PACKING

YOUR BACKPACK

  • One change of clothes. This will be the outfit you change into when you have a layover and also serves as your emergency outfit in the event luggage is delayed.
  • Driver’s License or State ID Card
  • Small toiletries for layover or delays (3 oz or less) in a clear quart size ziplock.
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Empty re-useable water bottle
  • Snacks (Ideas: Cliff bars, cheese/peanut butter crackers, granola bars, beef jerky, NO fresh fruit or vegetables, TRAIL MIX or anything that will melt)
  • Reading material
  • Travel pillow
  • Camera/phone & charger
  • Spending money (See FAQ's in "Preparing To Travel.)

YOUR ROLLING DUFFLE OR SUITCASE

Clothing

  • Two traveling outfits, something comfortable for the long flights
  • 2 pairs lounge clothes for the evenings
  • 6 work outfits for your ministry (3 bottoms/6 tops) The type of clothing will depend upon your project. (See "Clothing Guidelines" on the "At A Glance" page.)
  • 1 casual outfit for each non-work day
  • 1 or 2 church/dinner outfits
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Work shoes / Boots
  • Tennis shoes or comfortable walking shoes
  • Warm pajamas
  • Warm slippers
  • Tall Trash Bag for dirty clothing
  • Heavy weight Jacket and Sweatshirt
  • Beanie, gloves. Note: If you plan to ski/board, you will need to bring gear.
  • Rain poncho and/or umbrella

Other

  • Bible (small)
  • Evangecube
  • Pen(s)
  • Your Trip Guide
  • Alarm Clock (Wind up or Battery Only)
  • Driver’s License or State ID Card (Do not PACK!)
  • Eye Glasses (we recommend no contact lenses)
  • Sun Glasses (nothing expensive – simple)
  • Small Flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • First Aid Medications -- Team Leader will carry a team First Aid kit, but recommend that each person carry the following for their personal use (Tylenol and/or Advil, motion sickness meds, cold remedies, constipation remedies, diarrhea remedies, gastric upset remedies, bug spray, sunscreen, Chapstick & any personal prescriptions)
  • Doctor prescribed antibiotics
  • Toiletries (Kleenex, Handy-Wipes, Brush, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Personal Hygiene items
  • Tall Trash Bag for dirty clothing
  • Plug adapter (See FAQ's in "Preparing To Travel.)
  • 1 Roll of Toilet Paper

Optional items

  • Hair Dryer – recommend dual voltage
  • Ziplock Bags
  • Pillow/Travel Pillow (take on plane with you)
  • Sewing Kit and/or Safety Pins
  • Notecards (to encourage team members and Partners)
  • Photo Album (pictures of family, home, church)
  • Journal
  • Electrolyte Beverage Powder (i.e.: Gatorade)
  • Work Gloves