Ultimate Workout 31

Dates
July 15 - 25, 2021
Location
Peru
Participation Fee
TBD
What's Included

Overview

Maranatha’s annual teen-only project, the Ultimate Workout, is entering its 31st year, and we’re headed to Peru! Each year, high school aged teens from around the world join the Ultimate Workout and find opportunities to get out of their comfort zone, serve others, connect with Christ, and grow physically, socially, and spiritually.

This year we are expecting more than 150 volunteers to make a difference in communities outside of Lima, Peru. Teen volunteers will help construct two brand new churches as well as paint and renovate another facility in the area. In addition to the construction the teens are challenged to reach out into the local community through children’s ministry programs and creative outreach projects. This project also has a full medical and dental team which teens are able to join each day and experience first-hand what it’s like to be in the medical field.

This project is Maranatha’s teen-only project. Maranatha provides all project leadership. In fact, adults are not allowed on the project unless they are leadership pre-selected by Maranatha.

Scope

Construction

Children’s Ministry

Community Outreach

Medical and Dental Clinics

Leaders
Lisandro Staut,
Project Coordinator
Rebekah Shephard,
Office Coordinator
Itinerary
Tuesday, July 13
Staff Arrival in Lima
Wednesday, July 14
Required Staff Orientation
Thursday, July 15
Participant Arrival in Lima
Friday, July 16
Orientation and First Work Day
Saturday, July 17
Worship with the Local Congregations
Sunday, July 18
Work Days with Midweek Excursion
Saturday, July 24
Worship with the Local Congregations
Sunday, July 25
Lima Activities. Evening Departure from Lima
ARRIVALVolunteers will be flying to Lima, Peru (airport code LIM) to arrive on Thursday, July 15. Staff will need to arrive on Tuesday, July 13. You will be given the exact arrival time frame upon confirmation. Please wait for confirmation from Maranatha before purchasing your airfare to ensure there is still space on the project and to ensure you book the right flight.
DEPARTUREAll volunteers will depart on Sunday, July 25. You will be given the exact time frame upon confirmation.
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.

Once you are confirmed for the trip, you will receive the exact time within which to arrive and depart. Please wait to receive this time frame BEFORE booking your flights. Any tickets outside of these guidelines will result in additional fees.

Participants arriving with staff parents for the staff orientation will be required to pay an additional fee to cover the expenses incurred during their early arrival.

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
Lima

During the work week, volunteer teams will take turns going on a day trip to the capital city of Lima. Volunteers will go to the Parque de las Leyendas, a large zoo in the northern part of the city. This large zoo is broken down into areas featuring animals from the Peruvian highlands, the Peruvian jungles, and from other parts of the world. There is also a set of ruins (called a huaca) in the zoo where you can take a 15-minute tour of the ancient remains and see the mummy room. After the zoo, the group will head to the Larcomar, an iconic modern shopping mall on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Volunteers will eat lunch here and enjoy the view before heading on to the colonial district where they’ll visit the Plaza de Armas, the main town square. Here volunteers will see old buildings from the colonial era as well as visit a few shops if they wish. Then the excursion group will head back to camp to reunite with the rest of the teams.

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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