Catalyst: Collegiate and Young Adult Mission Trip

Project Full
June 22, 2023 - July 2, 2023
Participation Fee
What's Included

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


Join Maranatha on a special mission experience for young adults, ages 18-28. Come be a catalyst for change, and discover how service can spark transformation in communities, faith, and you! This project will combine spiritual renewal, authentic conversations, and international service into an unforgettable mission trip as you connect and serve along side like-minded peers.

Volunteers will be working in the town of Izcuchaca, Peru, just an hour away from Cusco. The Izcuchaca Adventist Church started in 1999 and a small group of 10 began meeting in a rented home. Since then they have grown and four new congregations have branched off into churches of their own. They purchased a piece of land and built a structure on the back of the property to use as Sabbath School classrooms, but have had to meet in the building for church services as well. Not only is the worship space small for the 40 current members, but it doesn’t look like a church to the surrounding neighborhood. The members are praying for a new church that will better represent their faith and give them space to grow.

Young adults will lay the block walls for the new church building as well as reach out to the community through children’s programs, food ministry, health education, and more!

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Church Construction

Community Outreach

Joey and Jessica Osborne,
Project Coordinators
Thursday, June 22
Arrival in Peru
Friday, June 23
Worship with the Local Congregation
Saturday, June 24
Work Days
Wednesday, June 28
Machu Picchu Excursion
Thursday, June 29
Work Days
Saturday, July 1
Worship with the Local Congregation
Sunday, July 2
Local Cusco Activities, Afternoon Departures
ARRIVALVolunteers will arrive in Cusco, Peru (CUZ) before 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 22.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 Cusco, Peru (CUZ) after 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 2.
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own plane tickets to and from Peru. This project may require a domestic flight within Peru as well. The dates posted are the arrival and departure dates from the project location. You may need to leave home a day or two before the advertised start date to arrive on the correct date.

More information including specific flight arrival and departure windows and more information on the excursion 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

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

Machu Picchu

Volunteers will take a break mid-week to visit Machu Picchu! Machu Picchu is one of Peru’s most popular tourist destinations, located high in the Andes Mountains. The ruins of this ancient Inca city have been voted one of the “New” Seven Wonders of the World, and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was originally built in 1450 as an estate for the Inca emperor, but it was abandoned during the Spanish Conquest. The ruins are truly a sight to behold with the city set on a grassy plateau and the peak of Huayna Picchu behind it.

Peru Facts & Figures




34,528,657 (January 2024)


Spanish, Quechua, and Aymara


Varies by region and altitude. Dry in the west, tropical in the east, temperate to frigid in the Andes.


Catholic 60%, Protestant Christian 15%, Unspecified 21%


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.