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Packing List

Toiletries & Bedding
  • Twin sheets & blanket (pillow provided) *Leave as a donation if you desire

  • Towel and washcloth (2 each) *Leave as a donation if you desire

  • Medicines: Pain reliever, antibacterial ointments, Band-aids, etc.

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Toothbrush & toothpaste

  • Deodorant

  • Shampoo

  • Shower soap

  • Toilet paper/Tissue (This is provided at the Mission House, but public restrooms do not always provide it.)

  • Lotion

  • Q-Tips

  • Bug spray

  • Sunscreen

  • Clothes for workdays: short sleeve shirts, knee-length shorts (2 outfits per day)

  • Clothes for visitation days: skirts/dresses (ladies), polos (men)

  • Sleeping clothes

  • Light jacket

  • Hat

  • Closed toe shoes

  • Flip flops for the shower

  • Passport

  • Refillable water bottle

  • Bible

  • Raincoat/umbrella

  • Personal Snacks

  • Souvenir money

  • Garbage bag (for dirty clothes)

  • Hard candy, toys, children’s clothing (to hand out to villagers)

Packing Suggestions
  • Have a packing buddy! If you are able to share toiletries such as shampoo or insect repellent with someone, you will save a lot of room and weight.

  • Don’t bring your best suitcase. Your luggage will be in many places, so bring the duffle bags you don’t mind damaging.

  • Have a day’s worth of supplies in your carry on. While we don’t want anyone’s luggage lost or delayed, we want you to be prepared if it happened.

  • Don’t pack too much! You’ll want to leave room for any souvenirs you may pick up.

  • This list is not all-inclusive, so don’t forget to bring anything that is specific to you, i.e. contacts, phone charger, etc.

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