Family Project Peru

Project Full
December 22, 2023 - January 1, 2024
Participation Fee
What's Included


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 Christmas in Peru!

Volunteers on this project will build a new church for the congregation in Pisac, a village in southern Peru’s Sacred Valley region. In addition, depending on the skills and interests of the volunteers who register, this project could also include community outreach including children’s ministry and health education. A special day camp will be offered for children 12 and under which will give younger volunteers a unique opportunity to learn more about life in Peru while also helping in all the other aspects of the mission trip as well.


Church Construction

Community Outreach

Christina Lloyd,
Project Coordinator
Danny Poljak,
Construction Superintendent
Tim McMillen,
Spiritual Coordinator
Friday, December 22
Arrival into Cusco
Saturday, December 23
Worship with Matinga congregation
Sunday, December 24
Work Day
Monday, December 25
Work Day
Tuesday, December 26
Work Day
Wednesday, December 27
Machu Picchu Excursion
Thursday, December 28
Work Day
Friday, December 29
Work Day
Saturday, December 30
Worship with Matinga congregation
Sunday, December 31
Cusco Excursion
Monday, January 1
Departures from Cusco
ARRIVALVolunteers will arrive in Cusco, Peru (airport code CUZ) on Friday, December 22, 2023.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) on Monday, January 1, 2024.
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own plane tickets to and from Peru as well as domestic tickets within Peru. Maranatha representatives will meet volunteers upon arrival in Cusco, Peru.

The dates posted are the arrival and departure dates from the project. Due to travel time, you may need to leave a day before the arrival date.

More information including specific flight arrival and departure windows will be available in the information packet.

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 and Cusco - Included

Wednesday, December 27: The group will travel by train and bus 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.

Sunday, December 31: Visitors will explore the Sacred Valley and the city of Cusco before departing from Cusco the next day.

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.