Maranatha Volunteers International
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What We Do

The impact of Maranatha’s mission is two-fold as we provide desperately needed buildings, but also offer opportunities for ordinary people to make service a part of their lives.

The Construction
Maranatha receives requests from all over the world to construct various buildings. While our primary construction involves churches and schools, we have also built clinics, orphanages, homes, and hospitals. Once we accept a request, we embark on an extensive plan to coordinate construction and volunteers for each of the projects. Although each project is different, Maranatha also coordinates fundraising efforts for most of the international projects. Maranatha also coordinates building projects in North America, usually involving schools or churches. Requests for North American project assistance go through a different process, which does not include fundraising efforts from Maranatha. Learn more about how Maranatha can help construct an urgently needed building in your area by reading about our project assistance program.

The Volunteers
When a project is confirmed and scheduled, Maranatha announces the opportunity to volunteers through Maranatha print publications, membership email newsletters, and the website. Everyone is invited to volunteer, and there are specialized projects available for various types of groups, such as families, teenagers, or young adults. Each year, an average of 3000 people sign up on a Maranatha project. The result of a single trip is an unforgettable experience of cultural and spiritual growth.

The Funding
Maranatha's operation is divided into two segments: mission project costs and non-mission related costs. Maranatha's construction projects are funded by donations. Any donation designated for a specific country or project are applied to those projects. Our non-mission related costs (such as marketing, employment, office space) are funded by independent business investments, private donors who give specifically to our operations, and the Maranatha Fund.


Here is a link to their website:

http://www.maranatha.org/Template_Load.aspx?PageID=242

Under the News and Publications button you will find Maputo Musings written by my niece, Susan Woods. She, her husband and two of their children are now living in Malawi but, David still oversees the building of churches, schools and wells.
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Well my neice, Susan Woods has posted a new Malawi Musings in April and it is on the website now. There are also pictures of some of their adventures. You can see it at:

http://www.maranatha.org/Template_Load.aspx?PageID=292
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This is where the one-day churches come from and are constructed. What a blessing they are to so many places. You can see some of them on the above two websites.
Make it Happen! :-)
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DARLENE

THIS is a great program that out church has

dgrimm60
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This weekend is the 2011 Maranatha Convention and you can watch it live at:

http://www.maranatha.org/Template_Load.aspx?PageID=242
Make it Happen! :-)
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DARLENE

thank you for posting this web site

dgrimm60
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You're welcome. There are some very interesting video clips on this website. Just now I can't watch anything on their convention which is taking place this weekend. It is telling me to come back later......so, maybe I will. :-)
Make it Happen! :-)
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My niece Susan and her husband David who have worked with Maranatha in Malawi and Mozambique for quite a few years just returned to the U.S. this month. They will continue working with Maranatha in the U.S. Their children are living and working in the U.S. so I suspect this could be why they returned. They will be living in California.
Make it Happen! :-)
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Well here are ideas.....

https://maranatha.org/volunteer-opportun...resources/
Make it Happen! :-)
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DARLENE

thank you for posting this web site===it looks interesting

dgrimm70
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