Young Adult Project 2020 (CANCELLED)

Project Full
July 23, 2020 - August 2, 2020
Participation Fee
What's Included

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


***This project is currently postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please see our update page for more information.***

Maranatha’s Young Adult Project is designed for all young adults ages 18-35. Join volunteers from around the world as they participate in service in Peru!

Volunteers on this project will be headed about 5 hours south of Lima where they will pour the foundation and assemble the metal structure for a new church for the Portachuelo congregation. Pouring the foundation for a church is a lot of work! Digging ditches, mixing cement, and tying rebar cages make for a lot of sore muscles, but this work is imperative to the enduring strength of the building.

Depending on the number of volunteers and their skills and interest, volunteers on this project will have the opportunity to conduct outreach projects in the local community which could include children’s ministry programming. 

This project also includes an optional excursion to the world-famous ruins of Machu Picchu!


Church Construction

Community Outreach

Angela Boothby,
Project Coordinator
Danny Poljak,
Construction Coordinator
Thursday, July 23
Arrival in Lima, Peru
Friday, July 24
Lima Tour and Travel to Nazca
Saturday, July 25
Worship with the Local Congregation
Sunday, July 26
Work Days with Midweek Half Day Excursion
Saturday, August 1
Worship with the Local Congregation
Sunday, August 2
Evening Departures from Lima, Peru or Continue on Optional Excursion
Monday, August 3
Optional Excursion: Machu Picchu
Tuesday, August 4
Optional Excursion: Departure from Cuzco, Peru
ARRIVALVolunteers will arrive in Lima, Peru (airport code LIM) on Thursday, July 23, 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) after 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 2, 2020 or continue on the optional excursion and depart from Cusco, Peru (CUZ) after 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4th.
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own plane tickets to and from Lima, Peru. Maranatha representatives will meet volunteers upon arrival in Lima. Those joining the optional excursion will also need to purchase a domestic ticket from Lima to Cusco. See the information packet for specific details.

The dates posted are the arrival and departure dates from the project. More information, including specific flight arrival and departure windows 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

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.

Nazca Lines - Included

On the first day in Peru, the group will travel down to Nazca, which is about 6 hours away. Prior to heading out of the capital city of Lima, the group will make a few short stops to see a little of the city. They will visit the old town colonial district as well as the more modern district of Miraflores.

The Nazca Lines are a group of large designs in the desert. Each design is made from lines etched into the soil. The figures include animals such as a monkey, llama, spider, or lizard as well as other shapes like trees and flowers. While no one knows exactly how these figures were made or why, most scholars point to a religious significance. They are one of the most famous destinations in Peru. One day during the week, volunteers will have the chance to take a small plane ride to see some of the lines from the air.

This plane ride can be a bit bumpy, and those who experience motion sickness may want to bring motion sickness medication or avoid the flight. Those who choose not to do the flight, will view the Nazca lines from a tall tower and go on an archaeology and adventure tour featuring an ancient aqueduct and pyramid from that same time period. They will also have the opportunity to sandboard down a sand dune.

Machu Picchu - $500

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 $500 per person.

On Sunday, volunteers will travel together to southern Peru on a specific flight (see information packet). This flight is not included in the fee. Upon arrival in Cusco, 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 using passport copies, so please include that with your registration. After the tickets are purchased, $250 of the excursion fee becomes non-refundable.

Peru Facts & Figures




31,331,228 (July 2018)


Spanish, Quechua, and Aymara


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


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


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.