Multiple Group Project 2020

Dates
March 19 - 29, 2020
Location
Peru
Participation Fee
$895
What's Included

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

Overview

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.

Maranatha worked all throughout Peru in the early 2000’s. The churches and schools that were completed have since blossomed and created a need for even more urgently-needed church and school buildings. Local church leadership have requested assistance once again, and Maranatha is gladly responding to this call.

Small groups on this project will join together to help build two new churches in Pachacutec, Peru. On one church, the group will complete the block masonry. On the other church, they’ll pour the foundation and completing the structure. Depending on the number of volunteers on the project there may also be opportunities to conduct local community outreach such as children’s ministry programs, medical clinics, and health education.

This group gives preference to small groups, but there is often a few spots available for individuals. Once registration is open, small group leaders will be able to register on this page. Individuals will need to contact Maranatha to be added to a waiting list and then will be given spots once we determine availability.

Scope

Masonry Church Construction

Concrete Pouring of a Foundation

Painting

Community Outreach

Leaders
Steve Case,
Project and Spiritual Coordinator
Luther Findley,
Construction Superintendent
Mary Johnson,
Children's Ministry Coordinator
Maggie Petersen,
Head Cook
Itinerary
Thursday, March 19
Arrival in Lima, Peru
Friday, March 20
Orientation and First Work Day
Saturday, March 21
Worship with the local congregations
Sunday, March 22
Work Days
Saturday, March 28
Worship with the local congregations
Sunday, March 29
Lima Excursion and Evening Departure from Lima or Continue on Optional Excursion
Sunday, March 29
Optional Excursion: Fly to Cusco
Monday, March 30
Optional Excursion: Visit Machu Picchu
Tuesday, March 31
Optional Excursion: Cusco Activities and evening Departures from Cusco.
ARRIVALVolunteers will arrive in Lima, Peru (airport code LIM) on Thursday, March 19, 2020Please wait for confirmation from Maranatha before purchasing your airfare to ensure there is still space on the project.
DEPARTUREVolunteers will depart from Lima, Peru (LIM) on Sunday, March 29 or continue on the optional excursion and depart from Cusco, Peru (CUZ) on Tuesday, March 31st. More information including specific arrival windows and the optional excursion domestic ticket available in the information packet.
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own plane tickets to and from Lima, Peru. Maranatha representatives will meet volunteers upon arrival in Lima. The dates posted are the arrival and departure dates from the project.

More information is available in an information packet available for download above.

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.

Excursions
Lima (Included)

Those choosing not to join the optional excursion to Machu Picchu will enjoy a day in Lima the final Sunday of the project. We’ll spend the day on the other side of Lima, primarily in an area called Miraflores. There, volunteers will have a chance to shop for souvenirs at some large Incan markets. These have 50-100 booths inside, each selling their collection of Incan wares from cheap items to very expensive ones, plus everything in between.

You’ll then have options for a stroll along the walkway above the beach or possibly even on the beach (it will be cool weather). There’s also the Larcomar shopping center with a food court and American-brand shopping for the upper middle class. Another nearby area is “old town.” And there is also the option to see some ruins. You’ll be given Peruvian money to purchase your meals. You’ll be taken to the airport in plenty of time to catch your flights back home.

Machu Picchu - $575

At the end of the project, volunteers can choose to extend their stay in Peru by joining an excursion to visit the world-famous Incan ruins of Machu Picchu, high in the Andes Mountains. This excursion has an additional fee of $575 per person.

On Sunday, volunteers will travel together to southern Peru on a specific flight (see information packet). This flight is not included. Upon arrival in Cusco, the group may have some time to shop while acclimating to the high elevation, just above 11,000 feet. That evening, the group will travel down the mountain to the Sacred Valley region, where they will spend the night.

The following day, the group will take a train to Aguas Calientes, which is located at the entrance to the ruins of Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu has been voted one of the “New” Seven Wonders of the World and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This Incan city was built in 1450 as an estate for the Incan emperor, and it was abandoned approximately 100 years later during the Spanish Conquest. It is truly a sight to behold as you come up over the hill and gaze into the ruins below. The mountain peak of Huayna Picchu stands above the city, and alpacas roam the grassy plateaus. Volunteers will explore the ruins, learning about Incan life, before returning to the hotel that evening.

On Tuesday, the group will travel back to the city of Cusco where they’ll have the morning to explore the old town and do some site-seeing before departing for home on Tuesday evening.

Anyone wanting to join the Machu Picchu excursion will need to register and fully pay for the excursion portion ASAP. Non-refundable train tickets must be purchased on February 1st using passport copies, so please include that with your registration. After February 1, $250 of the excursion fee becomes non-refundable.

Peru Facts & Figures

CAPITAL

Lima

POPULATION

31,331,228 (July 2018)

LANGUAGE

Spanish, Quechua, and Aymara

CLIMATE

Varies by region and altitude. Dry in the west, tropical in the east, temperate to frigid in the Andes.

RELIGION

Catholic 60%, Protestant Christian 15%, Unspecified 21%

CURRENCY

Peruvian Sol

Entry Requirements
  • Passports valid for at least 6 months from date of arrival
  • Valid return ticket
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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