Zambia Project

Project Full
October 19 - 31, 2023
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 new Bethal Clinic in Chipata.

On this project we will be laying blocks on a new clinic next to the Bethal Church. The surrounding community has 16 villages with a community of over 10,000 people. It’s a long walk to the nearest overloaded clinic creating a big gap in health care, especially for maternity cases and basic medical needs. In 2014 the church members began planning and praying about building a clinic on this site. In faith they began collecting building materials like bricks. The active Bethal congregation has started four more churches, began a preschool in their new One Day Church, and eagerly looks forward to impacting their community through this vital clinic.

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, medical clinics and health education. Volunteers will fly into Lilongwe, Malawi.

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


Clinic Construction

Community Outreach

Susan Woods,
Project Coordinator
David Woods,
Construction Superintendent
Debi Paul,
Thursday, October 19
Arrival in Chipata, Zambia after flying into Lilongwe, Malawi
Friday, October 20
Work Day
Saturday, October 21
Worship with Local Congregation
Sunday, October 22
Work Day
Monday, October 23
Work Day
Tuesday, October 24
Work Day
Wednesday, October 25
Excursion to Mwami Adventist Hospital
Thursday, October 26
Work Day
Friday, October 27
Work Day
Saturday, October 28
Worship with Local Congregation
Sunday, October 29
Safari Excursion to South Luangwa National Park
Monday, October 30
Safari Excursion to South Luangwa National Park
Tuesday, October 31
Departure from Lilongwe, Malawi
ARRIVALVolunteers will arrive in Lilongwe, Malawi, (LLW), Thursday, October 19, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 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 Lilongwe, Malawi (LLW), Tuesday, October 31, after 12 p.m.
Golf Rest Lodge
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own plane tickets to and from Lilongwe, Malawi. 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 Malawi.

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

South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa National Park is a world-renowned game reserve located in eastern Zambia. The Luangwa River is full of hippopotamuses and crocodiles and is a major water source for the park’s large populations of giraffes, elephants, zebras, and cape buffaloes. Lucky visitors often spot lions, leopards, hyena, and much more! 

You will be staying at the Mfuwe Lodge, ‘the lodge the elephants walk through’ during October – December headed to feast on a mango tree on the grounds. Nestled between two lagoons, in a shaded canopy of  trees, award-winning Mfuwe Lodge is a wonderful spot to enjoy all South Luangwa has to offer. 


Part of your participation fee covers accommodations, all meals, ground transportation, insurance, entrance fees, and tour guides for this excursion. 

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.