Peru Project (CANCELLED)

Project Full
Dates
April 16 - 26, 2020
Location
Peru
Participation Fee
$870
What's Included

Overview

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

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.

Volunteers on this project will lay the floor and foundation of a new church building for the Los Milagros congregation in the Pachacutec area of Peru, about 40 minutes north of the capital of Lima. Pouring the foundation is hard work but vital to the strength of the building. It will involve tying rebar cages, mixing concrete, and leveling the floor. Once the floor has set, volunteers will use drills and screws to assemble the metal church structure. A group will follow in July to build the block walls of the structure.

Pachacutec is a very poor suburb of Lima, and the community will be quite receptive to children’s programs and health education. In addition to the construction, the group will put on an extensive evangelism outreach to meet this need.

After the project, there will be an optional excursion to the world-famous ruins of Machu Picchu.

Scope

Church Floor and Foundation Construction

Community Outreach

Children’s Ministry

Leaders
Judy Shull,
Project Coordinator
David Shull,
Construction Superintendent
Itinerary
Thursday, April 16
Arrival in Lima (LIM)
Friday, April 17
Orientation and first work day
Saturday, April 18
Worship with the local congregation
Sunday, April 19
Work days
Friday, April 24
Partial work day and afternoon excursion
Saturday, April 25
Worship with the local congregation
Sunday, April 26
Departure from Lima or Continue on Optional Excursion
Sunday, April 26
Optional Excursion: Fly to Cusco (CUZ)
Monday, April 27
Optional Excursion: Machu Picchu Ruins
Tuesday, April 28
Optional Excursion: Tour Sacred Valley. Departure form Cusco (CUZ)
ARRIVALVolunteers will arrive in Lima, Peru (airport code LIM) on Thursday, April 16, 2020 during specific flight windows. Please see the information packet.Please 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, April 26, 2020 or continue on the optional excursion with a departure from Cusco (CUZ) April 28, 2020. Please see the information packet for specific departure windows.
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. There is also an optional excursion at the end of the project that volunteers can choose to join and will require and additional domestic flight booking.

More information will be 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
Optional Machu Picchu Excursion - $500

At the end of the project, volunteers can choose to extend their stay in Peru by joining an optional excursion to the world-famous Incan ruins of Machu Picchu.

On Sunday morning, volunteers will fly on a specific flight to Cusco, Peru. 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 once an estate for the Incan emperor and 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 around the grassy plateaus. Volunteers will explore the ruins, learning about Incan life, before returning to the hotel located in the Sacred Valley. The volunteers will depart for home on Tuesday evening after having toured the Sacred Valley and some sites around Cusco.

The excursion fee will cover hotel, food, ground transportation, including the train ticket, all entrance fees and tour guides, and insurance. The excursion fee does not cover the domestic flight from Lima to Cusco on April 26.

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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