I can't believe that in just a few days I'll be headed on a mission trip to Haiti! To tell you the truth, I am pretty nervous. I have been on mission trips in the states, but this will be my first mission trip out of the country. It is going to be an amazing experience and an eye opener. Being out of my comfort zone is going to be a great learning experience and I'm ready for it.
I know the Lord is going to provide safety and comfort as we create relationships with Haitian communities. Fears of discomfort have been taunting me here and there, but then I think about how many times I have grown in the unknown. The Lord works in wonderful ways.
I have been doing a lot of reading on what to bring on a mission trip and I thought I'd make a little list of things to pack when you are going on a mission trip:
1. Face Wash: I'll be packing my R+F facewash, sunscreen and moisturizer. The bottles are all small enough to pack in my checked bag for this mission trip and I won't have to worry about breakouts, dry-skin, or sunburns while in Haiti.
2. Snacks and Meal bars: We've been told that in Haiti, most families eat two meals- breakfast and dinner. I'm bringing Luna Bars, fruit cups, dried fruit, laughing cow cheese wedges, and crackers for mid-afternoon meals.
3. Toothbrush and Toothpaste: Well, this is an essential for any trip. But always something I seem to forget and have to head to a drugstore to pick up. I don't think there will be as many options to do that in Haiti, so I'm definitely remembering to pack it!
4. Dry shampoo and headbands: WOWOWOW I love dry shampoo. If you don't have dry shampoo, head to your local Walgreens and grab it now. It is a must-have for mission trips. I'll be packing my Headbands of Hope Headbands as well so I can just toss my hair in a bun each day. Easy breezy.
5. Bobby pins and a mini hairbrush
6. BUG SPRAY: Mosquitoes and malaria are pretty rampant in Haiti, so I've been told to bring lots of bugspray and bug repellant LOTION to cover up with. It's currently in my Amazon cart.
7. Wet Wipes: For quick cleaning and handwashes. These are great.
8. Cheap sunglasses: You know those $1 cheap sunglasses that they give out at festivals and fairs and as giveaways? This is the perfect time to use them. The weather in Haiti is usually hot and rainy. These will be useful!
I'm still raising money for Haiti and would love your support in prayer. If you feel called to support me financially or through prayer,please head to my Go Fund Me page HERE.
See anything I have forgotten? Let me know! & Happy Thursday!