Young Adult Project 2020

Dates
July 23, 2020 - August 2, 2020
Location
Peru
Participation Fee
TBD
What's Included

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

Overview

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!

Scope

Church Construction

Community Outreach

Leaders
Angela Boothby,
Project Coordinator
Danny Poljak,
Construction Coordinator
Itinerary
Thursday, July 23
Arrival in Lima, Peru
Sunday, August 2
Departure 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) on Sunday, August 2, 2020 or continue on the optional excursion and depart from Cusco, Peru (CUZ) 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.

The dates posted are the arrival and departure dates from the project.

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.

Excursions
Machu Picchu - $TBD

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, which is still to be determined.

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 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 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

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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