Ultimate Workout Reunion

Project Full
December 28, 2015 - January 6, 2016
Participation Fee
$200 Alumni. $350 Non Alumni
What's Included


Volunteers will be going to Corozo, Panama to refurbish one of the churches built by Ultimate Workout volunteers who visited the country in 1996. Churches in Panama experience regular use, and the constant sun and rain showers create wear and tear on the buildings. This is an opportunity for volunteers to give one church a much needed facelift by painting it inside and out. The group will also raise money to purchase some much needed fixtures for the church and will conduct outreach projects in the local community. After the project, the group will have the opportunity to participate in a local excursion.

This project is geared towards volunteers who have a previous connection with the Ultimate Workout through personal experience or through the experience of a friend or loved one. There will be special times to reflect on UW memories and experiences as well as share how the Ultimate Workout impacted their lives. This project is open to all those willing to share in these memories and have a willing heart for service.


Church Renovation

Community Outreach

Dan Skau,
Project Coordinator
Dwain Esmond,
Spiritual Coordinator
Daniel Medrano,
Construction Superintendent
Jose Luis Diaz,
Construction Superintendent
Shauna Finley,
Team Medic
Monday, December 28
Arrival in David, Panama
Tuesday, December 29
Work Days
Saturday, January 2
Worship with Local Congregation. Depart from David or join Optional Excursion in Costa Rica.
Sunday, January 3
Optional - Local Excursions
Tuesday, January 5
Optional - Travel to San Jose, Costa Rica
Wednesday, January 6
Optional - Departure from San Jose, Costa Rica
ARRIVALArrival in David, Panama (airport code DAV) in the afternoon or evening of Monday, December 28, 2015Please wait for confirmation from Maranatha before purchasing your airfare to ensure there is still space on the project.
DEPARTUREDeparture from David, Panama (DAV) in the evening of Saturday, January 2, or if you join the optional excursion, depart from San Jose, Costa Rica (airport code SJO) in the morning of Wednesday, January 6, 2016.
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own plane tickets to and from David, Panama or to David and from San Jose, Costa Rica if they join the optional excursion. Please wait for confirmation before purchasing your airfare to ensure that there is still space on the project.

There are very few flights that go directly to David, so you will most likely have to transfer in Panama City, Panama. Please note that Copa Airlines is the only airline that transfers directly from the international airport (PTY – Tocumen). Most other airlines require you to take a flight out of the domestic airport (PAC – Albrook). Maranatha recommends flying with Copa and transferring in the international airport. If you take a flight into Tocumen and out of Albrook, you will need to get your bags, leave the airport, and take a taxi or other form of transportation to the domestic airport across the city. If transferring from Albrook, please allow for at least four hours to make this connection.

If you will not be joining the optional excursion, you will need to depart from David, Panama on Saturday evening. Your return trip will most likely require an overnight layover in Panama City. Please make your own reservations for that night’s accommodations and transportation to the airport.


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.


Hotels in Panama City Airport:
Hotel Riande Aeropuerto
Crowne Plaza Airport 

Optional Excursion - Quepos, Costa Rica $360

At the end of the project, volunteers can spend the last couple of nights in Quepos, Costa Rica and will take two excursions including a visit to Manuel Antonio National Park and a boat ride through the mangroves, where monkeys bound from the trees to the guide’s shoulder.

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.