Bakersfield Hillcrest Adventist Church (CA) Project

October 4 - 16, 2020
California, USA
Participation Fee
Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses to and from the project.
What's Included


“Walk Through Bethlehem” village is an outreach and evangelism effort of the Bakersfield Hillcrest Seventh-day Adventist Church, which provides a guided re-enactment of the first Christmas in Bethlehem. This yearly event draws approximately 5,000 local residents during two weekend showings in the month of December.

In the past, it has taken church members months to complete the construction of the set. Each Sunday, dedicated volunteers would gather at the church to steadily construct the frame, walls, and roof of Jesus’ birthplace. This year, the church has asked Maranatha to help. What normally takes them months will be completed in 10 days by a group of volunteers.

Ed Jensen,
Project Coordinator
Leroy Kelm,
Construction Superintendent
Sunday, October 4
Arrive at Hillcrest SDA Church
Monday, October 5
First Work Day
Friday, October 16
Depart from Hillcrest SDA Church
ARRIVALBakersfield Hillcrest SDA Church
2600 Kenwood Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
Church Classrooms and Local Church Members Homes
Travel Information

If you are planning on flying to the project, the closest airport is Bakersfield Airport Terminal (BFL). This is approximately 10 miles from the church.

Please book flights that come in before 6 pm on the arrival date. If you need to fly in later than 6 pm or outside of the arrival and departure dates, please check with the Maranatha office to confirm that your travel plans can be accommodated.

Please send your itinerary to so pick up arrangements can be made.

Travel Resources

Butler Travel:
503-879-5005 or by email with Nathanael at

CI Azumano Travel:
800-454-4099 or by email with Erle Dpenha or Azumano Team at


United States Facts & Figures


Washington DC


318 million


82% English, 11% Spanish


Mostly temperate, but tropical in Hawaii and Florida. Arid in the great plains and the southwest. Low winter temperatures in the northern states.


51% Protestant, 24% Catholic, 2% Mormon


US Dollar

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.