Ultimate Workout 34

July 11 - 22, 2024
Participation Fee
What's Included


Maranatha’s annual teen-only project, the Ultimate Workout, is entering its 34th year, and we’re headed to Peru! Each year, high school aged teens from around the world join the Ultimate Workout and find opportunities to get out of their comfort zone, serve others, connect with Christ, and grow physically, socially, and spiritually. Maranatha provides all project leadership. In fact, adults are not allowed on the project unless they are leadership pre-selected by Maranatha.

This year we are expecting up to 120 volunteers to make a difference in Sicuani. Located at 11,644ft of altitude in Southern Peru, Sicuani is the capital of Canchis Province in the Cusco Region. It has an estimated population of 50,000 people and a vibrant Adventist membership that needs help. Teen volunteers will help construct two new churches (Los Lírios and Rosaspata), paint an existing church (Enmanuel), and reach out into the community through children’s ministry programs, and medical clinics.

Los Lírios Church – Was formed by a small group of Adventists who began meeting in the field, a piece of land bought with a loan. Rain was a problem for them. For a while, they rented a space but finally moved their gatherings to the church elder’s place. They have been waiting for 19 years for a church building. Recently, Maranatha provided the concrete slab, a metal structure and roof. Volunteers will come to build the walls and provide a permanent place of worship.

Rosaspata Church – It has been 25 years since a group of members coming from the Sicuani Central Adventist Church decided to plant a church in this area. Meetings started in tents but they also had to find refuge in a small home. Five years ago, church members finally bought a piece of land for $1,000 but after building the walls around the property to protect it, had no funds left for a building. The pandemic hit that church family but 20 people continued worshiping in that plot of land. Maranatha has also provided the foundation and structure for a new church and volunteers will lay blocks to complete the new building in July.

This project has limited capacity and confirmations will be made based on the submission of the $250 (non-refundable) deposit and availability for the Machu Picchu Excursion.

Final deadline: May 10, 2024


Construction and Painting

Children’s Ministry

Community Outreach

Medical Clinics

Lisandro Staut,
Project Coordinator
Loretta Spivey,
Co-Project Coordinator
Joe and Lee Osborn,
Medical Team Coordinators
Pr. Josue Quispe,
Outreach Coordinator
Mick Ray,
Construction Superintendent
Tuesday, July 9
Staff Arrival in Cusco
Wednesday, July 10
Required Staff Orientation
Thursday, July 11
Participant Arrival in Cusco
Friday, July 12
Orientation and First Work Day
Saturday, July 13
Worship with the Local Congregations
Sunday, July 21
Work Days with Midweek Excursion
Saturday, July 20
Worship with the Local Congregations
Sunday, January 21
Machu Picchu Excursion
Monday, January 22
Departure from Cusco
ARRIVALVolunteers will be flying to Cusco (airport code CUZ) as the final destination. For the vast majority, Lima (airport code LIM) will be the Port of Entry in Peru. Most volunteers will need a domestic flight from LIM to CUZ. Staff must arrive at CUZ July 9, before 12pm. Participants must arrive at CUZ July 11, before 12pm.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.
DEPARTUREAll volunteers will depart Cusco (CUZ) on Monday, July 22.
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own plane tickets to and from Cusco, Peru. Maranatha representatives will help participants transition to domestic flights in Lima and meet volunteers upon arrival in Cusco.

Once you are confirmed for the trip, you will receive the exact windows within which to arrive and depart. Please wait to receive this time frame BEFORE booking your flights. Any tickets outside of these guidelines will result in additional fees.

*Participants arriving with staff parents for the staff orientation will be required to pay an additional fee to cover the expenses incurred during their early arrival.

Travel Resources

Butler Travel:

CI Azumano Travel:

Machu Picchu and Cusco

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.

Before departing volunteers may explore the Sacred Valley and the city of Cusco.

Rainbow Mountain

Half way through the project Ultimate Workout volunteers will visit the Montaña Arcoíris (Rainbow Mountain), also called Montaña de Siete Colores (literally: Mountain of seven colors) located in the Andes of Peru with an altitude of 17,100 ft above sea level.

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.