Adventist Health & Friends Project

June 15 - 24, 2018
Participation Fee
What's Included


Join Maranatha to help rebuild the Beryl Adventist Church. This one, along with dozens of other churches, was torn apart by Hurricane Maria in September of 2017. Along with construction, volunteers on this project will have the opportunity to participate in medical clinics in the local communities.


On this project, volunteers will assist with the reconstruction of the Beryl Adventist Church, home to 120 members. The Beryl congregation has been meeting for more than 40 years and their existing church was built in 1988. Unfortunately, the sanctuary was toppled by Hurricane Maria. The roof flew off during the storm, and the walls collapsed. The entire structure will need to be torn down and rebuilt. The new Maranatha church will use a design able to withstand stronger winds.

There are many needs on the island that reach beyond the reconstruction of churches. While many of the Christians we met expressed hope and optimism because of their faith in God, people are still recovering emotionally from the terrifying experience.  Many children were traumatized and suffer from anxiety. Volunteers working in Dominica may have the opportunity to spread hope and joy to these individuals through a variety of community outreach activities.

In addition, since most of the plants were wiped out during the hurricane, people have lost their source of food and income. Maranatha volunteers will help by distributing seeds to families to help with the replanting process.

Watch this video to learn more about the mission of this project:

David Lopez,
Project Coordinator
Peter Thomas,
Construction Superintendent
Friday, June 15
Arrival in Dominica
Saturday, June 16
Worship with local congregation
Sunday, June 17
Work days
Wednesday, June 20
Local excursion
Thursday, June 21
Work days
Saturday, June 23
Worship with local congregation
Sunday, June 24
Departure from Dominica
ARRIVALPlease plan to arrive at the Douglas-Charles Airport, formerly known as Melville Hall Airport, (airport code DOM) on Friday, June 15, 2018.Please wait for confirmation from Maranatha before purchasing your airfare to ensure there is still space on the project.
DEPARTUREPlease plan to depart from Douglas-Charles (DOM) on Sunday, June 24, 2018.
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Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own plane tickets and from the Douglas-Charles Airport in Dominica. The dates posted are the arrival and departure dates from the project. You may have an overnight layover on another Caribbean island due to the connections available. Maranatha representatives will meet volunteers upon arrival in Dominica. Please wait for confirmation before purchasing your airfare to ensure that there is enough space on the project. More information regarding the travel details is 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

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 discounted booking fees.


During the project, the group will take a day to tour some sites in Dominica. We’ll head to the capital city of Roseau for some souvenir shopping. We’ll also be able to go on hikes to visit the island’s beautiful natural landscape, including waterfalls and mountains. There are also beautiful beaches that the group can enjoy during the trip. Volunteers will also have the option to SCUBA dive or snorkel for an additional cost.

Dominica Facts & Figures




73,897 (July 2017)




Tropical; heavy rainfall


Catholic 61%, Protestant 29%


East Caribbean 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.