Multiple Group Project 2019

Project Full
March 21 - 31, 2019
Costa Rica
Participation Fee
What's Included


The Multiple Group Project is an opportunity for small teams of 15 or less to experience a Maranatha mission project and train leaders to coordinate a project in the future. Volunteers experienced in construction, the medical field, cooking, children’s ministry and outreach are needed on this trip, and unexperienced volunteers are also welcome to learn new skills! 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 groups on this project will join together to help build two new classrooms for the Guayabo Primary School in Guayabo, Costa Rica. This large Education and Evangelism Center was constructed by Maranatha in 2001. However they are needing additional classrooms to accommodate pre-school classes. Volunteers will help respond to their need by completing two new block buildings on campus. In addition, volunteers will paint two nearby churches.

In addition to construction and painting work, volunteers will also conduct local community outreach such as children’s ministry programs and health education.

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 packet and contact your group leader or Maranatha for a different registration link.


School Classroom Masonry Construction

Church Painting

Children’s Ministry and Community Outreach

Steve Case,
Project Coordinator
Luther Findley,
Construction Superintendent
Mary Johnson,
Children's Ministry Coordinator
Maggie Petersen,
Head Cook
Doug Withrow,
Painting Coordinator
Thursday, March 21
Arrival in Liberia, Costa Rica
Friday, March 22
First Work Day
Saturday, March 23
Worship with the local congregation
Sunday, March 24
Work Days
Tuesday, March 26
Playa Hermosa Excursion
Wednesday, March 27
Work Days
Saturday, March 30
Education Sabbath
Sunday, March 31
Departure from Costa Rica
ARRIVALVolunteers will arrive in Liberia, Costa Rica (airport code LIR) in the afternoon or evening (between 12 noon and 9pm) on Thursday, March 21, 2019.Please wait for confirmation from Maranatha before purchasing your airfare to ensure there is still space on the project.
DEPARTUREVolunteers will depart from Liberia, Costa Rica (airport code LIR) in the morning or early afternoon of Sunday, March 31.
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their plane tickets for the project. The dates posted are the arrival and departure dates from the project, but due to travel time, you may need to leave a day before the arrival date. Maranatha representatives will meet volunteers upon arrival at the final destination.

More information about the flight 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.

Playa Hermosa

On Tuesday, volunteers will take a break from work and enjoy the beauty of Costa Rica. The group will travel aboutan hour and thirty minutes to the Pacific coast of Costa Rica to a beach called Playa Hermosa. Here the group willhave the afternoon to enjoy the beach. The beach is safe and clean and has a sandy, gradual slope down to the water. There is a lifeguard on duty, shaded areas, and bathrooms. We have arranged a day use pass at a local hotel that also has a regular pool and additional shaded seating for the group to enjoy. There isn’t much to see under the water, but you can bring snorkeling equipment if you wish to explore. Feel free to bring any additional funbeach items you wish like blow up floaties, beach games, etc.

Zip Line and Energy Plant - Optional $5 Each

Located near the hotel are a few unique opportunities for activities that can be planned as a short trip during the work days. Each group leader will work with the project coordinator to determine if they’ll take part in an activityand what day they will do them.

There is a zipline in the mountains that takes people flying through the treecanopy. There is also a thermal energy plant—something few places in the world have as a source of energy. This area of Costa Rica boasts of being the only place in the world that has four sources of energy: solar, wind, hydro, and thermal. The plant we can arrange to visit gets its energy from the thermal energy of the volcano underground. This would be a great educational experience for those who would like to avail themselves of this opportunity.

Each of these activities is an additional $5 per person. If you decide to do these activities, you’ll need to bring the cash with you on the project and pay the project coordinator in person.

Costa Rica Facts & Figures


San Jose


4,814,144 (July 2015)


Spanish and Some English


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


Roman Catholic 76%, Evangelical 14%


Costa Rica Colon

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.