Handout #1 – Packing List

  • Trip Manual
  • Passport & Immunization Card
  • Color copy of Passport & Immunization Card
  • International Health Insurance Card (provided)
  • 4 Total bags for travel
    • 2 Carry-on plane bag: 1 carry on backpack for under seat + 1 carry on bag for overhead bin
    • 2 Checked under plane bag: 1 checked bag for you + 1 checked bag for team supplies (if space is available)
  • Cash for airports meals, snacks in country & small souvenirs ($50-$100 with bills newer than 2003 without marks or tears)
  • Bible/Journal/Pen
  • Refillable Water Bottle
  • When Helping Hurts Book
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Hand sanitizer (small bottle)
  • Pants, skirts, or capris (knee length minimum / no shorts)
  • T-shirts (casual & modest no tank tops)
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Toilet paper (keep some with you at all times)
  • Ear plugs/eye mask (for sleeping)
  • Snacks—Energy Bars (nothing that will melt), Trail Mix, Gatorade Mix Packets, etc.
  • 75 – 4X6 copies of your family picture (have a modest background in your picture when taken, these will be a gift to the each child)
  • Personal medications, bug repellent & sun screen
  • Extra batteries, cables for charging phone and camera
  • AC converter (220V provided)


  • Motion sickness meds, Pepto Bismol, Imodium
  • Cipro (or another doctor recommend travelers antibiotic)


  • Purse (use backpack), Jewelry (wedding rings or anything of great value)
  • Alcohol or tobacco, Bottled water (provided)