Cote d’Ivoire Project

Dates
January 31, 2020 - February 11, 2020
Location
Cote d'Ivoire
Participation Fee
TBD
What's Included

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

Overview

Join Maranatha on the first project in Cote d’Ivoire! This country in western Africa (formerly known as Ivory Coast) is predominately Muslim and the Adventist Church leadership have requested Maranatha’s assistance in providing much-needed churches and schools so they can continue to spread the message of Christ.

Volunteers on this project will be working at the Abebroukoi Church which is located in a suburb of Abidjan that is densely populated and significantly Muslim. The congregation currently meets in a porch-like structure that has a roof, but is otherwise open to the elements, and the children meet under a very basic wooden pole structure. The congregation has plans to operate a small two-room school on the property as a ministry to the neighborhood.

Volunteers will help with the block construction of the church and school. Depending on the volunteers who join the team, the group will also conduct local community outreach and children’s programs.

Watch a video about the Abebroukoi Church and Maranatha’s work in Cote d’Ivoire.
Mission: Cote d’Ivoire

Scope

Masonry Construction

Community Outreach

Leaders
Karen Godfrey,
Project Coordinator
Peter Thomas,
Construction Superintendent
Itinerary
Friday, January 31
Arrival in Abidjan
Tuesday, February 11
Departure from Abidjan
ARRIVALVolunteers will arrive in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (airport code ABJ) on Friday, January 31, 2020.Please wait for confirmation from Maranatha before purchasing your airfare to ensure there is still space on the project.
DEPARTUREVolunteers will depart from Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (airport code ABJ) on Tuesday, February 11, 2020.
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own plane tickets to and from Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. The dates posted are the arrival and departure dates from the project, but due to travel time, you may need to leave a day or two before the arrival date. Maranatha representatives will meet volunteers upon arrival in Abidjan.

Until registration is open the exact details of this project are subject to change. More information will be available in an information packet available for download soon.

Please wait for confirmation before purchasing your airfare. Booking outside the advertised flight 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.

Cote d’Ivoire Facts & Figures

CAPITAL

Yamoussoukro (Political Capital)

Abidjan (Economic Capital)

POPULATION

26,260,582 (July 2018)

LANGUAGE

French, 60 native dialects

CLIMATE

Tropical along coast, semiarid in far north

RELIGION

Muslim 43%, Catholic 17%, Evangelical 12%, Christian 3%

CURRENCY

West African CFA Franc

Entry Requirements
  • Passports valid for at least 6 months from date of arrival
  • Tourist Visa
  • Yellow Fever Vaccine
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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