Cuba Project

Project Full
Dates
March 30, 2018 - April 9, 2018
Location
Cuba
Participation Fee
$1,300
What's Included

Overview

We have a great opportunity to send volunteers to Cuba! Volunteers on this project will be helping with the final stages of the construction of a new church for the San Antonio de los Baños congregation in a suburb of Havana. The 218 members of this congregation have been meeting in a member’s home for more than 45 years. A little over the year ago the members started buying property surrounding the house and started an expansion project on the house to turn it into a church. Volunteers will help paint the new church and help with minor finishing projects. In addition, the group will reach out into the local community through clean up projects, sports ministry, and health education. Join Maranatha in Cuba!

Scope

Painting

Sports Ministry

Health Education

Leaders
David Lopez,
Project Coordinator
Terry Schwartz,
Construction Coordinator
Adrian and Sandra Serna,
Sports Ministry Coordinator
Dr. Mark Herscher,
Health Fair Coordinator
Itinerary
Friday, March 30
Arrival in Havana
Saturday, March 31
Worship with the local congregation
Sunday, April 1
Work Days
Saturday, April 7
Worship with the local congregation
Sunday, April 8
Health Education Fair
Monday, April 9
Departure from Havana
ARRIVALVolunteers will arrive in Havana, Cuba (HAV) in the morning or early afternoon of Friday, March 30, 2018.Please wait for confirmation from Maranatha before purchasing your airfare to ensure there is still space on the project.
DEPARTUREVolunteers will depart from Havana, Cuba (HAV) in the morning or afternoon of Monday, April 9, 2018.
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own plane tickets to Havana, Cuba. The dates posted are the arrival and departure dates from the project. 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 window will be available in an information packet once registration is available. 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
Havana

During the project, volunteers will have the unique opportunity to tour Havana on two half-day excursions. This iconic city is a blend of cultures, politics, and time. There are clear European and American in uences throughout the city in the architecture and vehicles. Parisian-style balconies, Spanish colonial mansions, and vintage American cars are scattered throughout the city. There is also a plethora of political propaganda lining the streets, monuments to government leaders, and neighborhoods crumbling in decay. It is a fascinating place to visit, and volunteers will be able to experience all parts of this intriguing city.

Cuba, Republic of Facts & Figures

CAPITAL

Havana

POPULATION

11,031,433

LANGUAGE

Spanish

CLIMATE

Tropical, hot and humid. Rainy season from May to October.

CURRENCY

Cuban Convertible Peso (mostly used by tourists). Cuban Peso (mostly used by locals).

Entry Requirements
  • Passports valid for at least 6 months from date of intended return with one blank visa page
  • Cuban Visas
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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