Family Project India

Dates
December 17 - 30, 2021
Location
India
Participation Fee
TBD
What's Included

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

Overview

Maranatha offers at least two family projects each year that provide service opportunities for every member of your family, both young and old. For Christmas 2021, plan to spend it in the fascinating country of India!

There is a great need for churches and schools throughout the entire country of India, and volunteers on this project will be able to be a part of answered prayers. The project will involve the construction of a church or school, the exact building assignment is still to be determined.
Depending on the number of volunteers who join and their skill sets, the group may also reach out into the surrounding community through health outreach and children’s ministry programs. Younger volunteers, 12 and under, will have a chance to join the Day Camp during the project to experience different aspects of service and receive insights into daily life in India!

At the end of the project, the group will have the opportunity to go on excursion to see some of the beauty present in that region of the world.

Scope

Construction

Children’s Ministry

Community Outreach

Leaders
Karen Godfrey,
Project Coordinator
Vinish and Rachel Wilson,
Maranatha Country Director and Children's Day Camp Coordinator
Itinerary
Saturday, July 17
Arrival
Friday, July 30
Departure
ARRIVALVolunteers will arrive in Ranchi, India (airport code IXR) on Friday, December 17, 2021 before 12:00 p.m., noon.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.
DEPARTUREVolunteers will depart for home on Thursday, December 30, 2020 from Delhi, India (DEL) after 11:00 p.m. or Friday, December 31, 2021 before 5:00 a.m.
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase all their own international and domestic plane tickets. This project will include an excursion which will also require volunteers to book a specific set of flights.

An information packet will be available for download closer to the project which will give specific arrival and departure windows and flight numbers. Due to travel time you may need to leave you home a day or two before the project start date.

Maranatha representatives will meet volunteers upon arrival in Ranchi.

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.

India Facts & Figures

CAPITAL

New Delhi

POPULATION

1.22 billion

LANGUAGE

41% Hindi, 8/1% Bengali, 7.2% Telagu, and various other languages.

CLIMATE

Varies from tropical monsoons in the south to temperate in the north

RELIGION

80% Hindu, 13% Muslim, 2% Christian

CURRENCY

Indian Rupee (approximately 63 Rupees to $1 USD)

Entry Requirements
  • All passports must be valid for at least six months from the dates of intended return.
  • Tourist Visa
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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