Peru Project

Dates
April 15 - 25, 2021
Location
Peru
Participation Fee
$895
What's Included

Overview

Update (Jan 2021): As countries continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic regulations change regularly. At this time Maranatha is moving forward with the preparation for this project. Those planning on joining this project should go ahead and register and we will update registered volunteers if there are any changes to the status of the project.

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

Foundation Pouring and Metal Structure Assembly

Children’s Ministry

Leaders
Judy Shull,
Project Coordinator
David Shull,
Construction Superintendent
Itinerary
Thursday, April 15
Arrival in Lima
Friday, April 16
Orientation and first work day
Saturday, April 17
Worship with the local congregation
Sunday, April 18
Work days with Friday afternoon excursion
Saturday, April 24
Worship with the local congregation
Sunday, April 25
Evening departure from Lima or continue on optional Machu Picchu excursion
Sunday, April 25
Optional Excursion: Fly from Lima to Cusco
Monday, April 26
Optional Excursion: Visit Machu Picchu
Tuesday, April 27
Optional Excursion: Tour Sacred Valley, Evening departures from Cusco
ARRIVALVolunteers will arrive in Lima, Peru (airport code LIM) on Thursday, April 15, 2021 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 25, 2021 or continue on the optional excursion with a departure from Cusco (CUZ) April 27, 2021. Please see the information packet for specific departure windows.
Travel Information

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

Please wait for confirmation before purchasing your airfare. Specific flight arrival and departure windows are listed in the information packet available for download above. 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

Excursions
Optional: Machu Picchu: $500

Sunday, April 25: Those joining the optional excursion will take a specific flight (see information packet) to Cusco and will then travel by bus to Urubamba where they’ll spend the night.

Monday, April 26: The group will take a train and bus 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. Volunteers will take a guided tour of the ruins.

Tuesday, March 27: Visitors will explore the Sacred Valley and the city of Cusco before departing from Cusco that evening.

This excursion has an additional fee of $500 per person which covers everything you’ll need during the excursion including accommodations, local transportation, meals, and entrance costs.

Anyone wanting to join the Machu Picchu excursion will need to register and fully pay for the excursion prior to a set deadline. 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
  • COVID-19 Requirements
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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