to the Pacific side of Panama, to a beach. At the end of the project, the group will stop at the Panama Canal before flying out of Panama City. The Panama Canal is considered one of the seven wonders of the modern world. This short excursion includes a stop at the Miraflores lookout tower, which gives a view of the working canal locks, and a visit to the Panama Canal museum.

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.