Zambia Project

November 2 - 15, 2022
Participation Fee
What's Included

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


Join Maranatha in Zambia and work at the Bethsaida Adventist Church in Kasama, Zambia!

On Sabbath, January 8, 2022 the Bethsaida Adventist Church in Zambia was destroyed during a fierce storm. Five people were killed and many more were injured. As the congregation grieved, they also looked for a way to rebuild and heal their community. maranatha agreed to build a large church for Bethsaida with enough room for 500 people. The structure will be made of steel and cinder block, strong enough to withstand future storms. Maranatha will also build six Sabbath School classrooms for the 180 children who attend each week.

Volunteers on this project would be the first volunteer team to serve at Bethsaida and would construction one of the classrooms. Depending on the number of volunteers and the skills and interests they bring, this group could also reach out into the community through activities like children’s ministry programs and health education. Kasama is approximately a 10+ hour drive from Lusaka.

At the end of the project, the group will enjoy a safari excursion in Lower Zambezi National Park.


Sabbath School Construction

Community Outreach

Susan Woods,
Project Coordinator
David Woods,
Construction Superintendent
Wednesday, November 2
Arrival in Lusaka, Zambia and start travel to Kasama.
Thursday, November 3
Arrive in Kasama, Orientation
Friday, November 4
First Work Day
Saturday, November 5
Worship with the Local Congregation
Sunday, November 6
Work Days
Saturday, November 12
Worship with the Local Congregation. Afternoon departure to Lusaka.
Sunday, November 13
Travel to Lower Zambezi National Park
Monday, November 14
Full Day Safari in Lower Zambezi
Tuesday, November 15
Travel to Lusaka, Evening Flight Departures from Lusaka
ARRIVALVolunteers will arrive into Lusaka, Zambia (LUN) on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
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 Lusaka in the afternoon or evening of Tuesday, November 15, 2022, after 1:00 p.m.
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own plane tickets to and from Lusaka, Zambia. The dates posted are the arrival and departure dates from the project. You may need to leave home a day or two before the advertised start date to arrive on the correct date. Maranatha representatives will meet volunteers upon arrival in Lusaka.

More information including specific flight arrival and departure windows will be available in an 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

Butler Travel:
503-879-5005 or by email with Nathanael at

Lower Zambezi National Park

Lower Zambezi National Park is located a few hours east of Lusaka, on the banks of the Zambezi river. Visitors can often see elephant, buffalo, crocodile, hippopotamus, and many antelope species. Lucky visitors can also spot lions and leopards. Volunteers will enjoy a full day safari in the park.

Zambia Facts & Figures




15.97 million


English (official) 1.7%, Bemba 33.4%, Nyanja 14.7%, Tonga 11.4%, many dialects


Tropical; modified by altitude. Rainy Season: Oct to April


Protestant 75.3%, Roman Catholic 20.2%


Zambian Kwacha

Entry Requirements
  • Passports valid for at least 6 months past return with two blank visa pages.
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.