Young Adult Project 2021

Dates
July 1 - 11, 2021
Location
Peru
Participation Fee
$1,150
What's Included

Overview

Maranatha’s Young Adult Project is designed for all young adults ages 18-35. Join volunteers from around the world as they participate in service in Peru!

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 and their skills and interest, volunteers on this project will have the opportunity to conduct outreach projects in the local community which could include children’s ministry programming. 

This project also includes an optional excursion to the world-famous ruins of Machu Picchu!

Scope

Construction

Children’s Ministry

Community Outreach

Leaders
Angela Boothby,
Project Coordinator
Itinerary
Tuesday, June 29
Optional Excursion: Arrival in Cusco, Peru
Wednesday, June 30
Optional Excursion: Machu Picchu Tour
Thursday, July 1
Arrival in Lima, Peru
Friday, July 2
Travel to Ica, Construction Orientation
Saturday, July 3
Worship with the Local Congregation
Sunday, July 4
Work Days with Midweek Local Excursion
Saturday, July 10
Worship with the Local Congregation
Sunday, July 11
Evening Departures from Lima, Peru
ARRIVALVolunteers will arrive in Lima, Peru (airport code LIM) on Thursday, July 1, 2021. Those joining the optional excursion arrive in Cusco (CUZ) on Tuesday, June 29 and transfer from Cusco to Arequipa on the July 1st on a specific flight listed in 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) after 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 11, 2021.
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own international and inter-Peru plane tickets according to the flight guidelines in the information packet. Maranatha representatives will meet volunteers upon arrival at the final destination airport.

More information is available in the information packet available for download above.

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

Excursions
Huacachina - Included

Huacachina is a small oasis nestled among sand dunes approximately 20 minutes outside of Ica. Volunteers will have the chance to take a dune buggy up the dunes where they can enjoy the views or try they can try their hand at sand boarding down the dune. There are a few shops surrounding the water that have souvenirs.

Machu Picchu - $500 per person

Volunteers can choose to extend their stay in Peru by joining an optional excursion to visit the world-famous Incan ruins of Machu Picchu PRIOR to the project. The excursion will take place June 29 – July 1 and has an additional fee of $500 per person.

Tuesday, June 29: Volunteers will arrive in Cusco and will then travel by bus to Urubamba, which is a lower altitude, where they’ll spend the night.

Wednesday, June 30: 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.

Thursday, July 1: The group will explore the Sacred Valley and the city of Cusco before departing from Cusco that evening on a specific flight (see information packet) to join the rest of the volunteers in Lima.

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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