Family Project Peru

Dates
June 17 - 27, 2021
Location
Peru
Participation Fee
$1,150
What's Included

Overview

Maranatha offers at least two family projects each year that provide service opportunities for every member of your family, both young and old. This year, spend part of your summer in Peru!

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.

Volunteers on this project will be one of the many volunteer groups working at the La Tinguiña Adventist School in a suburb of Ica, Peru. The congregation started meeting in this location in 1975 and have been praying ever since for an Adventist school. In 2019 Maranatha agreed to build them a school and later that year, the members stepped out in faith and tore down their existing church to make room on the property. Unfortunately COVID-19 has delayed the construction of the school, but the members are still faithfully awaiting their new school and construction is expected to resume in 2021.

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 Peru!

At the end of the project, the group will have the opportunity to visit the world famous ruins of Machu Picchu!

Scope

Construction

Children’s Ministry

Community Outreach

Leaders
Steve Case,
Project Coordinator
Mary Johnson,
Children's Ministry Coordinator
Maggie Petersen,
Head Cook
Barbara Mayes,
Team Medic
Itinerary
Thursday, June 17
Arrival in Peru
Friday, June 18
Orientation and First Work Day
Saturday, June 19
Worship with the Local Congregation
Sunday, June 20
Work Days
Saturday, June 26
Worship with the Local Congregation
Sunday, June 27
Departure from Peru or Continue on Optional Excursion
Monday, June 28
Optional Excursion: Machu Picchu
Tuesday, June 29
Optional Excursion: Departure from Peru
ARRIVALVolunteers will arrive in Lima, Peru (airport code LIM) on Thursday, June 17, 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 and to ensure you book the right flight.
DEPARTUREVolunteers will depart from Lima, Peru (LIM) on Sunday, June 27, 2021 or continue on the optional excursion with a departure from Cusco (CUZ) June 29, 2021. Please see the information packet for specific departure windows.
El Huarango Hotel
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
Huacachina - Included

One afternoon the group will travel 20 minutes outside of Ica to a small oasis nestled among the sand dunes, called Huacachina. Volunteers will take a dune buggy ride up the sand dune where they can try their hand at sand boarding down the dune or simply enjoy the view.

Paracas - Included for those not going to Machu Picchu

Those going to Machu Picchu on the optional excursion will have to head straight back to Lima for their flight to Cusco, but those who are not going to Machu Picchu will stop in the coastal town of Paracas on their way back to Lima. The group will go on a boat tour to the Ballestas Islands where they can see sea lions and humboldt penguins. After the tour volunteers will enjoy a nice lunch and can explore the souvenir shops before returning to Lima for departures Sunday night.

Optional Excursion: Machu Picchu: $440

Sunday, June 27: 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, June 28: The group will to the ruins of Machu Picchu where they will take a guided tour. 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.

Tuesday, June 29: Visitors will explore the Sacred Valley and the city of Cusco before departing from Cusco that evening.

This excursion has an additional fee 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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