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Jack Wellman July 21, 2011 at 5:44 pm

These are truly the words of experience speaking here. Thank you. I can see these useful even on a short term mission trip.

Anonymous March 9, 2012 at 9:29 pm

I think I would like to take a journal now…

David Peach March 14, 2012 at 11:27 pm

That is wonderful. I recently unpacked my boxes into my new office and enjoyed flipping through the pages of some of my mission trip journals. You will never regret getting your words on paper so that you can experience the trip over and over in the future. It will help you see what God has accomplished in your life.

Mark August 20, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Great list!
I have a couple of additional suggestions:
1) A “Plan B” in case medical devices fail. I use an insulin pump and took enough syringes and insulin that I could switch to injection therapy if the pump failed. It didn’t, but I was reassured that I had a full back-up plan.
2) International drivers license. Although you can rent a vehicle in many countries, IDL can make things easier in many locations.

Kel Valentine November 6, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Bring resistance bands for sure. Those would be great to have

Stephanie May 13, 2013 at 7:35 pm

Thank you so much for your advice! I will be going on my first missions trip to Bolivia, and I am very excited. I definitely will be bringing a journal. I have been doing alot of research and have picked up some good advice. I have found that it is recommended to bring antibiotics such as Ciprofloxacin (cipro tabs are good for stomach and intestinal bacterial infections) or Amoxicillan, along with Melatonin pills, and Dramamine (good for motion sickness). Ginger pills or candied ginger (also called crystalized ginger) are good for nausea and can be bought at a local health food store. If bringing vitamins or pills, it is recommend to keep them in their original bottles as opposed to baggies so as not to be suspicious and time wasting. And last but not least: depending on the area you will be going to and whether or not the water is questionable it has been recommended to be very careful shaving (male or female). I read that it is better not to shave for a month than be contaminated/infected through a shaving cut. If you don’t want to use water but want to shave you can use shaving gel after you shower and dry off.
As for luggage be sure that it is easily identifiable. Using a bright string or colored tie on is a good idea. Be sure all luggage has your name and address on them.
Thanks alot for your advice!

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