Family Project Bolivia

Dates
June 21, 2018 - July 1, 2018
Location
Bolivia
Participation Fee
$795 for Adults. $645 for Children 12 and under.
What's Included

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

Overview

Maranatha offers at least two family projects each year that provide service opportunities for every member of your family, both young and old. This year, join Maranatha in the country of Bolivia!

High in the Andes mountains, volunteers will join together in Cochabamba to experience service together as a family. Volunteers will work to construct a new church as well as complete several painting projects in and around the community. In addition to the painting, volunteers will also join together for outreach programs such as children’s ministry programs. Younger volunteers will have a chance to join the Day Camp during the project to experience different aspects of service and receive insights into daily life in Bolivia!

While this project is geared towards families and preference is given to family groups, individuals are also welcome on this project.

Scope

Block Church Construction

Painting Projects

Children’s Ministry Programs

Medical and Dental Clinics

Leaders
Steve Case,
Project Coordinator
Danny Poljak,
Construction Superintendent
Bob Holmes,
Assistant Construction Superintendent
Doug Withrow,
Painting Coordinator
Mary Johnson,
Children's Ministry Director
Maggie Petersen,
Head Cook
Paul Kramer,
Medical Team Coordinator
Itinerary
Thursday, June 21
Arrival in Cochabamba, Bolivia
Friday, June 22
Orientation and First Work Day
Saturday, June 23
Worship with the local congregations
Sunday, June 24
Work Days with Midweek Excursion
Friday, June 29
Fly to La Paz; City Tour
Saturday, June 30
Lake Titicaca, Worship with Local Congregation
Sunday, July 1
Departure from Bolivia
ARRIVALVolunteers will arrive in Bolivia on Thursday, June 21, 2018. Arrival airport and time frame still to be determined.Please wait for confirmation from Maranatha before purchasing your airfare to ensure there is still space on the project.
DEPARTUREVolunteers will depart from Bolivia on Sunday, July 1, 2018. Departure airport and time frame still to be determined.
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own plane tickets to Bolivia. Maranatha representatives will meet volunteers upon arrival. Please wait for confirmation before purchasing your airfare to ensure that there is enough space on the project. More information including arrival and departure airports and time will be available in an information packet (available for download above). Booking outside these windows could result in additional fees and missed portions of the project.

Travel Resources

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

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

Kayak:
www.kayak.com

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

Excursions
Cochabamba and Lake Titicaca

While in Cochabamba, the group will take an afternoon to do some site seeing around Cochabamba. This will include a visit to the Cristo de la Concordia statue as well as an opportunity for souvenir shopping.

At the end of the project, volunteers will travel to La Paz and tour the city and the surrounding area. On Saturday, the group will visit Lake Titicaca, take a trip out on the lake, and worship with an Adventist congregation near the lake. On Sunday, volunteers will fly home directly from La Paz.

Bolivia Facts & Figures

CAPITAL

Sucre

POPULATION

10.97 million

LANGUAGE

Spanish, Quechua, Aymara

CLIMATE

Varies with altitude; humid and tropical to cold and semiarid

RELIGION

Catholic 77%, Protestant 16%

CURRENCY

Bolivian Boliviano

Entry Requirements
  • Passports valid for at least 6 months from date of intended return.
  • Tourist or Special Purpose Visa (for US travelers)
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.

 

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