Zambia Project June 2024

June 27, 2024 - July 9, 2024
Participation Fee
What's Included


Join Maranatha in Zambia and help us to build an Education and Evangelism Center (EEC) next to the Mwami Adventist Hospital, 18 miles from Chipata, Eastern Zambia. The EEC is our largest structure, and Maranatha has built more than 100 of these school buildings around the world.

In 1925, the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Africa acquired a farm of 3,035 acres, on which the Mwami Mission Station was established. The farm had three streams, good soil, and pastureland that could support a small herd. It used to be a tobacco farm and had many of its original brick buildings. Some of these buildings were run down, but contained 200,000 good bricks that were used to construct new mission buildings. The Mwami Adventist Hospital was later established there, as an extension of the medical missionary work conducted at Malamulo Mission in Malawi. Mwami is located 30 kilometers southeast of Chipata, the capital city of the Eastern Province of Zambia. The mission was named after the Mwami stream, which flows through the property. Maranatha worked on several projects at the Mwami Hospital decades ago. And the Adventist Church in Zambia recently requested Maranatha return to build a secondary school campus. It will serve a growing community and be the first school to offer secondary Adventist education in its Province.


Construction:  Volunteers will lay block walls for an EEC (Education and Evangelism Center).

Outreach: If we have enough volunteers interested in children or health initiatives, we can include them in the job scope. It would be especially meaningful to offer a few days of medical assistance at the Mwami Adventist Hospital.

Karen Godfrey,
Project Coordinator
Kenneth Weiss,
Project Coordinator
Peter Thomas,
Construction Superintendent
Thursday, June 27
OPTIONAL EXCURSION ONLY Arrival in Livingstone, Zambia
Friday, June 28
Visit Victoria Falls and the Mkhosana School Campus in Zimbabwe
Saturday, June 29
Worship with a local congregation
Sunday, June 30
Full Day Safari at Chobe National Park in Botswana
Monday, July 1
Arrival in Lilongwe (Project Only) or Chipata for Project (Flight Included for Optional Excursion)
Tuesday, July 2
Work day
Saturday, July 6
Worship with local community
Sunday, July 7
Work day
Monday, July 8
Work day
Tuesday, July 9
Travel to Lilongwe, Malawi for afternoon departures
ARRIVAL*Optional Excursion
Arrival: Livingstone, Zambia (LVI), Thursday, June 27, between 8:00am and 6:00pm

Project Only
Arrival: Lilongwe, Malawi (LLW), Monday, July 1, between 1:00pm and 4:00pmPlease 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.
DEPARTUREDeparture: Lilongwe, Malawi (LLW), Tuesday, July 9, after 12:00pm (noon)
Protea by Marriott Hotel
Travel Information

Volunteers doing the optional excursion will purchase their own plane tickets to Livingstone, Zambia and from Lilongwe, Malawi. Volunteers not joining the excursion may fly round trip to Lilongwe. The dates posted are the arrival and departure dates from the project. You may need to leave home a day before the advertised start date to arrive on the correct date. Maranatha representatives will meet volunteers upon arrival in Zambia.

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

Butler Travel:
503-879-5005 or by email

Optional Excursion - Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park

Victoria Falls is a waterfall on the Zambezi River in southern Africa, which provides habitat for several unique species of plants and animals. It is located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe  and is one of the world’s largest waterfalls, with a width of 1,708 m (5,604 ft). Chobe National Park is Botswana’s first national park, and also the most biologically diverse. Located in the north of the country, this park is known for having a population of lions that prey on elephants (mostly calves or juveniles).

You will stay at the Protea by Marriott Hotel in Livingstone, close to Victoria Falls (one of the seven natural wonders of the world).

The Optional Excursion fee covers accommodations, flight from Livingstone to Chipata, all meals, ground transportation, insurance, entrance fees, and tour guides. 

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.